I’ve been on the hunt for more activities to do with Brooks. He’s at such a great age and loves to do new things – we’ve cooked together before and he’s had a great time getting messy in the kitchen with me, so I thought it would be fun to make some holiday cookies together – he was immediately onboard because
1) toddler and 2) cookies.
I remember my mom would always make these peanut butter blossom cookies when I was a kid – and she still does! But I thought it would be fun to make them with Brooks to get our holidays off on the right start – with cookies, obviously!
Plus everyone needs a little extra cookie love during the holiday season, am I right? And we made these with some King Arthur Flour and a little Stonyfield yogurt for a added twist! And I was also treated to a Silapat baking mat which I used and LOVED as well! These things are amazing and something everyone needs one!
- Heat oven to 375*
- Beat 1/2 cup shortening and 3/4 cup peanut butter in a large bowl until blended – set aside
- In another bowl, add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/ cup light brown sugar – beat until fluffy
- Add in 1 egg, 2 tbsp. Stonyfield yogurt and 1 tsp. vanilla extract – beat well
- Stir in 1 1/2 cup of King Arthur Flour, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt
- Gradually beat this into the peanut butter mixture
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls + placed on ungreased cookie sheet – bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned
- While the cookies are in the oven, remove wrappers from chocolates
- Once baked, immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie
- Remove from cookie sheet to cool completely + enjoy!
makes about 4 dozen cookies
Cookie baking during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do to start the season off on the right foot. So excited to be able to make them with and for my littles.
Do you have a favorite holiday recipe you make every year to get into the spirit? Would love to hear about it!