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Peanut Butter Blossoms with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
-3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
-1/3 cup granulated sugar
-1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
-1 large egg
-2 tablespoons milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
-1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Special Equipment Needed:
-2 baking sheets
-Parchment paper
-Cookie scoop

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until combined.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

4. Scoop dough into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining granulated sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate chip into the center of each cookie. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Nutritional Information (per cookie):
Calories: 120
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 12g
Protein: 2g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
-Butter: Can be substituted with coconut oil or vegan butter
-Peanut Butter: Can be substituted with almond butter or sunflower seed butter
-Granulated Sugar: Can be substituted with coconut sugar
-Light Brown Sugar: Can be substituted with dark brown sugar
-Milk: Can be substituted with almond milk or coconut milk

-Can add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dough for a hint of spice
-Can use white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Can add 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts to the dough

Tips and Tricks:
-Make sure to use creamy peanut butter and not crunchy peanut butter
-Make sure to measure the flour correctly, using the spoon and level method
-Make sure to press the chocolate chips into the cookies immediately after baking

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

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat cookies in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
-Serve cookies on a platter with a variety of other cookies
-Serve cookies in a mason jar with a ribbon tied around it

-Sprinkle with sea salt
-Drizzle with melted chocolate

-Hot chocolate

Suggested Side Dishes:
-Fruit salad
-Yogurt parfait

Troubleshooting Advice:
-If cookies are too soft, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes
-If cookies are too hard, reduce baking time by 2-3 minutes

Food Safety Advice:
-Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before baking
-Make sure to wash hands before and after handling ingredients

Food History:
Peanut butter blossoms are a classic cookie that have been around since the 1950s. They were originally created by the Hershey’s company and have become a popular holiday cookie.

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Serving Suggestions:
-Serve with a glass of cold milk
-Serve as an after-dinner treat

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Chocolaty, Buttery