Peanut Butter Blossoms with Oatmeal Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
- 48 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped

Special Equipment Needed:
- 2 baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Electric mixer

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the egg, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
4. Gradually add the flour and oats, mixing until just combined.
5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the remaining granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
7. Immediately upon removing from the oven, press a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: 48 cookies

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 80
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Peanut butter: almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter
- Butter: coconut oil or vegan butter
- Egg: flax egg or chia egg

- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Add 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Tips and Tricks:
- For a crispier cookie, bake for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- For a softer cookie, bake for 1-2 minutes less.

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

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream
- Arrange on a platter with fresh fruit

- Chopped peanuts
- Chocolate chips
- Sprinkles

- Milk
- Coffee
- Hot chocolate

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fruit salad
- Yogurt parfait
- Oatmeal

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cookies spread too much, chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking.
- If the cookies are too dry, add an additional tablespoon of peanut butter.

Food Safety Advice:
- Store in an airtight container and consume within 5 days.

Food History:
Peanut butter blossoms are a classic cookie that has been around since the 1950s. It is believed to have originated from the Hershey’s company, who popularized the recipe.

Flavor Profiles:
The cookies are sweet and nutty with a hint of vanilla. The combination of peanut butter and Hershey’s Kisses creates a delicious balance of flavors.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert after dinner
- Pack in lunch boxes
- Enjoy as an afternoon snack

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Buttery, Oaty