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Peanut Blossom Kisses

For Christmas, my mother made her wonderful Peanut Blossom Kisses. This is another cookie I have loved since I was a child! Hershey Kisses were just so much fun to look at, open, and eat. Then around Christmas they came in beautiful wrapped colors just like little Christmas gifts. I loved looking at them in a glass bowl overflowing with Hershey Kisses and by the end of the night the bowl was filled with empty wrappers!

Then there were the Peanut Blossom Kisses cookies containing a Hershey Kiss candy. Could it get any better? It was important that the cookie portion was in the correct relation to the Hershey Kiss. I do not want the cookie to overtake the chocolate. And my mother always got that ratio correct. I like to eat the cookie with some of the candy making sure I leave enough of the Hershey Kiss as the finale.

Yep, Hershey Kisses are one of my weaknesses and I do not keep them in the house. Far too dangerous! Below is my mother’s recipe and I hope you enjoy it.

How about you – are Hershey Kisses your weakness? Or perhaps you have a different favorite candy?

Cookie Ingredients
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1/2 up sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp milk

Toppings
1/2 cup sugar for topping
48 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

In a large bowl, blend together all ingredients except the Hershey Kisses and the 1/2 cup sugar for the topping. Shape dough into balls using a tblsp. Roll each shaped dough into the sugar that you put aside for the topping and place on a cookie sheet. Place each completed cookies a couple of inches apart. I like to line my cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy clean up.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Immediately, top each hot cookie with a Hershey Kiss. Let cool on the pan, remove to a cooling rack, and then store in an air-tight container.

3 thoughts on “Mama’s Peanut Blossom Kisses!

  1. Love these cookies and hershey kisses by themselves too! 🙂 They remind me of my childhood best friend and her Mom. They made them often and going to their house was a delicious experience. I do not keep them in my home today, as they are just too tempting and one of my weaknesses too! I will treat myself and have them with friends at parties or holidays though, as a special treat! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks for sharing your story – I loved reading it! I also remember my aunts making this cookie – when I was younger everyone was making it. I do not see it as much anymore which makes the ones my mother made even more special. Have a great day! Bernice

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