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Peanut Blossom Cookies

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Ingredients
  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)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chocolate candy kisses 3 Dozen
Directions

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 350° 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.
Store airtight.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut

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