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Easter Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie

Easter Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Dress these cookies up for your Easter party!
Course Snack
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 c sugar + 1/4 c colored sugar for decorating, if using
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 24 Mini Easter Egg Candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F
  • Cream sugars, shortening, egg and peanut butter until fluffy. (Will become a lighter color.)
  • Blend flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl or sifter. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until blended.
  • Scoop and roll into a small one-bite ball, then roll in sugar or sprinkles and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (The cookie will double in size while baking, so make ball about the size of the bottom of a Hershey Kiss, or around ½". A small cookie looks better – a chocolate in the center of a huge cookie just isn't the same. It doesn't look like a blossom.)
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until edges barely browning. (If you cook them too long, they will be hard.)
  • Unwrap Hershey chocolates or foil eggs while cookies are baking, if using.
  • As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, press an Easter Egg Candy into the center of each cookie. DO NOT press them right to the bottom, just enough for them to stay. Cookies may crack around the edges, that's fine.
  • Let them set for a minute. Then lift onto rack to cool completely. (When lifting, make sure you have the cookie spatula under whole cookie. These are top heavy and will tumble off head-first if the spatula isn't firmly underneath.)
Keyword cookies, easter