Heart Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar for rolling (optional)
  • 48 chocolate hearts


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray heart cupcake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening, butter, and peanut butter until well blended.
  3. Add sugars and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Continue to mix.
  5. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Shape the dough into 1″ balls, and roll or shake them in sugar. Press dough into each heart. Sprinkle more sugar over dough.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they appear set in the center. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and place one chocolate heart on each cookie.
  9. Let cookies cool completely. Store covered at room temperature.