I am 37 years old and last year was the first time I remember a friend giving me a cookie plate at Christmas time. I think we even got two from two different friends--with the same name :) It was such a treat! I love to bake, one of the gals made some peanut butter blossoms that were so much better than mine! I tasted one and I thought, "Mine aren't as good as these! I need to find a better recipe!" So, I set out to find one...
I did find one. It was in my King Arthur's Cookie Companion Cookbook. I love to make cookies--and eat them, of course. I wanted a big cookie cookbook for a long time and found this one at a used book sale. I've had really good luck with the cookies I've made from it.
I searched online for a recipe identical to the one I made and found one HERE. Of course, I don't use Reese's Peanut Butter in mind. I use Simply Jif--the kind without hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil. I also use butter instead of shortening. I use the exact same amount. Some substitution books will say that there's a slight difference in how much shortening to replace with butter. I found with recipe that I simply substituted the 1/2 cup shortening with 1/2 cup butter.
They're really yummy!