Every year at Christmas, I like to go all out in the baking department. I make more cookies then are really needed, if there is such a thing! But every year, it seems like I make the same old family favorites, so this year I decided to add a few new cookies into the mix.
My hubby loves peanut butter, it is one of his all time favorite cookies, like ever. So this year I thought I would try my hand at Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. I am sure you have seen these before, received some in a cookie swap, or had the pleasure of just stuffing your face with them at someone’s holiday gathering. But do you know the secret to making them that no one seems to mention? Yes, there is a secret to making these even better then most recipes tell you! Don’t worry, I WILL share my secret!
But first we need to make up some cookie dough. All the ingredients you need are listed below on a recipe card you can save and print! I started with the “wet” ingredients and sugars, making sure they were well creamed together before adding in the flour, soda, and salt.
Your dough will be workable, which is a good thing, because this dough needs to be rolled into 1″ balls. I use an ice cream scoop to make sure all my cookie balls are uniform and thus cook at an even rate.
You will want to place your cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. I use a slip mat with all my baking regardless of if the pan needs to be greased or not, they just cook better and slide off easier in my opinion.
Now here is the super secret (not really) part of making these cookies. I love peanut butter and chocolate, but I hate soft peanut butter with hard chocolate. I mean seriously, who enjoys a mouth watering cookie then *BAM* a big, hard piece of chocolate? So what I do is let the cookies bake till they are almost done, then I put the candy in, pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes and voila….. Cookies that have a firm, but enjoyable texture of chocolate in the center! Seriously, this makes all the difference in the world!
Let your finished cookies cool on a rake before going nuts on them. And trust me, you will pig out on these bad boys! How do I know? My oldest son (10) snuck downstairs and ate a dozen and a half in just one night! We were a little light on Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies come Christmas morning, but at least I know they were a hit! And the best part? Luckily he didn’t get a tummy ache!