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Joe D's Hershey's Peanut Butter Blossoms, modified from Hershey Holiday Cookies

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Serves 48 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 8 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I wanted to have cookies and make them for my recipe. Also, it brought to my attention the cookies that have the hershey kisses on them and I like peanut butter and chocolate together. This recipe is also very easy to make and uses very little ingredients. I have a peanut butter cookie recipe at home, but I like the idea of this one better. Chemistry Information: Three pure substances in my recipe are salt, (NaCl) and sugar, (C12H22O11) and baking soda (NaHCO3). Homogeneous mixtures are flour, milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and shortening, Hershey kisses. Heterogeneous mixture is the egg and the batter before its mixed, and the cookies when they are done baking. Physical changes is the dough being mixed and the rolling the dough into balls and coating them in sugar, and the softening of the batter when mixed. Chemical changes in my recipe is the egg in the batter when being heated, makes the batter grow. Also, the baking soda and the salt in the batter makes the batter rise when heated.

Submitted by: "Joseph D."

Ingredients You'll Need

48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
(118 ml) 1/2 cup shortening
(177 ml) 3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
(79 ml) 1/3 cup granulated sugar
(79 ml) 1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
(1 fl. oz) 2 tablespoons milk
(5 ml) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(343 ml) 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
(5 ml) 1 teaspoon baking soda
(2 ml NaCL) 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to (195 celcius) 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add (79 ml) 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.

Shape dough into (10 cm) 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 8-10 minutes

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