MOSAIC Moments: Peanut Butter Blossoms

These peanut butter cookies topped with Hershey’s Kisses are always a popular holiday treat. The residents of Azura Memory Care Kenosha-cookie spooning doughof Kenosha enjoyed making them and talking about their favorite holiday cookies while the smell of peanut butter filled the air.

Peanut Butter Blossoms


  • 1/2 cup shortening (half butter or margarine, softened)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 36 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped


Mix thoroughly shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg. Blend in flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. With fork dipped in flour, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not hard.

Immediately press the Kiss into the top middle of each cookie upon removing the cookies from the oven. Cool at least 1 minute, then carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

* If using self-rising flour, omit soda, baking powder and salt.

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