Thursday, January 27, 2011

from the recipe box

Peanut Butter Blossoms
(valentine's day style)

jamie just happens to be the pro at making peanut butter blossoms.
for whatever reason...
 they just taste better when she makes them.

but she wasn't around the other day so jodie and i made them without her.
well honestly...  jodie did 99% of the work.
(i had glitter stuck to my fingers)

and they turned out great!
and super cute!!


Peanut Butter Blossoms
(Valentine's Day Style)

* Heart shaped Chocolates (we used dove milk chocolates and reese's peanut butter hearts)
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 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

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

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

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

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate heart into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. (we put them in the freezer because the chocolate hearts continue to melt)

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

{of course when valentine's day is long over you can go back to using Hershey's kisses!}

36 comments:

  1. I never thought of putting those little hearts on!!! They are just way too adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. These look really good - they're making me want to eat one - at 7:23 am, way too early in the morning for chocolate!

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  3. I love the look of those and I'm sure they taste delicious! Love the hearts on them instead of a chocolate kiss. Not that kisses aren't good... ;o)

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  4. peanut butter blossoms are my husbands fave! Thanks so much for sharing this cute way to adapt them for valentines day.

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  5. These are my favorite cookies. I love the heart-shaped addition!

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  6. I have made these for years! My kids always loved them!

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  7. I have been craving peanut butter cookies so yea for this recipe! Thanks!

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  8. I'll have to look for those heart shaped chocolates. Thanks for the idea and the recipe. xx

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  9. oh my gosh, you guys are genious! i'm totally making these for my family! thanks for the great idea, as always :)

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  10. Does anyone know if this recipe would work with Sunflower butter? We have a peanut allergy in my house but I really miss these cookies.

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  11. Those look ubber delicious, though it's only 8a! I'd eat a few. We will have to try those over here at 3krazychics! Yummy!

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  12. Hello Eigthteen25 girls!

    I'm in need of a little help. I'm moving to Vegas in a week and I will know no one there to point me to the best stores for crafting and paper. Please help. I'm moving to the Summerlin area if that helps but would be willing to travel to where the best places are. Thanks so much!

    And those cookies are to die for!

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  13. This is such a fun idea for Valentines. Thanks so much and way to go making them on your own. They look so yummy!

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  14. What a fun twist to one of my all-time faves! I think I'll whip up a batch this weekend.

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  15. What a great idea to use the chocolate hearts! I usually give some cookies to the neighbors on Valentine's Day and these will be perfect. How funny...I never thought of using the hearts instead of the kisses. You guys are amazing!

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  16. mmm i LOVE these cookies! I'll have to try using the hearts instead!

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  17. Love it! I'm so hungry!
    smiles!
    Jami

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  18. What a cute idea, there is always a holiday candy out. Perfect idea.

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  19. My husband LOVES peanut butter blossoms..but hates chocolate any other time. Weird huh? Anyway, this is a cute idea for Valentine's Day. He never wants to get a separate present because his birthday is that same week. Thanks for a great idea for my honey's Valentine's Day gift that won't cost more than $10!

    www.marthahasminions.blogspot.com

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  20. Adorable!! Genius idea!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Melissa

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  21. Yuuuuuuum, how clever! Definitely will be making these!

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  22. Yum....next on my to bake list....oh yes...I have one.

    have a happy day

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  23. I LOVE those chocolate hearts. As I was eating some the other day, I noticed a hit of mocha flavor in them. Maybe thats why I like them so much. Can't wait to try these cookies! They look so tasty!

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  24. Just got home from the store with my hearts and making these right now!!! My pregnant self has craved them all day since I looked at your blog this morning and finally gave in! Thanks for sharing the cute idea!!

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  25. yummmmm! they look too pretty to eat!

    Are you guys gonna have a valentine link up party? I hope so! I have a printable I'd love to share: http://libby-bonjour.blogspot.com/2011/01/photobucket_26.html

    i loved the Christmas link up!

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  26. My kiddos LOVE these cookies!
    And you`ve just made them even better!
    PERFECT for the upcoming LOVE DAY!!!
    TFS!

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  27. I've put mini candy bards on the blossoms before, but the hearts are absolutely adorable and look delicious too! Lovin your site!

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  28. I adore this...and the picture is amazing!!

    kisses
    heather

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  29. making them for church tomorrow!! thanks for the lovely idea!

    kisses
    heather

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  30. YUM! Just made them with my kids! We used red sugar and they turned out SO CUTE! sharing your post over at www.facebook.com/barnowlprimitives!!

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  31. Hi im in the UK and would love to make this recipe and so would my son(they look so yummy) but what is shortening? sorry for being dumb but we dont have that across here or not that i remember seeing, is there a substitute i could use instead,
    thanks if you can help xxx

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  32. The heart chocolates on top make them look so festive. LOVE them!

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  33. YUM! Great idea! I posted a picture of the ones we made on my blog today with a link to your post. :) Thanks!
    http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-peanut-butter-blossoms.html

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  34. These are my favorite cookies! I bought 2 bags of the hearts last night. Hershey's also makes them. Thanks for the idea! I might also try the red sugar.

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