Saturday, January 4, 2014

Peanut Blossoms

Collin has repeatedly declared the peanut blossom as his favorite cookie. And thus the very last bit of Christmas candy (which were obviously the kisses because the miniature candy bars go WAY faster than the kisses) turned into the makings of the Saturday night before Fast Sunday treat, a must in every Mormon home. 

A few things of importance:

*the recipe we used came from the cookbook Collin's mom gave us for our wedding which is filled with recipes Collin ate growing up

*the only thing better than eating an entire cookie is just licking off the warm, melty kiss, which Nolan so kindly demonstrated for us this evening

*to make the time the cookies are in the oven go by extra fast, be sure and race around the house on a yellow car/bike while a daddy chases you

*every once in a while, the 1:1 ratio of cookie to kiss just isn't right, and in that scenario, 2 kisses is the answer

*milk, lots and lots of milk


Peanut Blossoms
Cream: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter
Beat in: 1 egg 2 TBS milk 1 tsp vanilla
Mix in on low 1/+3/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt
Shape into balls, rollin sugar, bake on an un-greased sheet at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes
Top with a chocolate candy kiss immediately after removing cookies from oven