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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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A classic cookie to have during the holidays or year-round are peanut butter blossoms. These peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s kiss smooshed in the middle of them are so soft, chewy, and oh so delicious.

If you like peanut butter, cookies, and chocolate, you will love these amazing cookies. What is not to like about that? The best part is they are incredibly easy to make. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools

Ingredients and tools to make peanut butter blossoms, sugar, egg, vanilla, Hershey's kisses, flour, butter, etc. in glass bowls on top a wooden table.

In order to make these yummy peanut butter blossoms you will need the following everyday ingredients:

  • Softened Butter – Set the butter out a few hours before you want to use it. Or just use the defrost mode on the microwave until it is soft. I generally use unsalted butter, but you can use salted butter too if you like. Just reduce the amount of extra salt by half.
  • Peanut Butter – One of the stars of this dish. The creamy peanut butter will give the cookies their peanut butter taste.
  • Egg – The egg will act as a binder for the other ingredients and add a bit of moisture to the cookies. It will also add a bit of richness to the cookie.
  • Vanilla Extract – The vanilla extract will add flavor as well as enhance the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Brown Sugar – I generally use light brown sugar, but you can use dark as well. Don’t forget to pack it in the measuring cup! Or weight it of course if using metric. The brown sugar adds more moisture and helps make the cookies chewier.
  • White granulated sugar – I have always liked the combination of brown sugar and white sugar. If you don’t want to use brown sugar you can use all white granulated sugar. They will turn out just a bit different.
  • Flour – All-purpose or plain flour
  • Baking soda – The baking soda is the main leavening agent that causes the cookies to rise a bit.
  • Table salt – The salt is a flavor enhancer and will balance out the sweetness of the sugar.
Inside a peanut butter blossoms cookie. Hand holding a cookie with a bite out of it. Wire rack full of cookies.

Tools

  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Sifter or whisk
  • Spatula
  • 1 Tbsp. measuring spoon
  • Parchment paper or a silicone mat
  • Cookie sheet
  • Wire rack

Step 3: How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies

In a large bowl add the softened butter and peanut butter and cream them together using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Then add the large egg and the vanilla extract and mix them in as well.

Step 4: Add in the sugars

Add in both the brown sugar and white granulated sugar and cream them with the other ingredients. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed during this cookie dough making process. This ensues the little bits of ingredients that get stuck on the sides of the bowl get mixed in as well.

Step 5: Add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter blossoms cookie dough

Finished peanut butter blossoms dough in a large glass bowl with a mixer.

Use a sifter or sieve and add the flour, salt, and baking soda to it. Sift in about half of the dry ingredients with the peanut butter cookie dough. Mix them in with the mixer. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. A hand mixer isn’t totally necessary you can use a wooden spoon too if you like.

Step 6: Chill the dough and Kisses

Now, cover the peanut butter cookie dough with plastic wrap or a lid. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses and place them in a small bowl. Chill both the cookie dough and the chocolate kisses in the fridge for 1 hour. The chilled Hershey Kisses won’t melt as easily. The chilled dough will hold it’s shape a little better than room temp dough.

Step 7: Roll in sugar and bake those peanut butter cookies

Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Once the peanut butter cookie dough has chilled, use a tablespoon measuring spoon and scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball with your clean hands. Next, roll the cookie dough ball into the sugar. Resist the urge to eat it! You know, that raw egg that is in there. Or don’t resist, I won’t tell anyone. It will be our secret. I may or may not have eaten raw ones in the past, or every time I make these.

Balls of peanut butter cookie dough on a sheet pan lined with a silicone mat.

Place the balls of cookie dough rolled in sugar on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Space them about 2 inches apart. They will spread a bit. Bake them for 9 to 11 minutes until they crack slightly on the top and the tops will be ever so slightly brown.

Step 8: Time for some kisses! Hershey kisses that is.

When the peanut butter cookies come out of the oven let them cool for a few minutes on the pan. Then press a cold Hershey Kiss in the middle of the cookie. this will cause it to crack and spread out a little more, creating a peanut butter blossom. Isn’t that cool? I think so.

Wire rack full of freshly made peanut butter blossoms, sitting on a wooden table.

Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking pan and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. The Hershey Kisses will get a little soft from the heat but will still hold their shape. They will harden back up again as the cookies cool down. Enjoy!

How long do peanut butter blossoms last?

Place the peanut butter blossoms in an airtight container and store them at room temperature. They will last for a week or two. Or will they? Can you eat just one?

Can you freeze peanut butter blossoms?

Yes you can freeze these cookies. After allowing them to cool on the cookie rack, place them in a single layer in a freezer bag. To prevent freezer burn you may want to double up the bags, or use an airtight container inside the freezer bag. Then when you want to eat some cookies, thaw them out at room temperature for a few hours. You can also just freeze the balls of dough and then bake them when ready and press in the Hershey Kisses as directed.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

This yummy cookie combines my love of peanut butter with my love of cookies and chocolate! They are super easy to make and are awesome to give as gifts. Generally, they are popular around the holidays but don't let that stop you from making them year-round.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling/Resting Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy, delicious, easy, soft
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Large bowl
  • sifter or whisk
  • Spatula
  • 1 Tbsp. measuring spoon
  • parchment paper or a silicone mat
  • cookie sheet
  • Wire rack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened room temp butter 113g
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter 190g
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar 75g
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 100g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 4ml
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 192g
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 4g
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt 2g
  • 24 Hershey Kisses

Instructions

  • Begin by creaming together the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl. Then mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add both the white granulated sugar and brown sugar and cream those together with the other ingredients in the bowl.
  • Use a whisk or sifter and mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add half of those dry ingredients to the large bowl and mix them in. Then mix in the rest of the dry ingredients. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed with a spatula. The peanut butter cookie dough will now be ready to go.
  • Unwrap 24 Hershey Kisses and place them in a bowl. Cover the cookie dough and chill in the fridge along with the Hershey's Kisses for about 1 hour. If you are in a hurry you can chill them both for less time.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon or cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop and scoop out enough dough to make a 1-inch ball, roll the dough in clean hands and then roll it in sugar. Place the ball dough on a parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 minutes until the tops are slightly cracked and slightly brown in some places. Let the peanut butter cookies cool on the pan for a couple of minutes and then press down a cold Hershey's Kiss in the middle of each cookie. They will crack more and spread out a little more. Allow them to cool for a few more minutes on the pan and then transfer them to a cookie rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies | Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Notes

Peanut butter blossoms nutritional facts

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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your Peanut Butter Blossoms look so fantastic! I like that it looks so golden brown. Yum Yum! Perfect bake!

  2. 5 stars
    Yum, great recipe! I love the fact that you can freeze these too.

  3. 5 stars
    This peanut butter dessert is ideal for our kids. They love peanut butter and chocolate treats.

  4. 5 stars
    Starting to think that peanut butter can be put in everything and it’s always good

  5. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    5 stars
    This is such a delicious and classic recipe. My kids love snacking on the cookies.

  6. 5 stars
    plus 1 recipe to my wish list. your photos look so tasty and you do amazing job, thanks for sharing

  7. 5 stars
    Nnnniiiccceeeeeee….I wanna have a plate of these. It’s my first time seeing them anywhere but the peanut butter does it all for me.

  8. 5 stars
    right now, im watching my calorie-intake. but i wont mind grabbing some of these. they look so good and yummy. <3

  9. 5 stars
    WOW that’s a wonderful recipe. Peanut butter is my all time favorite. Will try this once.

  10. I’ve seen these cookies before, but didn’t know what they were called. Blossoms is a good name for a good cookie.

  11. just pinned. i love peanut butter blossoms. used to make them for the holidays as a kid. thanks for the tip about rolling them in sugar. i’m sure that adds a nice texture.

  12. 5 stars
    Woot! No one can say no to peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t wait to make these!

  13. 5 stars
    These are actually my favorite cookies! So easy and everyone loves them. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    These are such a great classic cookie. My kiddos love eating them and helping me make them.

  15. 5 stars
    Delish! A classic cookie worth making over and over again. Your step-by-step instructions were great.

  16. katerina @ diethood.com

    5 stars
    Peanut butter blossoms are my fave!! They look SO good!! I bet they taste amazing!

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