I cannot remember where I got this recipe, but it was a great discovery for me. I always loved peanut butter blossoms. Peanut butter and chocolate is a favorite combination of mine and I had always admired other people's peanut butter blossoms. When I tried to make them myself, I had problems. The cookies always turned out too flat, like little pancakes. One other problem I had was the bottom of the cookie always burned, but this was remedied by just coating 3/4 of the cookie in sugar and baking sugarless side down. Once I found this recipe, my problems were gone. These make cute little puffy cookies that turn into blossoms with the addition of Hershey's Kisses. The recipe calls for Bisquick, which is a biscuit baking mix. If you have no access to Bisquick, there is a recipe for something similar here.
Quick Peanut Butter Blossoms:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup water (H2O)
2 cups baking mix (I use Bisquick, I know I mentioned that above, but I have an endless capacity for repetition, and so should you)
a big bag of Hershey's Kisses (no, you won't use them all, but you will eat a few when you unwrap them, so better safe than sorry), unwrapped
-Preheat oven to 375f. Line cookie sheets with parchement paper.
-Mix together peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, butter and water until well blended.
-Mix in the baking mix until everything is incorporated.
-Roll the dough into small balls (about 1" will do), dip 3/4 in granulated sugar and place them sugarless side down on the prepared cookie sheets.
-Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes (I bake closer to 8 minutes or less as I prefer these to be softer in the center). After removing the cookies from the oven immediately press one Hershey's Kiss into the center of each cookie, move to a rack and let cool completely (this does take some time, so make sure you have plenty of cooling space, as the chocolate has to cool down and set up again)
Share cookies with a big cool glass of mooooo juice (that's milk for those of you who like to call things by their "technical" name).
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