Jax loves to unwrap the butter and put it in the mixer bowl. He also loves to dump the dry ingredients in the bowl. Of course he knows that a good helper gets to lick the beater when we're done, so that is a perk to helping mom in the kitchen. He rolled the balls of dough in the sugar and placed them on the cookie sheet and into the oven they went. As they baked, Jax unwrapped the chocolate hearts. He was a very dedicated unwrapper. Luckily there was a broken heart in the bag, so he got to sample his hard work!
We can't wait to bring these to Jax's friends this morning! We just know they are going to love them!
Valentine's Peanut Butter Blossoms
makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
additional sugar for rolling cookies in (about 1/4 cup)
About 30 heart shaped chocolates
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Cream together sugars and butter until light and fluffy.
- Bear in peanut butter, egg and vanilla.
- Add baking soda and flour and mix until just combined.
- Roll dough about 1 1/2 T at a time into balls. Coat in additional sugar and place about 1" apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then press a chocolate into the center of each cookie. Remove cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving.