Monday, December 7, 2009

"Tell me, what will you do with your one wild and 
precious life?" is how poet Mary Oliver phrased it.

Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true. 

Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

The recipe comes from Taste of Home's Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2005.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1. In a large bowl , cream butter, sugars, and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

2. Blend confectioners' sugar with remaining peanut butter until smooth. Roll into 24 balls, 1 inch each. Divide dough into 24 pieces; flatten each into a 3 inch circle. Place one peanut butter ball on each circle; bring edges over to completely cover it. (Dough will crack; reshape cookies as needed)

3. Place cookies with seam side down on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until set. Makes 2 dozen

Enjoy with a glass of milk :)

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