Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are widely known for their decadent peanut butter cookie base and a Hershey Kiss chocolate snuggled into the center to create a blossom. Chocolatey, peanut butter goodness in every bite! A classic cookie recipe to have up your sleeve!

What is a Peanut Butter Blossom?

Even though these are hands-down one of the most popular Christmas cookies, I’ve found that not many people actually call them by their technical name: Peanut Butter Blossoms! Or as our family has always called them…titty cookies haha! I know, I know, not the best name, but you can thank my mom and her friends for that one haha! It’s been instilled in the family ever since. 

Just saying, “those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate in the middle” will get you to the point. Everyone knows them! Peanut Butter Blossoms, titty cookies, “those peanut butter chocolate cookies”… whichever you call them, they are near and dear during the Christmas cookie season!

The cookie received the “blossom” name from when the chocolate kiss is pushed into the middle of the warm cookie it “blossoms” out. I’ll take a few!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

For this recipe, I used my classic Peanut Butter Cookies recipe as the base. Why mess with a classic? Its buttery, soft and loaded full of peanut butter flavor. It gives it a velvet-like effect! Melts in your mouth.

Cream the butter together with the sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and the peanut butter to create an ultra creamy dough. Then the usuals come in: flour, baking soda and salt. 

There is always the debate whether or not to roll the cookie dough balls into sugar prior to baking. Personally, I love the sugar coating! Simply skip this step if you prefer otherwise. 

Chocolate Kiss

There’s no doubt that Hershey’s has dominated the chocolate kiss game. It’s iconic! Half the fun is unwrapping all the kisses. Might even get to sneak a few just to make sure they are good, you know.

Growing up, my mom would sometimes also use chocolate stars instead of the kisses. Use whichever your heart desires!

Gently push the chocolate kisses into the centers of the peanut butter cookies right after they come out of the oven. If you allow the cookies to cool, you won’t be able to press the kiss in and get the “blossom” effect. Plus, the heat of the cookie will make the kisses all melty and gooey if you bite into one while they are warm. Don’t worry, if you don’t touch them, they set back up into their “kiss” form.

Looking for other Cookie Recipes? Check these out!

 

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Peanut Butter Blossoms


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 26 cookies 1x

Description

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are widely known for their decadent peanut butter cookie base and a Hershey Kiss chocolate snuggled into the center to create a blossom. Chocolatey, peanut butter goodness in every bite! A classic cookie recipe to have up your sleeve!


Ingredients

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For the cookies:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

For the coating:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 26 chocolate kisses

Instructions

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a few minutes. Wipe the sides of the bowl down and mix in the egg and the vanilla until combined.
  2. Mix in the salt, baking soda, and flour until a dough forms.

For the coating:

  1. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls. Gently roll the cookie dough balls into the sugar coating until completely coated. Place on a non-greased baking sheet a few inches apart from each other.
  2. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the cookies are just barely golden brown. They wont spread much at this point. Immediately insert a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie after they come out of the oven. This will also gently spread the cookie out into a crackly-blossom effect.
  3. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container or plastic storage bag. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Creamy peanut butter is preferred for this recipe, but chunky can be tried for little peanut pieces inside the cookies as well.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Fat: 10.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg

Keywords: Peanut Butter Blossoms

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