Peanut Blossom Cookies
|Solid vegetable shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Peanut butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chocolate candy kisses||3 Dozen|
In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat shortening, peanut butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy; beat in egg and vanilla.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to shortening mixture, blending thoroughly.
Place the 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat.
Place balls 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake in a 350Â° oven for 10 minutes; meanwhile, unwrap chocolate kisses.
Remove cookies from oven and quickly top each with a kiss, pressing down until cookie cracks around edges.
Return to oven and bake for 3 to 5 more minutes or until cookies are lightly browned and firm to the touch.
Transfer to racks and let cool completely.