Saturday, November 24, 2007

Cookies! - Peanut Butter Kisses, blossoms and cocoa dops


Mmmmmm cookies. I love to bake and when it came time to make come cookies for a baking exchange I went a little overboard and made 3 batches of cookies to see which ones I wanted to send (I ended up sending some of each batch).

Peanut Blossoms
The cute little cookies with a kiss in the middle are delicious, and look great.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
1 Egg
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup smooth peanutbutter
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Garnish
1/3 cup granulated sugar
72 kisses or chocolate buds

Mix the first 10 ingredients in a bowl and beat on low until a dough forms. Shape into small (~1inch) balls.

Roll the balls in the granulated sugar for garnishing before placing on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes. When they come out immediately press a kiss down on the center of the cookie until the top starts to crack around the edges.

Hubby Rating= 7.5/10

Peanut Kisses
These are yummy, but make a flat very rich cookie.

1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
18 kisses (unwrapped)

Combine sugar, peanut butter and egg. (you may have to refigerate the dough if it is too sticky to handle)
Shape into small (~1inch) balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake 14 minutes at 350, remove from oven and press a kiss into the center of the cookies while they are still warm.
Transfer to a rack to cool.

Hubby rating = 7/10 - he says they are too sweet so he can't eat very many.

Cocoa drops
A delicious chocolate no-bake cookie.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup coconut
1/2 tsp salt


Mix the sugar, butter, milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes (if you don't boil long enough the cookies will not stick together and will be really sticky, but if you boil to long the cookies will become hard).

Pour the liquid over the dry ingrediants and mix until all ingredients are "wet"

Drop cookies onto wax paper and let cool, enjoy.

Hubby rating = 7.5/10
My Rating = 10! I looooove these cookies and have ever since I was little.

Note: These cookies freeze well!

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

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