Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are a favorite cookie of many, so I decided to give them a Valentine's twist. I topped them with Dove Chocolate Hearts instead of Hershey's Kisses! I can't wait to take these to work for our Valentine treat exchange tomorrow! Are you baking anything special for Valentine's Day this year? Leave me a link if you have posted a Valentine's treat or meal already, and I will include it in a Valentine's Recipe Round-up tomorrow!

Valentine's Peanut Butter Blossoms
link at hersheys.com

Ingredients:
48 Chocolate Hearts
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

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34 comments:

mikky said...

how cute... perfect for this valentine's day... :)

thecleanveggie said...

those cookies look sooo good!

Not Another Omnivore said...

fabulous!

Zesty Cook said...

They look yummy... ship a few my way please :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those are cute. The perfect Valentines treat. Thanks for letting me know about the address change.

Reeni♥ said...

I love PB Blossoms. How clever to use hearts!

Sharon said...

Oh delicious!!

Maggie said...

these are too cute :)

Priscilla said...

Hi Megan, the brownies on my last post are for V-day: http://priscillabakes.blogspot.com/2009/02/finally-some-food-recipes.html.
Thanks!

AK Mom said...

These are so cute, Megan!
What a great cookie for Valentine's Day!

Wandering Coyote said...

Your cookies look awesome!

I made cookies, too, and the post will be up tomorrow early in the morning.

imadedinner said...

They're like my favorite xmas cookies, but for V-day! YAY!

HangryPants said...

Very pretty! Great idea Megan.

Joie de vivre said...

Very cute Megan!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What wonderful cookies! A delicious combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

eatingbender said...

Great take on one of my favorite cookies of all time! I'm sure your co-workers are going to love them :o) I wish I had time to make something this year...but I guess it will have to be next year's goal!

Bob said...

I bet those are so much better than the ones with kisses.

Marianne said...

If you are looking for some valentine's day recipes, here's my Berry Love Triangle Oatmeal :D

VeggieGirl said...

HOLY YUM ;-)

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Hi Megan!

Adorable cookies I can eat a dozen at one go!

Cheers!

Gera

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

how cute!!!! I want some too!!! :D

Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday said...

Yum!

I have also updated my reader and blogroll!

Jack, Judy, and Family said...

I'll have to make these for my wife, if they bypass me!

LeslieVeg said...

How cute are these?? My daughter is gonna love these!!! Thanks for the great idea!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
Yeah, I'm a copy cat! hahah

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

i made peanut butter cookies yesterday! i didnt have any chocolates though :(

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a cute idea! They look great!

teresa said...

These are my favorite cookies, adn I'm always sad when Christmas is over because I don't get them anymore...so I'm loving this idea!

miss v said...

adorable as usual!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

So pretty!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is a marriage made in heaven! :)

abby of Mia Picolli Piaceri said...

oh megan, these are absolutely perfect! i might bakes some for my baby.....;p happy love day ;)

Leslie said...

These are adorable!!! Love em!

sweetandfit said...

aww! these are so cute! I actually really like all the hershey's recipes too =)

The Duo Dishes said...

These are always a great cookie to make!