Red velvet peanut butter blossoms w/ hugs

8 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
1 bag Hershey?s Hugs

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons half n half

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons red color

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Beat shortening and peanut butter in a stand mixer until well blended. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla, and red food coloring and beat well, scraping down sides of the bowl. Stir together cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt and gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. In the mean time remove the wrappers from the Hugs. Immediately press a Hug into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms w/ Hugs, photo 1Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms w/ Hugs, photo 2

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