Peanut Butterfinger Blossoms

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My daughter has been hilarious today.

She’s been teetering on the edge of sleep deprivation lately (waking in the middle of every night for about a week), and it’s made her just a tad delirious.

Fortunately, it’s been in a good, funny kind of way (not in the inconsolable tantrums kind of way, thank our lucky stars). She’s been doing funny dances and saying silly things (“Oh Dad! Your muscles are SO big! They’re gigantic!! Oh wow.”). And, frankly, she’s been a real treat to be around!

We’re considering long term sleep deprivation for her… but I sense an imminent backfire in that plan, so maybe we’ll just let it run its course ;)

Regardless, we’re enjoying her metal state immensely (possibly because we’re bordering on sleep deprivation-induced delirium ourselves), and I just had to pull out the camera today and capture some of her finer moments.

While I was shooting these cookies, she ran to her room and grabbed her own camera. And although I didn’t catch all of the funny things she said while doing her own photo shoot (“Mom. My muscles need these chocolate heart cookies!”), I did capture a few sweet moments that I just have to share:

Peanut Butterfinger Blossoms | www.somethingswanky.com

Peanut Butterfinger Blossoms | www.somethingswanky.comI bought the camera at Toys ‘R’ Us in December 2013

So cute, right? Gotta love this age…

Alright. These cookies. They’re your standard variety Peanut Butter blossoms, with Butterfinger hearts replacing the Hershey’s Kiss. So what makes them so special? Well, for me, it’s that…

I. love. Butterfinger. hearts.

I mean… LOVE THEM. And the Jingle Bells. And the Easter Eggs. Basically, I love the fact that there is no traditional Butterfinger center. The crispy peanut butter insides have been pulverated into crispy bits and mixed into the chocolate. And I simply can’t get enough of it.

Which is why I felt compelled to stick them on top of a peanut butter cookie and share this crispy peanut buttery goodness with all of my little online world! Be sure to make a batch before all the seasonal Butterfingers have left the stores!

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Peanut Butterfinger Blossoms

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 24 Butterfinger Hearts
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates, set aside.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until smooth and mixed well. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; mix well. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture; mix only until dough forms.
  4. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each
  6. cookie (it's ok if the cookie cracks at edges). Transfer from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container once cooled.

Notes

Recipe Source: Hershey's Kitchens

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Comments

  1. So I’ve never tried these Butterfingers. How is that possible? Picking some up, STAT!
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  2. Peanut cookies WITH butterfingers….YES! I think you made these just for me :) Pinned!

  3. Wow, look at her, little photographer. So adorable!
    Neja recently posted..Giant Cocoa and Cinnamon Meringues / Rustikalne velike meringue s kakavom & cimetomMy Profile

  4. How perfect! The photos of your daughter are so sweet. What a special moment :)
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  5. Ok, how cute is your daughter! Adorbs!
    These cookies are everything I could want, on a plate. I love blossom cookies, but it’s love x 100 with Butterfinger hearts! So perfect for Vday!

  6. What a cutie-patootie……following mommy’s footsteps with her camera. :-)
    These cookies look so cute, great idea in switching out the chocolates, perfect for Valentine’s Day.
    Let’s see if hubby will give me a thumbs up for these cookies, he’s my very own Cookie Monster.
    He is such a cookie guy, cookies will fix everything is his answer to problems. LOL!!
    Have a nice day Ashton!
    Pinned!

  7. 1-your daughter is cute as all get out!
    2. *jaw drops* all pb blossoms now need butterfinger hearts in the center…as a rule!

  8. I have been enjoying every picture and Instagram that you’ve been putting up of her delirious state! I know the exact kind of toddler hilarity that you are talking about. It’s the best! Enjoy it! :) These cookies look amazing! I haven’t had the Butterfinger hearts, but now I must!
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  9. These look delicious! Love butterfinger hearts :)
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  10. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Butterfinger hearts are my fave. sending Cameron to the store now so I can make these (and eat the extra hearts….multiple bags… by themselves, too). He says thanks.
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  11. OMG. She is the cutest thing ever!! And kudos to you for being happy about the sleep deprivation. I’d just be yelling. :) WHY have I never had a butterfinger heart?????
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  12. SO cute!! AND they look delish!! Oh, and I need that camera for my little ones – too cute!

  13. These look yummy! Right in time for Valentine’s Day. Reminds me of my V-day cookies last year.
    http://www.toddlindsey.com/2013/02/valentine-pb-blossoms.html
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  14. Ali Meyer says:

    I made these except I substituted Dove milk chocolate hearts instead of butterfinger hearts. And also rolled them in different Valentine sprinkles. They are sooooo good and pretty for Valentine’s Day!

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