“Pig Lickin” Cake
Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms.
Cooking with the Grandchildren!
Last weekend, I kept my two young grandchildren so that my son could move into his new house. We played, cleaned, rode three wheelers, watched moves, and cooked. We cooked homemade soup, cornbread, blueberry pancakes, cookies and cakes. They were a great help and I loved every minute of their visit.
Two of the sweet items we made were a cake and cookies.
The 5-year-old boy and the 2- and- half year old little girl did a great job!
The first dessert we made was a special cake called a “Pig Lickin” Cake! My Mother in Law had the recipe and her cousin (a preacher’s wife) had given her the recipe. I am sure that this cake was the proud contribution to many of the church socials of both my Mother in Law and her cousin over the years!
Here is that special recipe!
Pig Lickin Cake
1 Package Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1- 11 oz. Can Mandarin Oranges
3/4 cup of Oil
Makes 3 layers. Cook at 350 approximately 15 minutes.
1 Large Can of Crushed Pineapple (slightly drained)
1 Box of Dream Whip (both envelopes)
1 Package of Vanilla Jello Pie Filling
Mix together and put between layers.
It was good!
The next recipe we made was the Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms!
Here is the sweet little girl “stirring” again. She is quite good at it! I let her do it on the door of the dishwasher so that I would have easy cleanup in case of spills.
The recipe for this wonderful cookie is below.
Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms
40 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates
.5 C of shortening
3/4 Cup of creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup of granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup of Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1.5 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.
Nutritional Information per serving (1 cookie):
Calories: 90, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 75mg,
Total Carbohydrate: 10g, Dietary Fiber: less than 1g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 0%DV*,
Vitamin C: 0%DV*, Calcium: 0%DV*, Iron: 2%DV*
*%DV= %Daily Values are calculated based on a 2000 calorie diet