Friday, April 20, 2012

Peanut Blossom Spinners

Delicious cookie with a backdrop of beautiful flowers
from my love. :)
Recently, David asked me to make some peanut butter cookies for one of his coworkers. Of course, I willingly agreed because I love to bake and I do think that it is a great way to thank people for their kindness. Apparently peanut butter cookies are the favorite of this particular coworker, so I whipped him up a batch and added a little twist of my own. I am sure that everyone has had the classic peanut blossoms, a peanut butter cookie with a hershey kissed placed lovingly in the center. I decided instead of the kiss, I would enhance these particular cookies with Hershey Drops that made their way into my Easter basket. Let me tell you, that bunny knew what he was doing! Not only did the cookies turn out really cute with the Easter drops but they were also incredibly delicious! 

Peanut Blossom Spinners

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Yeah, I had to take a bite...
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Bag of Hershey's Chocolate Drops

Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and beat for a couple minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. 
Mix together the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.
Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork.  Pull the cookies out 1-2 minutes before they are done and place Hershey drops on each cookie. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.
He looks super cute with that "judgy" look on his face!! :P

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