Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossoms are the quintessential cookie for the holidays! They are the perfect combination of sweet, soft and peanut buttery goodness!

I’ve been on a bit of a cookie-eating binge and decided to add Peanut Butter Blossoms into the mix! Not only are these super popular with practically everyone, but they are super simple to throw together if you have a little time on your hand this holiday season. They are basically a soft peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss in the middle. SO GOOD.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

The only ‘special’ ingredient you need that you might not have on hand is the Hershey kisses. But those aren’t hard to find around town, especially in the month of December where every retailer is throwing candy your way. Beyond that, this recipe is straight forward, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butter – softened. This is used for flavor and structure.
  • Peanut Butter – Be sure to use Jif or any other brand of peanut butter that is not ‘natural’. You need the sweetness in the peanut butter that all-natural kinds don’t have. Plus Jif tends to give you better results in the final finished product. That’s not to say if you only have all-natural peanut butter you should go out and get some Jif. If that’s all you have, then use it. They WILL turn out. I’m just warning you that in my experience, they will taste better with the other kind of peanut butter.
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten inside and out.
  • Brown Sugar – for sweetness and for that soft texture.
  • Egg – used as a binder.
  • Milk – softens the cookies even more!
  • Vanilla Extract – for flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour – the base that fills these cookies out.
  • Baking Soda – aids in the rising process.
  • Salt – to balance flavors.
  • Hershey Kisses – the ‘blossom’ to these Peanut Butter Blossoms! Plus chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect combination!

If you are like my father-in-law and severely dislike peanut butter and chocolate mixed together, then perhaps SnickerdoodlesDouble Chocolate Chip Fudge Cookies or Soft Ginger Cookies would be more your style.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Tips and Tricks

Chocolate Kisses. You can absolutely change out what type of Kiss you use here! During the holidays Hershey has a ton of different flavors on the shelves. Milk Chocolate is the classic version but you can use any flavor combo you think would taste good.

Double the Recipe. Seriously, these cookies will go quick! The more the merrier, right?

Chilling the Dough. My recipe doesn’t require you to chill your dough, but if you are paranoid that your cookies will spread too thin, go ahead and refrigerate away. Chilling for 30 minutes is a good amount of time.

Cracks are OK! As soon as you pull your cookies out of the oven, plunge a Hershey kiss into the center creating a crackly looking cookie that these Peanut Butter Blossoms are known for. Cool completely and serve. Or do like we do and eat them warm off the pan whenever I make cookies.

A close up of a Peanut Butter Blossom

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat softened butter and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Measure and add in 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar. Stir until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; stir well.
  3. Stir flour, baking soda and salt into peanut butter mixture until just incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix again briefly.
  4. Scoop into cookies using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop. Roll in between your palms and then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheets.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly golden in color. Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey kiss into each cookie. Cookies will crack around the edges with you press the chocolate in…totally normal! Cool 5 minutes on the hot baking sheet and then remove to cooling racks.
  6. Store cooled cookies in airtight containers for up to three days.

Make-Ahead

To make these Peanut Butter Blossoms ahead of time, simply freeze the dough! This can be done after rolling in sugar and can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To bake, no need to thaw these cookies before baking just add a minute or two to the baking time.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Have a great day, friends! xo

5 from 11 votes

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are the quintessential cookie for the holidays! They are the perfect combination of sweet, soft and peanut buttery goodness!
servings 36 cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Beat softened butter and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Measure and add in 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar. Stir until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; stir well. 
  • Stir flour, baking soda and salt into peanut butter mixture until just incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix again briefly.
  • Scoop into cookies using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop. Roll in between your palms and then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly golden in color. Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey kiss into each cookie. Cookies will crack around the edges with you press the chocolate in...totally normal! Cool 5 minutes on the hot baking sheet and then remove to cooling racks.
  • Store cooled cookies in airtight containers for up to three days.

Notes

*Recipe based off the Hershey Kiss package around the holidays.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
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14 Responses
  1. Sheila Best

    5 stars
    Love these. I found a recipe this year where you pulverize some peanuts in a food processor with some of the flour. It just ups the peanut flavor. Something new to try.

  2. Becky

    5 stars
    I saw on the evening news earlier that Hershey’s kisses have the top torn off of them. I noticed yours have the tops off. I’m going to make these tomorrow. This was on cookie my list, thanks for the recipe. I’m going to use some chocolate chips instead of the Kisses.

  3. Christina Moore

    The photos themselves look tasty that they will make you want to have them outright. I’m always on the go for any recipe with peanut. Peanut butter in this recipe is an absolute goodie for the holidays. I am so happy to have found this recipe.

    1. Claudia

      5 stars
      Update: I tried them, and they are delicious! I’ve made many cookies but have never added in milk. That was a new tip that made them moist and extra creamy. YUM.

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