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Baking is always therapeutic, it’s just the dirty dishes that I don’t want to deal with afterwards. But despite the dishes, today required some baking begin feeling like myself again… Oh, and the Aleve helped too…

Hubster loves peanut-butter, I have a strong aversion to it (wellexcept for the occasional Reese’s Pieces). He always begs me to make peanut-butter cookies, peanut-butter no bakes, peanut butter brownies… you get the picture. At the supermarket a few months ago, I had an epiphany. Maybe I can appease his appetite as well as mine.

Almond Butter Blossoms

Almond Butter Blossoms

bag of Hershey’s Kisses, 3/4 c. almond butter, 1/3 c. light brown sugar, 1/8 c. milk, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 c. butter, 1/3 c. sugar, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp. almond extract, 1 tsp. baking soda, extra sugar for coating

Unwrap Kisses and set aside. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease baking sheets. Mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Cream together, almond butter, butter, sugar, almond extract, milk and egg. Slowly combine flour mixture in to sugar mixture. Roll dough into 1″ balls, coat in sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and quickly press one kiss into the center of each cookie. Place cookies on cooling rack.

Serve with a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

What activity do you find therapeutic?