This week I’m joining my Ambitious-Cookie-Making blogger friend Stephanie, of The Cookie A Day Challenge, in her new weekly Cookie Blog Hop. Hopefully she doesn’t kick me off the linky list as soon as she catches wind of the baking blasphemy to follow…
I love to bake, especially with my 7 year old daughter, who is quite the measuring whiz. And when it comes to baked goods, I usually prefer to make things from scratch.
But after 3 or 4 attempts at making Peanut Butter Blossoms (peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s kiss in the middle), using various cookie recipes, I was discouraged that they didn’t taste as good as some I had tried.
I wanted cookie perfection. Really, the peanut butter and chocolate combination demands it. My search continued.
A Time and a Place for a Cookie Mix
Until, as a new blogger last year, I participated in a “Cookie Exchange” promotion by Hershey’s. One set of fancy, pre-printed pack of recipe cards with Hershey’s creations later … and I found the Keys to the Perfect Peanut Butter Blossom Kingdom!
And the beauty of it was, they used a cookie mix. Which means two things:
- Super quick and easy, and
- Consistently delicious!
So while I don’t often advocate paying extra for packaged baking kits which usually amount to inferior flavor, I was amazed at how good these were. Better than any I had tried to make on my own.
So here it is…
Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
Peanut Butter Blossom Ingredients:
36 Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolates
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pouch Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
1 Tablespoon water
Peanut Butter Blossom Directions:
- Heat oven to 375. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
- Stir cookie mix, oil, water, & egg in medium bowl until soft dough forms.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into the center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
By the way, Hershey’s has a very yummy recipe site.
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Do you love cookies?! Of course you do. So come join us on the hop – the more the merrier!