Red Velvet Blossoms
My Chocolate Cherry Blossoms were a huge hit with friends/the fam during Christmas. so I wanted to make another version for Valentine’s Day.
Who am I kidding I just don’t want to admit the holidays (and cookie season) are over. Making them red makes them super cute, and appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I used gel food coloring the the intense color. If you don’t have it handy red food coloring will do just fine. You may just end up with Pink Velvet Blossoms, which are super cute too!
Then I’ve got Mint Blossoms to tie you through to Easter. We can make blossoms cookies last all year, who’s with me?
AHA! (Pretty sure that’s the sound of Hershey’s being like we got them good!)
- 1 Bag Hershey's Kisses, Un-Wrapped
- ½ Cup Butter, Softened
- ¾ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1⅓ Cups White Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Red Gel Food Coloring
- 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- Pinch Salt, To Taste
- ¼ Cup Red Sanding Sugar
- Heat oven to 375 Degrees F.
- In a large bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and white sugar. Stir in egg, milk, vanilla, and food coloring.
- Stir in baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Gradually mix in flour a little at a time. Mix until just combined.
- Roll dough into one inch balls. Then roll dough in red sanding sugar, and place on un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are set.
- When cookies are done baking, immediately press a Hershey's Kiss in the center and push down until the cookie cracks.
Recipe Adapted from I Am Baker
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