Apparently I just love excuses to make cookies and cupcakes! The winter holidays are easy excuses but what happens when the New Year parties are over? Valentine’s Day Cookies! Yes, I move straight on to the next holiday that involves sweets! My birthday actually comes before Valentine’s Day but I don’t often bake my own birthday treat so February 14th is the day! I have already started browsing for recipes for Valentine’s Day Cookies and I may have found the perfect one! Recently, I shared an easy way to make Peanut Butter Blossom cookies and I really want to make them. Well, I found the perfect solution to my craving for Peanut Butter Blossoms and my need to make Valentine’s Day Cookies!
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Valentine’s Day Style)
Over at eighteen25, I found a recipe for Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with a Valentine’s Day twist! This would be made even easier with the tips from my Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. I think I may have found a winner!
What you need:
Heart shaped Chocolates (we used dove milk chocolates and reese’s peanut butter hearts)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
What you do:
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into mixture.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate heart into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. (we put them in the freezer because the chocolate hearts continue to melt)
Do you have any classic cookie recipes that you twist for the holidays? Do you have a favorites recipe for Valentine’s Day Cookies? I would love to hear about it!
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