Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hugs

I LOVE the traditional peanut butter blossoms.

Every Christmas at our Cookie buffet there would always be a plate of peanut butter blossoms.
And every Christmas, I would pick out the Hershey's Kiss and leave 
the cookie back on the plate and my mom would get so mad at me :)

I didn't do that with these little beauties.

I enjoy eating the WHOLE cookie, because the key is getting the right amount of cookie to even out the Hershey's HUG, I can't stand it when there's too much cookie and one little KISS/HUG. 
It's all about balance with this cookie!

This really makes a beautiful holiday cookie.
I just love the contrast of the stripes and the chocolate cookie.

Plus what's a better combo than chocolate, peanut butter 
and a HERSHEY'S HUG to go on top?!?

These are quite delicious!

source: Hersheys

makes 4 dozen cookies

48 Hershey's Hugs
1 c Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 c sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
sugar, to roll in

  1. Remove wrappers from Hershey's Hugs.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. 
  3. Add brown sugar and 1/3 cup sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. 
  4. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  5. Roll dough into balls and set on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Immediately press chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. 
  8. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. 


  1. Holy crap, can you stop?? I mean...don't stop. But have mercy on me. You best be making these for Christmas girly.

  2. For Christmas I'll be making Molasses cookies (dipped in white chocolate)---my new favorite, chewy snickerdoodles and my pudding chocolate chip cookies!! Get Excited