Monday, November 30, 2020

Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

I've made some Peanut Blossom Spritz cookies today for tea time. Won't you join me?  We can have a cup of Constant Comment tea, if you'd like.

I'm using my Merry Christmas Johnson Bros teacup.

My sweet tea set was a gift from my youngest son, when he was just a little boy.

I was lucky to find a matching plate to my teacup.

My Goebel piece was from my late beloved Dad.


I bought a smaller tree this year, that is easier for me to put up. 


My sister sent me a little tea set awhile back and I took a tip from Margie, from  Tea In The Valley and glued the lids and saucers on the pieces to use as ornaments on my tree.


For probably 30 years I had a Mirro Cookie Press, and it sadly broke a few years back.  A thoughtful friend of mine found me one and I am thrilled beyond belief!  There is nothing like this old-fashioned Mirro one.  It holds the most dough of any, and I am one happy baker! 

Yield: recipe says 48, but I got many more
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from my Mirro Cookie Press Cookbook
Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

Peanut Blossom Spritz Cookies

I used my cookie press snowflake design to make the blossoms, and sprinkled them with red sugar before baking. This was so much easier than forming balls for peanut blossoms. Spritz cookies form best on really cold cookie sheets, so I put the cookie sheets in the freezer beforehand.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar, optional
  • 1 bag of Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugars well.
  3. Beat in egg, peanut butter and hot water
  4. Gradually blend in flour, baking soda, and salt which  have been sifted together (I use a whisk to blend all).
  5. Fill press.  Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if you wish.
  6. Bake cookies for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, and immediately add a kiss to the center of the cookie, pressing down firmly.  Cool 1-2 minutes. 
  8. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Use really cold cookie sheets and never put spritz cookies on warm cookie sheets.

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  1. What a fabulous idea to hang pretty teacups and teapots on a tree...LOVE IT! Your new little tree is gorgeous. How sweet of your son to gift you the gorgeous Christmas teaset all those years ago. The Goebel set is precious. Kitty, how lovely it would be to sit in your elegant room and enjoy tea and Peanut Blossom Spritz cookies with you.

  2. I love your new tree Kitty, the pretty star topper too! Cute tea cup and perfect for this time of year. Believe it or not, I've never made these cookies, they look pretty using the spritz dough! Happy Holiday Season:@)

  3. Oh I love the teacups and teapot. Made me smile this morning big. Wish I had one of those cookies but have settled for a slice of pumpkin pie. Hope you are doing well dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. What a sweet idea to use the tea set for ornaments. Your new tree looks darling. Have there been any complaints from the peanut gallery? ☺️

    One day soon, when I have recovered from Thanksgiving baking, I will have to make some Spritz cookies.

  5. Kitty, I love the tea set from your son. It is just precious! The little tree is darling, and I too have glued some wee tea things together to hang on the tree. Christmas is such a lovely time when we can once again, bring out our treasures from family and friends to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Your cookies look delicious. Thank you for sharing this with my party this week. Hugs

  6. Kitty, what a fun space you've created! I smile as I glimpse your dishes ... my mother-in-law loved hers and now my oldest daughter uses them.

    lovely memories ...

  7. I love how you set everything up to look so pretty in your living room. The new tree is beautiful. I bet those cookies taste so delicious and they look pretty Kitty. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Now onto holiday baking and thanks for the cookie recipe.

  8. Your tree is adorable Kitty and I love how you glued the lids and saucers of your tea set to use them as ornaments! So happy you were gifted a cookie press replacement. Your cookies look delicious and the perfect tea time treat! ♥

  9. hi Kitty, your tree is perfect decorated with teacups and tea pots! And those cookies, I am a peanut butter lover, and paired with chocolate is my favorite! I'm so glad you received a new spritzer like your old one, I have never had a spritzer but they do make the cutest cookies! As always, you are in my prayers this holiday season...

  10. Love the JB Merry Christmas tea sets and the Christmas tree teapot.

    Your tree looks great, especially with the super cute teapot and teacups. I would never have guessed that they were from a miniature tea set! Thanks for the shout-out!

  11. Oh! Those sound delicious, Kitty. I really love your sweet teacups and decorations. I love spritz cookies. One of the kids bought me an electric one a few years back and it is a gem! xo Diana

  12. Such an inviting set up. We would love for you to share your post at Meraki Link Party at
    Thank you

  13. It would be lovely to enjoy tea and cookies with you. Glad you were gifted a Mirro Cookie press! The cookies looks fabulous. Happy December to you!

  14. Such a sweet beginning of Advent Christmas teatime, Kitty. The gifts you've received have made it that more special. ♥

    You know I once had a chintzy cheap cookie press years ago that broke the very first time I used it. I have not once made press cookies - like falling off a horse and never getting back on. (Did that too.) I would like to one day master it because they're perfect tea party cookies. And yours look especially pretty and especially YUMMY.

    I sailed right through tea time today - boo - now at midnight I sure wish I had one of your cookies and a nice hot cuppa! LOL don't worry, I won't. Hugs.

  15. I love your tree and all those fitting ornaments you have! My grandmother used to make these cookies every Christmas and just seeing them reminds me of being with her in the kitchen. Truth be told I think I ate more kisses than I placed on the cookies.

  16. Oh, how neat! I make similar cookies, but we call them peanut butter blossoms. I just made some for Kevin and Zach some the other day. So sweet to visit with you today, sweet friend.

  17. Hi Kitty and Merry Christmas! I love how you made your little tea set into beautiful ornaments. I have a few t-pots but none for Christmas. Maybe next Christmas. Your cookies look delicious and I just wanted you to know that I gave you a shout out on my blog this week. I don't know how long ago you published this Cherry Crumble recipe, but I copied it and just now got around to making it. It was so good and so pretty but my food photography never makes anything edible look good. But we loved it..Stay well my friend..xxoJudy

  18. Dearest Kitty, your Christmas tree is absolutely perfect! What a gorgeous teapot and tree and cookies! I've never made Spritz cookies before. Yours all look so professional. Thank you for including the recipe and maybe I will look into one of those cookie presses. Also thank you so much for the sweet Thanksgiving card. I love it! xo

  19. I still have my Super Shooter electric cookie press that I've had since the late 70s and love how easy it is to make spritz cookies. Peanut butter blossoms are an all-time favorite. I love your collection of tea ornaments, Kitty. How perfect ;)

  20. I like your Christmas tree, and the cookies look very tasty :)
    Happy December Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  21. Oh my! What wonderful post!Love all of your gorgeous treasures!That Goebel piece is stunning!

  22. A beautiful little tree, Kitty, and I'd love to have a cup of Constant Comment with you. The cookies look delicious, and that's a great tip about the cold cookie sheet. Have a wonderful day!

  23. Kitty, I love, love those Christmas dishes!! We seem to have very similar taste in dishes. :) That is such a sweet tea set from your son -- something to always cherish. Your tree looks just beautiful, and I really like your teapot ornaments.

    Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe; it looks like another winner. Have a wonderful week, my friend!!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. kitty, your tree looks gorgeous. The cookies are so cute. I love peanut butter cookies. Your friend was so sweet to find you a new cookie shooter. Such a darling tea set your son gifted you. Everything looks so pretty and festive. Happy holidays.


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