Sunday Special: Picky Eater Approved Peanut Blossoms


Peanut butter is amazing – it goes well with so many foods that I could eat this creamy, peanut spread with every meal of the day. Peanut butter and toast for breakfast, peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, ants on a log for a snack, and peanut butter cookies for dinner’s dessert. Okay, so I don’t know what I would eat peanut butter with for dinner, but my list is pretty good for a picky eater…

I love cookies; peanut butter are my favorite next to the classic chocolate chip. The delicious, creamy peanut butter baked good never fails, especially when it is from PDQ, a Wisconsin gas station convenience store. To all my family and friends back home: have you ever had a peanut butter cookie from PDQ? Do yourself a favor and grab one – you’ll be happy you did.

Another type of peanut butter cookie I never turn down are Peanut Blossoms. I look forward to baking these Christmas-time peanut butter cookies every winter. The holiday season isn’t complete without them on the tray of Christmas Cookies!

SS11 - Peanut Blossoms (Ingrid)

Picky Eater Approved Peanut Blossom Cookies:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar + additional

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups flour

1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses

Mix butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Individually add and blend the remainder of the ingredients. Heat oven to 375F. Shape cookie dough into balls and roll through small bowl of sugar. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and place Hersey’s Kiss in middle of each cookie. Return to oven for a few seconds, immediately remove cookies and place on cooling rack.

Pickin’ Your Brain:

  • What is your favorite Christmas Cookie recipe?