Peanut Blossoms

I love Christmas!  I love the Christmas season!  and yet sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by it all… There is so much to do and only a month to do it all. 
My mom always taught me when I had a lot to do to write a list.  My mom is a  “list maker”, my sister is a “list maker”, but me not so much.  I am the kind of girl who writes a list and then loses it and can’t remember what was written on the list. 
However, times are changing and this Christmas season I am going to be an organized list making kind of girl!  The kind of girl who is able accomplish all of my holiday tasks and remain focused on the true meaning of Christmas.  I will not get stressed out.  I will be organized.  I will relish in the season.  I will enjoy each and every moment.  I will start by making some cookies and writing my list of course :)

My Christmas to do list:

  • Buy Christmas tree
  • Hang lights
  • Buy 3 chocolate filled advent calendars
  • Trim the tree
  • Hang the wreath
  • Decorate the house
  • Write my gift list
  • Shop, shop, shop
  • Wrap presents
  • Bake cookies
  • Make fudge
  • Attend Play Group Christmas Party
  • Host a wrapping party
  • Make Christmas cards
  • Mail Christmas cards
  • Buy an ornament for the MOPS ornament exchange
  • Make something yummy for the MOPS celebration
  • Buy or make teacher appreciation gifts
  • Go to Bella’s Christmas performance
  • Go to Caleb’s kindergarten caroling
  • Volunteer at Caleb’s class party
  • Attend Bella’s preschool party
  • Take the kids on a holiday lights tour
  • Read books under the tree
  • Snuggle by the fire
  • Read the Christmas Story
  • Watch Christmas movies
  • Go see Santa and get pictures
  • Attend the Christmas Eve Service
  • Enjoy every moment of the season
  • Thank God for the miracle of Christmas

Peanut Blossoms
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 bag of chocolate candy kisses
Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Gradually blend in flour.
Shape dough into balls

and roll balls in sugar.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes.
Place kisses firmly on each cookie til the cookie cracks.
Return to the oven for 2 minutes longer.

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  1. 1
    ashley says:

    I loved these growing up! There weren't something my family made, so I had to wait until special occasions at school events to get these. Oh, memories!

  2. 2
    Monica H says:

    I've never been a big fan of chocolate and PB together (gasp!) but these are so pretty I'd eat them. The cookie part looks so soft.

    PS. I like that you sugared the plate, nice touch :-)

  3. 3
    mbe says:

    Love it, what a great combo and what a cute cookie.

  4. 4
    Reeni says:

    These were my favorite when I was growing up! I never tire of them. I am a devoted list maker – loved yours!

  5. 5
    Cindy M says:

    Ahhhh, I love your post and all the special things on your list. Thanks for giving me a little credit, I do love my lists. Now to the cookies. These are my absolute favorite cookie of all time that you make!!!!!! I only like your recipe though, not that I'm biased or anything, yours are so soft, buttery and oh so yummy!!
    I would definitely give your peanut blossoms 5 stars.Your pictures

  6. 6
    Jenn says:

    I hope you are able to do everything on your list. The holidays just seem to fly by and we don't have time to sit down and enjoy the little things that really matter. Your cookies look delicious.

  7. 7
    Heather says:

    Hi there! I am fairly certain this is my first visit to your blog–love it! What beautiful pictures and nummy recipes. Peanut Blossoms are definitely christmas miracles. :)

  8. 8
    Ingrid says:

    I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time. That pretty much sums up my list except change the names and add a twin! :)

    Love the shimmery-ness of the sugared dough!