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Yep - you read right! You can make some amazing cookies with black beans!

Published in Sweet Stuff

Another in our fun hoiliday "back of the box" recipes. This is slightly more than a back of the box recipe, I admit that, but it's still easy and kid friendly with some adult supervision in the kitchen.

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It's National Cookie Day! So, why not go with a classic Christmas and Holiday cookie recipe!


The Hershey's Christmas Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie is easy to make, perfect for kids to help with, and you can't beat eating a few of these tasty cookies. Simply put - Try this classic cookie recipe from Hershey's! I have to be honest - I think I ate just about everyone of these cookies shortly after Ally whipped up a batch.

The recipe was amazingly easy, perfect for kids to help out with, and the end result is... a great tasting cookie!

Makes 4 dozen

  • 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
  • 1  egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar

Methods/steps

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
  • 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.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • Makes About 4 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information from Hersheys
per serving (1 cookie):
Calories: 90, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 75mg,
Total Carbohydrate: 10g, Dietary Fiber: less than 1g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 0%DV*,
Vitamin C: 0%DV*, Calcium: 0%DV*, Iron: 2%DV*
*%DV= %Daily Values are calculated based on a 2000 calorie diet
Photo and recipe via Hershey

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Ready for some Lemony Coconut Quinoa Cookies? Baking with Quinoa, by Alyssa Rimmer, The Queen of Quinoa, offers gluten free foodies easy to follow recipes and much more!

Published in Healthy Eats

A Cookie with a Paranomal Twist - Well, actually... there is no paranomal twist to this tasty cookie. The recipe however does come from Lawna Mackie who happens to be an author of paranomal books.

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