Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Peanut Butter Blossoms
I've always thought of these classic cookies as more of a Christmas treat, however, I had Crisco left over from another recipe, and needed to find a use for it.
It's been years since I've had these cookies. My mom never bakes anything with peanut butter, so as a child I was always really excited when these showed up at a holiday party or cookie exchange.
They're just like I remembered - light PB taste, crispy outside and chewy inside. I used the recipe from the JIF peanut butter website, but reduced the cooking time to 8 minutes. These cookies hardly spread at all, so don't be afraid to crowd them onto the cookie sheet. I squeezed about 16 onto my standard baking sheet.