Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quick Peanut-Butter Blossom Cookies with a Twist

Well, it seemed like good, cookie baking weather today. Kind of overcast with a chill in the air. Traffic was a bit crazy so I kept errands local, putting off more serious shopping since it was getting too close to noon. Yes, I can't handle holiday commotion. Who really can? I suppose some love being out among the hustle & bustle, but not I. I'll opt to hit the stores early in the a.m. next week to finish up.

In the meantime, during some local runs, I picked up "the cheater's way" to peanut butter cookies . . . thank you Pillsbury. Oddly enough, the one thing required to make peanut butter cookies into blossoms, Hershey Kisses, were out of stock. Yes, I had a myriad of other Hershey Kiss varieties staring me in my face but I wanted PLAIN ONES!!! (and apparently, so did everybody else.)  What are the chances?

After a run to another store I found them. Thank heavens. Anyway, they are done, the house smells warm and inviting and I thought I share a simple addition I do to make my PB Blossoms a bit more unique. Are you ready? It's REALLY SIMPLE . . . I roll the dough in cinnamon-sugar before baking. The cinnamon really adds a special, extra touch (or should I say taste) to the exterior of the cookie. Now I only have to TRY to resist eating them all. (I'm craving one now due to this post!)

Cooling cinnamon peanut-butter blossom cookies. 
Of course home-made peanut-butter cookies are wonderful, even without a "kiss" but in a jiffy, these Pillsbury ones are great and the cinnamon trick makes them seem a bit more home-made.  It'll be our little secret.


  1. These are my absolute favorite Christmas cookies...I'll have to try the cinnamon tip. I know it's crazy, that of all the cookies to pick from, these are my fave.
    Thanks so much for your great advice about my booth - the owner has told me it may take a while for people to catch on to my booth...but I didn't really understand why that would matter since it was an antique mall and there are tons of different styles there. Sorry for the long comment, but I couldn't reply to your email. Hope you're having a great holiday season. Thanks again.

  2. MMMM GOOD. I justed finished bakine 3 doz peanut butter cookies. Your idea is great & they look yummy..thanks frugal :)

  3. Mmmm these look nummilicious. :) thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. :)


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