Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hershey's Peanut Butter Blossoms

I was at Target on Saturday morning with a fistful of coupons when I noticed that I had coupon to buy two bags of Hershey kisses and get one bag free (my favorite word in the English language!). Then I found another coupon that stated I could buy two bags and save a $1.

Here's the math:

$2.69 each for 3 bags = $8.07
subtract $2.69 for the free bag = $5.38
and subtract another $1.00 to get $4.38 for three bags. Each bag = $1.46

Huge savings right? Well, according to the coupons, you could only use one coupon per purchase. Now here's something I've learned (that I'm not proud of) but if you clip coupons - you'll want to know.

Most male cashiers (this excludes the guys wearing a name tag that says "manager") will take your coupons and at least try to scan them to see if their computers will take it, even if the coupon says "only one per purchase" or "must buy __amount". If you go to a store (like Target) who hires teenage boys to work as cashiers - they will almost always take ANY and ALL coupons without a second thought.

I imagine this is the case because their minds are elsewhere....LOL.

Now, onto the recipe!


48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
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

  1. Combine peanut butter and shortening until well blended.

  2. Add both sugars and beat well.

  3. Add vanilla, egg and milk. Beat until well combined.

  4. Separately mix flour, baking soda, and salt.

  5. Slowly combine flour mixture to peanut butter mixture. Mix well.

  6. Shape dough into one inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.

  7. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven and immediate top with a Hershey kiss. (Cookie will crack and that's ok!)

  9. Cool completely.

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