Peanut Butter Blossoms are a holiday classic cookie that can be enjoyed all year long. A soft peanut butter cookie is rolled in granulated sugar and then topped with a Hershey Bell or Dove Chocolate (or Hershey's Kiss if you're a traditionalist).
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To a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
To a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until well combined. Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated.
Gradually add in the flour mixture until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. The dough will be very soft.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for approximately 1 hour.
While the dough is chilling, prep baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats, unwrap your chocolates, and preheat the oven to 375°.
Once chilled, use a medium cookie scoop (1.5TB) to portion out the dough. Set out approximately ¼ cup of sugar in a shallow dish. Roll each scoop of dough in your hands to smooth into a ball and then roll in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet, 12 per pan.
Bake for 6 minutes, or until just puffed, carefully remove, press a chocolate into each cookie, then carefully return to the oven to finish baking for 2 minutes.
Let cool on the pan before removing to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Use your favorite chocolate candy - Hershey's Kiss, Hershey's Hugs, Hershey's Bells, Rolos, Dove Chocolates, Reese's Cups, etc.Ovens vary - don't let your cookies brown, just puff. You want peanut butter cookies to appear slightly under-baked so they don't get crumbly. Store in an airtight container for 5-7 days.