Today churches throughout our town will be observing the National Day of Mourning and will be ringing their bells 26 times at 9:30am to remember the 26 people lost last Friday:
The world mourns the loss of these innocent people as we try to comprehend how anyone could ever such a terrible thing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Newtown community.
Sam and I made these cookies while she was home last weekend. They are a family favorite and are made almost every year around this time. They are adapted from www.hersheys.com
2 sticks butter softened
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
1 bag of Hershey's dark chocolate kisses
1 cup sugar for rolling
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolate kisses.
Beat softened butter and peanut butter in large bowl until blended. Add 1 cup sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add eggs, vanilla and milk and beat well. Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cookie will crack around the edges. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
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