Peanut Butter Blossoms ended up being a great cooperative task, which kept my kids from fighting with each other for about five minutes while they unwrapped the chocolate kisses.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
from Better Homes and Gardens: New Cookbook
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 c. flour
I mixed all the wet ingredients in a bowl, then added in the dry ingredients.
I rolled out balls of dough on a cookie sheet and cooked them for 12 minutes at 350 F.
Then, when they came out of the oven, I immediately pressed the unwrapped chocolate kisses into their centres.
If you leave the cookies on the cookie sheet, the chocolate will melt.
As soon as you press the chocolate kisses into the centres, you need to use a lifter and move them to a cooling rack.