Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossom Cookies  Popular cookie and loved by everyone who likes chocolate and peanut butter together. Peanut Blossom

submitted by Alicia

  • 1/2 cup shortening or margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. of milk
  • Chocolate Star Candies

Cream together butter, brown sugar, egg, peanut butter, vanilla and milk. Add flour, salt and baking soda, mix completely. Roll into small balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 375°. When almost done (when cookie starts to crack), press in one star. Return to oven for approximately one minute. Yield: approximately 6 dozen.
The original recipe by Freda Smith of Ohio was inducted into the Pillsbury Bake Off Hall of Fame. This variation is our 2nd place winner for 2011.