Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a delicious must-have recipe! That flavor combination of nutty peanut butter and sweet and creamy milk chocolate is the perfect complimentary pair. I love the soft cookies and the chocolate just melts in your mouth. 

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

They were a go-to Christmas cookie at my house growing up so of course they’ll always be a cookie I love.

Plus I love how these are a fun cookie cookie for the family to make together.

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The kids love to help shape them into balls and roll through the sugar, and they’re pros at all that tedious unwrapping :).

Peanut Butter Blossoms shown here in a clear storage jar over a pile of Hershey's Kisses. Container is set on a marble surface with a black background.

I love to eat these while the chocolate is still nice and melty, I guess I just have a thing for melted chocolate. I blame it on s’mores. Oh wait, I melt that chocolate first. Melted chocolate is just too good! 

Ingredients Needed For These Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar and light brown sugar
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Hershey’s Kisses

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How do You Make Peanut Butter Blossoms?

  • Preheat oven. Line baking sheets.
  • Whisk dry ingredients.
  • In a stand mixer cream butter and sugars.
  • Mix in peanut butter then egg and vanilla.
  • Blend in flour mixture until combined.
  • Shape into balls and roll in sugar.
  • Bake on prepared sheets until set, meanwhile unwrap chocolates.
  • Immediately after baking press a Kiss into each cookie.
  • Freeze until chocolate is set.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Which Kind of Sugar Should I Use for Rolling?

  • If you like a crunchier exterior go for the raw sugar as they have larger coarser crystals (not turbinado raw just raw sugar). That’s what I used here.
  • For a slightly finer texture granulated sugar works great too.
  • Another good option is to use red or green sugar sprinkles for a fun and festive look (or maybe even try tinting plain sugar with a few drops of food coloring).

Close up shot of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie one bite is taken from cookie.

Tips for Perfect Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • Use regular creamy peanut butter for a consistent consistency.
  • If dough is too sticky to work with you can chill first then roll and bake.
  • Have chocolates unwrapped and ready to add to cookies as soon as they’re done baking.
  • Add chocolates right after baking so the bottoms will melt and stick to the cookies.
  • Let chocolate set fully before storing.

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