I have been making peanut blossom cookies for years and even deemed it my favorite childhood cookie, but never once considered that maybe, just maybe, the Hershey's Kiss would work inside the cookie. Until now. The concept is actually functional too. Have you ever tried taking the traditional peanut blossoms to a potluck or cookie swap and...uh-oh, a Hershey's Kiss fell off one of the cookies!
Add a drizzle of melted white or milk chocolate across the tops of these and no one will even recognize the classic cookie favorite!
Inside-Out Peanut Blossoms
Adapted from Hershey's Kitchens
1/2 cup shortening
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together the shortening and peanut butter until smooth. Add both the sugars and beat well until light. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla. Gradually add the flour until a soft dough forms. Portion out the dough using a tablespoon or cookie scoop. Flatten each piece of dough and place a chocolate kiss in the center. Wrap dough around kiss and roll into a ball. Roll in the sugar. Place on a baking sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges turn golden. Let cool on wire racks. If desired, drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate.