Friday, December 12, 2008

Cookie Exchange!!

ASM has a great idea for this holiday season, and asked us all to share a recipe that reminded us of Christmas.

Well, my most vivid memory is helping my grandma make her cookies, lefse, krumkake, futtimuns, cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, and pastries in the weeks prior to our family get togethers.

I come from a very large family, and the celebration of Christmas was usually a 2-3 week event. Many meals, many people, and lots of gifts to go around.

But the one cookie that tended to let me know that is was Christmastime was when my grandma would start baking the Peanut Butter Hershey's Kisses cookies.


1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together first 5 ingredients; then add remaining flour and mix until you form a sticky dough. Roll into small balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just golden brown. Place unwrapped Hershey kiss in center of each cookie, while they are still hot. Makes approximately 48 cookies.

I would DEVOUR these with gleeful abandon. Of course a tall icy glass of milk is also a must for these delights!

Hope you enjoy, and Happy Holidays!


Another Suburban Mom said...

Yummy! I love those. Of course sometimes I get lazy and use the Peanut butter cookie dough.

But that is just me.

Another Ordinary Girl said...

I make these EVERY year!!! I love them!!!!

M said...

I've never made these but I've sure eaten my fair share. Sounds delicious!

Brad said...

But how are they with beer?

...honestly, bro...I need you to have this info handy.

Jennybean said...

I love those! But I do it with a chocolate star instead, it gets meltier...

I was going to use Krumkake or Rosettes for this little event, but they require special equipment, so I opted for the gingerbread men. Your list is making me terribly hungy though, time for a baking day with grandma.

Siren said...


I Smile 2 Much said...

Mmmmmm! My mom makes these EVERY yr & I love her 4 it..... One of my absolute faves!

So flippin yummy! :)

Another Ordinary Girl said...

Hope you don't mind...I linked to this post today!!! Happy Monday!

just a girl... said...

so freaking yummy. my grandma makes these date balls that are crispy with cocunut they are so freaking good