Husband Man left this morning for a two month school…..located over on the opposite side of the United States….without us to accompany him 🙁 This is not the first time he has been sent away from home for this long, nor will it be the last.
As a treat for the long road trip ahead of him, I had plans to make these for him. However, both of my kids ended up getting sick so doctor’s visits and doses of Motrin and Tylenol have been taken up my energy these last few days. Alas, we all (with the exclusion of Husband Man) will be taking a road trip of our own soon….back to my home state of North Carolina…so I will probably make them for our adventure. When I did make these a few weeks ago, they were all gone by the next day.
This is another recipe from my city’s recipe swapping group. The original name for it, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, had a cute ring to it. However, I took it upon myself to add the “teardrop” part in there because the Hershey Kisses remind me of little teardrops.
Every time I will make this recipe, I will be reminded of the times when the military will send Husband Man away. They will be a reminder of all the tears that have been shed by me, and by other military spouses for the brave sacrifices and duties that they have to endure while their other halves are away, whether it’s going to school, on a TDY stint, or on a deployment. They will also be a joyous reminder of the tears that will be shed when families of the military will finally become reunited with one another after months/years of being apart.
I know some of you may be thinking, “why on earth would you want to make something as a reminder of this time in your life?” It’s therapeutic, in my opinion. It’s a symbol of courage, strength, and patience that we, as military spouses possess. Plus, it helps that chocolate and peanut butter are great combinations to have on hand when you need to drown your sorrows at the end of the day 😉 And what person (military or not) wouldn’t enjoy that?
Peanut Blossom Teardrop Cookies
(makes 3 dozen cookies)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar, divided
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag of Hershey Kisses
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. With an electric mixer, beat together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup of the white sugar until fluffy.
3. Add the egg, milk and vanilla, mixing well. Stir together the flour, soda and salt. Gradually add to the peanut butter mixture.
4. Shape cookie dough into balls, rolling each in the remaining sugar.
5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart for 8 minutes. Press a Hersey’s Kiss into the center of each cookie, and bake an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
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