Saturday, December 10, 2011

I am the queen of semi-homemade cooking—yeah, I know, you thought it was Sandra Lee, but you thought wrong!

I happen to be particularly awful at baking and/or candy making—I just suck at it to be honest!

I do however, love baking cookies and making candy with my kiddos for the holidays and that’s where my semi-homemade cooking skills take center stage! 

Last year I shared a few of my favorite semi-homemade holiday treats—Potato Candy (made with leftover homemade mashed potatoes) and Reindeer Chocolate Truffles (made using store bought truffles) so this year I thought I’d share another of my favorite holiday treats with all of you—Peanut Butter Blossoms…these are perfect Santa snacks!


Semi-Homemade Peanut Butter Blossoms

Yield:  2 dozen cookies


2 snack pack size packages Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix (combine according to package directions)
1/4 cup granulated or colored sugar
24 Hershey’s Kisses

1.  Prepare Peanut Butter cookie dough according to package directions.

2.  Roll 1 tsp.  dough into balls and roll in sugar to coat.

3.  Place cookies in over and bake according to package directions (I usually undercook mine because I like a chewy, as opposed to crunchy, cookie)

4.  While cookies are baking unwrap Hershey’s Kisses

5.  When cookies are turning slightly golden brown on the edges remove cookies from oven and immediate top each cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss.

6.  ENJOY!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Happy Holidays Everyone!


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  2. I've made these cookies a few times before. They are really easy and so very good.


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