Cinnamon Peanut Blossoms with Chocolate Stars

1
Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

One of my favorite cookies to make and share! I add a little cinnamon in mine to kick it up a notch, and prefer Brach's Chocolate Stars over the kisses so the little points don't impale the roof of my mouth! Much more fun to eat! (photo from bing images)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
Makes about 48
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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1/2 cup
butter-flavored crisco
3/4 cup
creamy peter pan peanut butter
1/3 cup
sugar
1/3 cup
packed dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp.
cinnamon
1
large egg
2 Tbl.
milk
2 tsp.
vanilla
1 1/2 cups
flour
1 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp.
salt
1 cup
sugar
1 Tbl.
cinnamon
48
brach's chocolate stars

How to Make Cinnamon Peanut Blossoms with Chocolate Stars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 375°F.
    Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add sugar, cinnamon and dark brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
    Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in sugar and cinnamon mixed (last 2 ingredients before chocolate stars); place on ungreased cookie sheet.
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate star into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies. Store airtight.
  • 2Tip:
    While cookies are baking, I spread out the chocolate stars onto a parchment paper-lined plate and microwave them for a few seconds. DO NOT MELT them, just warm them a TINY bit to return them to a nice glossy chocolate again. While in the bag, they get beat up, chipped and scratched and look like they have a white dust on them. Nuking them returns them to a beautiful chocolate again. If you heat them too much, don't worry, they reharden. Just don't try to add them to a cookie if they are soft.

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