Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine Peanut Blossoms

What an easy way to make a special Valentine's day treat. I used the traditional peanut blossom recipe and added Hershey valentine hearts to the top when they came out of the oven.  There is dark chocolate, milk chocolate and milk chocolate with peanut butter inside. You can't really tell the difference between the 2 milk chocolates so you may end up with a double peanut butter surprise.

Be very careful when removing the cookies from the baking sheet to the cooling racks. The chocolate melts so fast that it could slide off the cookie. (see above) lol

Valentine Peanut Blossoms


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
48 Hershey hearts (or how many cookies you make)


Heat oven to 375F. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, mild, vanilla and egg; blend at low speed until stiff dough forms. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheet.

Cool completely and let chocolate harden before storing.

makes about 4 dozen.


recipe from Pillsbury The Complete Book of Baking

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