Only 15 days until Christmas!! I am getting SO excited! My family and I are going to California this year to visit my husband’s family in San Luis Obispo.
I can’t wait because I am really craving sunshine in my life after a couple months already of gray cloudy skies almost every day in the Chicago area. We always have such a wonderful time in California with my husband’s family. There is always great food and good times!
Oh, and we will also be spending several days at Disneyland as well! We are big Disney fans and I have never been to Disney during the Christmas season so I absolutely cannot wait!!
But in the meantime, to get in the Christmas spirit, my kids and I have been baking up a cookie storm!! On Monday we showed you these Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies. Yesterday we did Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies and today, TODAY we have my absolute favorite Christmas cookies of all time: Peanut Butter Blossoms.
I have been making this particular Peanut Butter Blossom recipe every Christmas since 1999!! It is just THAT good!!
And since I have been making these cookies since before I had kids, I used to have to unwrap all the Hershey Kisses myself. But not anymore. No sirree!! I now recruit my little helpers here to do those kind of tedious tasks.
And why not? They love it!! OK, yes, they may sneak a Kiss into their mouth a few times while unwrapping them, but there are always enough to incorporate into the cookies!
And, helping with the cookies gives my kids more opportunities to wear their Flirty Aprons. There is just something about wearing an apron that makes baking cookies together extra fun!
I got them these Flirty Aprons in November as a kind of early Christmas present for each of my kids because I knew we would have fun wearing them while we got all our yummy Christmas baking done! And they have not disappointed.
There are so many different styles that my kids had a lot of fun perusing Flirty Apron’s website, looking for just the right apron that would match their personalities.
These particular Peanut Butter Blossoms are the best I have ever had. They always turn out so chewy and flavorful. This is the Eagle Brand recipe and I think that something about using sweetened condensed milk instead of regular sugar ensures that these cookies are soft and completely peanut buttery.
And they are also made with Bisquick brand baking mix so they really come together in a snap.
I’m telling you, if you like peanut butter blossoms, then you have GOT to try out this recipe!! And because these cookies travel well, they would make a great gift too!!
Christmas will be here before we know it! I hope you have time to fit some Christmas cookie baking into your busy schedule. And if you do, try and fit in these amazing Peanut Butter Blossoms. With their soft and chewy texture they are guaranteed not to last long!! 🙂
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- 1 14 oz can of Eagle sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 c. Bisquick baking mix
- sugar for rolling
- 40 unwrapped Hershey Kisses
- Beat condensed milk, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the Bisquick in three additions until well blended. Cover the bowl and chill for an hour or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they turn lightly brown. Do NOT overbake or they will dry out.
- Press a Hershey's Kiss immediately into the top of the cookie while still on the sheet. Let cool a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Makes approximately 40 cookies
Recipe adapted from: Eagle Brand
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