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Peanut Butter Blossoms

1 1/3 cups flour   
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package chocolate candy kisses

Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Cream together shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix well.  Add dry ingredients.  Using teaspoon, shape into walnut-sized balls.  Roll balls in 1/2 cup white sugar and place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and press 1 chocolate candy kiss on each cookie, pressing down until the cookie cracks around the edges.  Bake another 3 - 5 minutes.

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