The countdown to Christmas is on my sweet friends!
Just three more days!!!
I’m all done shopping and I have just a few more things to wrap and then I can check presents off my list.
And after yesterday, I can check baking off the list too!
Mom and I spent the day in the kitchen and made some of our favorite Christmas treats!
This year our family decided not to go all out with the Christmas baking like we usually do.
Some of us are trying to watch our waistlines (cough cough), and a few are just trying to be more disciplined with their sugar intake.
With that said there was one sweet treat that our family cannot do without for the holidays!
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without these soft-peanut buttery cookies with thei chocolate center!
But thanks to a few shall we say…mishaps, our family almost didn’t get these yummy cookies.
I guess mom and I were having too much fun and chatting WAY too much, because the first batch of cookies we put in the oven didn’t exactly turn out the way they were supposed to.
In fact, they all ran together and ended up being one cookie.
Now sure, I can see this happening if mom and I were baking for the first time, or even baking these cookies for the first time, but that was definitely not the case.
And yet I’ll admit, at first we both a little stumped. We just couldn’t figure out what we’d done wrong.
Then suddenly it hit both of us at the same time!
We’d forgotten to add the most important ingredient!
The peanut butter!
After we’d had a good laugh we added in the peanut butter, but the dough still didn’t seem to be the right consistency. It was just a bit too gooey.
I checked the recipe once more and read that it called for 2 1/2 cups of flour and that’s exactly how much I’d put in.
Or had I?
Mom had accidentally handed me a 3/4 cup instead of the 1 cup so we were 1/2 cup short on the flour!
That might not seem like a lot, but it sure made the difference!
We both had another good laugh at ourselves, but from then on we decided it might be best if we chatted less and paid attention to our baking more!
After all, our family was counting on us to produce some yummy treats and we certainly didn’t want to let them down.
And we didn’t!
We have just the right amount of sweet to take us into the new year and beyond!
I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as our family does!
Here’s the recipe!
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 bag Hershey’s kisses
Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Slowly pour into wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and place a Hershey kiss in the center of each cookie. Let cool. Store in an airtight container.
I’ll be unplugging next week to spend time with family!
So from our family to yours-
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!