With the holidays so very nearby, this weekend is sure to be filled with baking of some very favorite, family recipes! These holiday cookies are a perennial favorite, from our family to yours!
Makes approximately 30 cookies
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
1 egg 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Hershey’s Kisses (about 30)
Preheat oven to 375°. Using a whisk, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, beat the softened butter and the peanut butter until smooth (use a hand mixer). Add both sugars and beat until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in the egg, then the milk and vanilla, and mix until well combined.
Gradually add the flour mixture, beating at a low speed until the dough is just combined. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Form the dough into balls, then roll each in white sugar before placing them on the cookie sheets. Bake for eight to 10 minutes, until the cookies have puffed up.
Remove them from the oven and quickly top each cookie with an unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss.
Nothing quite makes a house a home more than some of the tasty dishes,
sweet treats and special beverages that are served there. With that said, once a month, our Coco, Early family will be sharing some special recipes that will make you feel right at home this holiday season and all year long!
SPICED APPLE CIDER TEA
Nothing says fall like sipping a warm cup of apple cider. Try a new twist on this classic fall treat with this unique cider tea.
4.5 cups apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 bags of black tea, such as Earl Grey or oolong
Honey to taste
Place cider, cinnamon, and ginger in a saucepan over high heat and cover.
Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
Pour hot cider into mugs, add a tea bag to each mug, and steep like normal. Sweeten with honey to taste and enjoy! This recipe makes about 4 servings.
If you really want to get your Pinterest on, switch out the mugs for apples. Cut off the tops of four apples and hollow out the fruit with a spoon or melon baller to create cup-like containers.
Your homemade apple mugs will add extra flavor to the drink and wow your guests!