The other day Z and I had a few girlfriends over to make some special cookies for a dinner we were attending the next day. I wanted the cookies to be festive, delicious and super easy for kids to make.
These peanut butter blossom cookies typically round out the Christmas cookie season with a Hershey’s kiss on top. I thought a candy corn pumpkin would be WAY more seasonal.
This is what you need;
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tea baking soda
1/2 tea salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 stick butter, divided
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tea vanilla extract
45 candy corn pumpkins
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line a lipped baking sheet with parchment paper.
Have child mix flour, baking soda and salt with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
Next, using a kitchen aid mixer or handheld mixer and non reactive bowl combine both sugars, butter and peanut butter. Mix for 3-4 minutes until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix for a further minute. Add flour mixture in parts until all combined.
On a oil sprayed piece of plastic wrap, separate the dough into two (more if you have more kids making your cookies 🙂 )
In a small bowl place colored sugar or sprinkles. Have your child break off small pieces of dough and roll into balls. (They should be about the size of walnuts or quarters) Roll each dough ball into the sprinkles/sugar. Place about 10 balls onto the baking sheet at a time and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place pumpkin in the middle of each cookie.
This is what you get…