Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms

Hi Everyone! The Christmas tree went up this week; it’s a beauty. Although I’m not allowed to eat chocolate (it’s hard to be a dog sometimes) I know that the recipe below is a real winner. Hope you enjoy!

Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 Hershey Kisses Chocolates (or hugs)
½ Cup shortening
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspooon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon granulated sugar

1. Heat oven 375. Remove foil from kisses.

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 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie: cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and allow to cool completly.

Yields 4 dozen cookies