Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Peanut Butter Blossoms (Frugal Food Thursday)

Thanks to Pillsbury for providing the information and products for this recipe!

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This is the time to make and eat cookies!  I just recently made tons of cookies to package as gifts for my daughters' teachers, aides, and bus drivers.  And of course, a few for our family as well!

Pillsbury has some really great holiday cookie recipes that you'll want to try out!  Serious Eats and Pillsbury have teamed up to bring you easy, delicious recipes that will brighten any table. For the next few weeks, check the Serious Eats site for recipes, step by step videos, and more!

And there's a great giveaway involved: Pin any recipe to your Pinterest board, then enter to win a weekly drawing for a $500 gift card!  Giveaways and cookies - what could be better?

I checked out lots of recipes and decided I wanted to try the Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe, which is photographed above and I've listed below.  But with my busy days at this time of year, that seems a little too much work.  Plus it has ingredients such as shortening that I don't normally keep on hand.

So instead, I'm going to try using ready-made Pillsbury peanut butter cookie dough.  I purchased some earlier to day (thanks, Pillsbury!) and I'll use some Hershey's kisses that I got on sale, almost for free, at CVS.   It's not homemade, but it definitely fits my busy schedule.

Here's the original Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe:


1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
48 Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; mix with electric mixer on low speed until stiff dough forms.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 milk chocolate candy, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheets.

Here are some other great cookie recipes from Pillsbury:
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