Friday, October 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies


A few weeks back I admitted that I have never been able to successfully bake cookies.  Then I discovered a cookbook that gave me a fabulous cookie recipe using cake mix.  I baked my first batch of chewy cookies and now I'm hooked on finding more cookie recipes.  Today I'm featuring my newest find, these peanut butter blossom cookies, using a cake mix.  I have always liked these cookies because they look so festive. Maybe because the cookie bakers I know always make them around Christmas time. This year I can join them because I conquered yet another "cookie mountain".  I had so much fun making these little cuties and my daughter thought it was magic how I was able to get a Hershey kiss to sit inside the cookie.  Actually, I thought it was pretty magical too.

1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup water
1 egg
1 cup creamy peanut butter
24 Hershey Kisses

Make cookie dough by mixing together all the ingredients except for the Hershey kisses.

Then roll into walnut size balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Once out of the oven, top each cookie with a Hershey Kiss.  Allow the cookies to remain on the hot cookie sheet for another few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.  I actually allowed them to cool on the cookie sheet.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.  Enjoy.