Peanut Butter Blossoms

Prep Time: 1 hr, 20 min / Cook Time: 10 min / Total Time: 1 hr, 30 min

rows of peanut butter blossom cookies

These peanut butter blossom cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re craving something salty and sweet, give this peanut butter cookie recipe a try.

rows of peanut butter blossom cookies

The Best Kind of Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter blossom cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies! I love this recipe because, first of all, peanut butter and chocolate are the dynamic duo of the dessert world. (It’s also far superior to PB&J in my opinion, haha.) Second, the recipe is super simple and quick to make. Whether you’re bringing a dessert to a get-together or whipping up a treat to enjoy at home, peanut butter cookies with kisses on top are the perfect go-to.

I do have a confession to make about these peanut butter cookies. Growing up, I LOVED these cookies but never knew what they were called. I always referred to them as “the peanut butter cookies with Hershey’s kisses on top.” Although that mouth full does have a nice ring to it, I decided that I better start using their proper name, peanut butter blossoms.

peanut butter blossoms with spoonful of peanut butter

Peanut Butter Blossoms: Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips for making the perfect peanut butter blossoms:

  • Chill the dough. Chill your dough in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes before baking. This will help keep the cookies from spreading.
  • Refrigerate the Hershey’s kisses. Keep the kisses chilled in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. This keeps them from melting too much when you press them into the warm cookies.
  • Get creative. Swap out the Hershey’s kisses for other candy like Reese’s miniature cups, miniature Hershey’s bars, Dove chocolates, or Rolos.
peanut butter blossoms in a row

Peanut Butter Blossoms

These peanut butter blossom cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re craving something salty and sweet, give this peanut butter cookie recipe a try.

Prep Time: 1 hr, 20 min / Cook Time: 10 min  / Total Time: 1 hr, 30 min

rows of peanut butter blossom cookies

What You’ll Need

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 24 chocolate Hershey’s kisses
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (for coating)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter for 1-2 minutes on high speed until smooth. Mix in the granulated and brown sugars and mix until completely creamed with the butter.
  3. Beat the egg into the creamed butter and sugar, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the peanut butter and the vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until fully combined. Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. (Put your unwrapped kisses in the fridge to chill as well).
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Once the dough is chilled, roll into 1-inch balls and coat in granulated sugar. Place dough balls on a baking sheet about 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until the tops begin to crack slightly. Remove cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes. Press a chocolate kiss into the top of each cookie. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for about 10 minutes to keep the chocolate kisses from melting.
  8. Remove from the freezer and enjoy.

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