Happy Cookies
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Typically called Blossom Cookies or Rosebud Cookies, or something less accurate than "Happy Cookies" :)
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling balls in)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Approx. 50 chocolate kisses or other candies for centers (if using wrapped candy, unwrap while cookies cook and keep in the fridge between batches).
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder and soda and set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter on medium speed for 30 seconds, then add sugars and beat until light and fluffy, another 2-3 minutes. Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well combined.
  4. Shape dough into 1" balls, roll in sugar to coat and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes, until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove pan from oven and immediately press kiss or other candy into center of each cookie. Remove and cool completely on racks.
  5. Makes about 4 dozen small, delicious cookies that freeze well.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2011/04/happy-easter-cookies/