The ultimate cookie combination for chocolate and peanut butter lovers, these peanut butter blossoms are everything you remember and loved from your childhood.
‣ 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1 teaspoon baking soda ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 1/2 cup vegetable shortening ‣ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened ‣ 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies ‣ 1/2 cup light brown sugar ‣ 1/2 cup peanut butter ‣ 2 teaspoon milk ‣ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ‣ 1 egg ‣ 36 Hershey kisses, unwrapped
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the vegetable shortening, butter, sugar, and brown sugar until nice and smooth.
Stop your mixer and add the peanut butter, then whip it with the other ingredients already in the bowl.
Drop your mixer speed to low and add the milk, vanilla, and egg.
Using small batches (about half a cup at a time), add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Stop mixing as soon as all of the dry ingredients disappear into the batter.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out some dough, roll it between your hands, and then coat the cookie ball in sugar. Place the prepared cookie ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once done, bake!
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press a Hershey’s kiss into the center.