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.
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.
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