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Almond Butter Blossoms Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond butter
- 1 (11-ounce) package Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped

Special Equipment Needed:
- 2 baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer.
4. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined.
5. Add almond butter and mix until combined.
6. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until combined.
7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
9. Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of each cookie.
10. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
Temperature: 375 degrees F
Serving Size: Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Nutritional Information (per cookie):
Calories: 120
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 2 g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- You can substitute the almond butter for any other nut butter of your choice.
- You can substitute the Hershey’s Kisses for any other type of chocolate candy.

Variations:
- You can add ½ cup of chopped nuts to the cookie dough for a crunchy texture.
- You can add ½ cup of chocolate chips to the cookie dough for an extra chocolaty flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to use softened butter, not melted butter.
- Make sure to measure the almond butter accurately.
- Make sure to press the Hershey’s Kisses into the center of the cookie immediately after removing from the oven.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve on a platter with other cookies or on a plate with a scoop of ice cream.

Garnishes:
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Pairings:
Pair with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Serve with a fresh fruit salad or a bowl of yogurt.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cookies are too soft, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- If the cookies are too hard, bake for a few minutes less.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to store the cookies in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming stale.
- Make sure to discard any cookies that have been left out for more than 2 hours.

Food History:
Almond butter blossoms are a classic cookie that has been around for many years. They were originally created in the early 1900s and have been a favorite ever since.

Flavor Profiles:
These cookies have a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of vanilla.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as an after-dinner treat or as an afternoon snack.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Buttery, Crunchy