Since school is out now, and pretty much the only planned event I have during 
the week is my art class from 9-1 everyday (with occasional errands sprinkled here and there), 
I have a lot of time to be a lazy bum. 

Camaron works allllllll day until pretty late. The last thing I want is for him to come home from working hard all day only to find I've been sitting around filling my arteries and our Netflix queue.

This is my solution for now: Have tons of yummy food coming out of the oven as soon as 
he gets home, so that delicious aromas are immediately all he can think about. 
No need to worry about what else I've done (or haven't done) all day. 
Sound good?

Last night, I successfully put the plan into action with my favorite cookies: 
peanut butter kiss cookies/peanut blossoms/blissssss

I got the recipe off of the Hershey's site. I figured they know a think or two about baking


  • 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. 
2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Our fridge somehow was set to super-cold, and the knob is stuck so we can't turn it. As a result, items freeze in our fridge occasionally. Like these eggs. I didn't notice until I tried picking up the one on the far left. They weren't fully frozen, just slushy. And yes, I used one in my cookies. -I was hungry!
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.  (I made mine a little big, I think. Oh well -and don't be judging the weird shape of the one in the middle)
 4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. 
Cool completely. 

If you're hungry, come on over, we still have a ton. 
Oh, wait, I'm at home alone with a bag full of cookies and Parks & Recreation is all queued up'd better hurry.


  1. Cookies and Parks & Rec are two of my favorite things on Earth.

  2. these are good. My mother in law made this last christmas and after a few drinks a couple folks started calling them nipple cookies. We still bring that up all the time.

  3. haha your solution is genius--i definitely need to try that :) and cookies while watching parks & rec seriously sounds like heaven.

  4. This kind of sounds like how I would get the mail right when you were about to get home, then I would get home after you with my hands full of mail so it would seem like I'd had a busy day, when in reality the only reason I had pants on is cause I went out to get the mail.

  5. oh yummy! I want some. I wish I could totally sit and eat cookies and watch tv and it didn't make me gain weight lol!! That would be awesome!! I hope you polished off every last cookie. Those are the best kind! Thank you Hershey!

  6. dear Annnnndrahuh, make me these when you two come to utah. K thanks. LOVE!


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