These peanut butter cookies topped with Hershey’s Kisses are always a popular holiday treat. The residents of Azura Memory Care of Kenosha enjoyed making them and talking about their favorite holiday cookies while the smell of peanut butter filled the air.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Mix thoroughly shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg. Blend in flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. With fork dipped in flour, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not hard.
Immediately press the Kiss into the top middle of each cookie upon removing the cookies from the oven. Cool at least 1 minute, then carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
* If using self-rising flour, omit soda, baking powder and salt.
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse