Christmas ‘How To’: Peanut butter blossoms make the perfect cookie for Santa

Christmas is celebrated by decorating the tree, giving and receiving presents, and baking Christmas cookies with friends and families to set out for Santa! A delicious cookie to set out for Santa are peanut butter blossoms. This is a family recipe that I have been making with my family during Christmas time every year. Allergic to peanut butter? Sunflower butter can used instead.

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of creamy peanut butter (or sunflower butter if allergic to peanut butter)
  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bags of Hershey Kisses or as many as needed (1 per cookie)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Once all of the ingredients have been gathered, it’s time to begin!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Measure all of the ingredients (except the Hershey Kisses) into a large bowl.

Step 3: Beat ingredients on low speed just until blended.

Step 4: Increase speed to medium and beat until well mixed.

Step 6: Shape dough into 1 ½ inch balls.

Step 7: Roll the dough balls in sugar.

Step 8: Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 9: Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 10: While the cookies are baking, prep the Hershey Kisses by taking the wrappers off the amount needed and set them aside for later.

Step 11: Once the cookies are done, let them cool for one minute. Then, place the Hershey Kiss in the middle.

Step 12: Enjoy!

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