As stated in the Pumpkin Spice Meringue post, Jenn also made Peanut Blossom cookies for the craft fair that just passed, and they sold out the first day. She made 3 trays that contained 35 cookies on each. This recipe has been in Jenn's family tradition for more than 30 years. It also is a tradition for other families too, as the recipe comes from the back of the Hershey kisses bag.
The very first thing you do before anything else, and we can not stress this enough, is to take the Hershey Kisses and unwrap them. This is will save you time during one part of the recipe, and in this recipe time is of the essence.The cookie is a peanut butter cookie. Melanie is not a real peanut butter cookie kind of girl. Jenn says Melanie is weird and crazy, because everybody likes peanut butter cookies.
After mixing the cookie dough ingredients, Jenn used an inch scoop to create a consistent size for all the cookies. After getting the cookies to the right size, she rolled them into a round ball.
She coated each ball in Turbinado sugar. The Turbinado sugar gives the cookie a better look and crunch, while looking professional. She then put the cookies into the oven that was preset at 375* F for about 10 minutes.
Once they were done, she immediately takes a Hershey kiss and presses it lightly into the center of each one. This is where you should have unwrapped the kisses beforehand. Jenn has learned this lesson the hard. The heat of the cookie will melt the kiss into the cookie so it doesn't fall apart.
If these cookies are not part of your family traditions, you might want to consider them. The kids love to help roll the balls and press the kisses.
Please let us know your family tradition, we would love to hear from you.