Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cookie Exchange

I am not a great baker

I tend to buy them rather than make them
although lately I have been baking a bit more

this time of year
I like to carry on traditions
make things you tend to only have
once a year


I have my tried and true
recipes passed down
family favorites
so I tend to make
~almond fingers
~birds nests
~peanut butter balls
~hello dolly squares
~stuffed dates
~gumdrop cookies
and
~scotch cakes.

when I am asked to participate
in a cookie exchange
I always take
Peanut Butter Blossoms


they are scrumptious
I got the recipe a few years ago
in a magazine

the girls at work call them
"boobie cookies"
they make me laugh!


unfortunately this year
I have no longer been able to find
the mini kisses in my
neck of the woods

thankfully I had some left in the freezer
so I was able to make some little ones
but some will have to be a little bigger
to accommodate a regular size kiss

so today I baked 10 dozen cookies
plus some extras for giving...


Ingredients:

  • 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or butter)
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

recipe found here.

13 comments:

Cathi said...

I love your "boobie cookies" haha....I will give them a try. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is number 1 in my book!

Thanks for your kind comments Lori....and in answer to your question on my blog - the movie is White Christmas!

Have a happy Saturday! xxoo

Chez Zizi said...

Uhh Yum! My two favorite flavors/foods. Chocolate and peanut butter cannot go wrong. I just have to have them and I will be making those cookies this year.
Thanks,
Zizette

Christina said...

Yum! Those are my favorite cookies! We made some a few weeks ago.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

You made a ton of those, and they look wonderful. I'm going to try them. I know the kids would love them in care packages.

The White Farmhouse said...

Oh, I am so going to try these boobie cookies! How funny! You could send them as a "Good luck on your mammogram" gift!

Use chocolate chips. They are tiny and shaped like a kiss.

Simone said...

"Boobie Cookies"....I love it! :)

Jacqueline said...

You rekon that your not much of a baker, Lori. You're a hundred times more of a baker than me !!
Your 'boobie cookies'look so delicious and I love the sound of the peanut butter ones. If you lived near me you would have everyone wanting to be your friend !! XXXX

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those looked amazing. Those are my favorite you know:) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a wonderful recipe, Lori, and you will be surprised to find out why...I don't like peanut butter!! I don't bake that often because the temptation to eat sweets it's huge and I don't need my waistline to expand any more than it has!! lol! So I like to buy sweets and ice cream with peanut butter in it so I don't eat it!! Good plan? So, thank you!!

BTW~love your blog! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Laura said...

This is a delicious recipe...we call them peanut blossoms but your title is more interesting! Never the less, they are yummy!
:) Laura

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Thanks for leaving me the suggestion for displaying my vintage Christmas decorations.

I also don't bake much, but I just may try a few of your cookie recipes this holiday season.

Tracey said...

Yum! These are a favorite at our house too, but I've alawys used the regular sized kisses, I didn't even know they made the mini ones. I have a cookie exchange to go to on the 20th and these would be a great choice to bring!

:) T

prashant said...

Yum! Those are my favorite cookies! We made some a few weeks ago.

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