Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Week 18: Graham Blossoms

I always wonder what Christmas is like in the Southern hemisphere. Does Starbucks still sell peppermint hot chocolate? Does the term 'White Christmas' conjure thoughts of a day spent on a white sandy Australian beach instead of waking up to a white blanket of snow? But more importantly, do they still bake cookies?! Or is it too hot out to turn on the oven comfortably?

Though I love gingersnaps and gingerbread as much as anyone, it always seems rather inappropriate to be baking Christmas cookies until at least November. It's a shame because I missed out on making peanut blossoms this year and it's still seven months until November. And frankly, I don't have the patience to wait seven months to enjoy Hershey Kiss topped cookies.

This is why I decided to summer-ize the holiday classic by making graham blossoms. Graham crackers are used to make s'mores, which are eaten when camping, which happens in  the summer. It's seasonally appropriate, I promise.

Graham Blossoms
Inspired by: Graham Cracker Cookies
Yield: 4 dozen

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup +2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 48 Hershey Kisses
  1. Preset oven to 350F
  2. Cream butter and both sugars
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla
  4. In a large bowl, mix sifted flour, salt, baking soda and graham cracker crumbs
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and scoop 1 tablespoon portions of dough
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes (Mine were perfect at 8)
  7. Immediately out of the oven, press a Hershey Kiss into the cookie
Oh, was I supposed to wait until the chocolate set back up? whoops

Per cookie:
75 calories | 3.6g fat | 5.9g sugar


Desi said...

Yummy in my tummy! I saw these linked up over at Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, and I had to stop by because this looks like a recipe I can't wait to try! You've got soooo many tasty recipes here. I am your newest follower :)

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Erin said...

I bet these are fantastic! Brilliant idea!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This is one of my all time favorite recipes, especially around Christmas.

Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday! I hope to see you again this week.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT! I'm so glad I found this! :)

I actually googled "Graham blossoms", because I have a box of Droste Pastilles that I would like to bake into graham crackers instead of eating them plain. I would like to retain the shape of the pastilles, and this is so easy and perfect! Thanks so much!


CollegeBakerGirl said...

I'm so glad you found what you were looking for. Enjoy the 'blossoms' :) and thanks for stopping by!


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