Peanut Butter Blossoms

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They’ll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

Nothing sparks more joy or nostalgia than a plate of these delicious Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.

Without a doubt, a plate of these cookies will disappear quickly, whether you bake a batch for the holidays or a weeknight dessert.

I know many people think Peanut Butter Blossoms are a staple for Christmas, but my family enjoys these treats at ALL holidays. Actually, we make them year round.

What’s not to love?

Why are these Peanut Butter Cookies simply the best?

  • One bowl cookie recipe!
  • No need to chill the dough for this peanut butter cookie
  • Roll the cookies in granulate sugar for extra crunch
  • Use colored sugars for a festive touch!

What Important Ingredients you need for Peanut Butter Blossoms

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

Peanut Butter. The star of this recipe is the nutty, peanut butter flavor. Choose a regular, creamy peanut butter not a natural version.

The natural peanut butters contain oils that will result in a different texture.

Sugars. Using a combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar results in a soft and chewy cookie texture!

Flour. All-purpose flour is used in today’s cookie recipe. Learn how to measure flour properly so you don’t get a dense cookie.

Shortening. I know you’re going to ask if you can use butter. Yes. You can. However shortening will result in a delicious cookie and texture. Using butter will require you to refrigerate and chill the dough before baking.

Hershey Kiss. The “other” best part of peanut butter blossoms. When warm, it just melts in your mouth. After cooling, it’s the sweet reward in the center of the cookie.

Change up the flavor of Hershey Kiss for a new flavor cookie. I highly recommend putting the caramel kisses in the center!

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. Mix. Combine shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Fold in flour, baking soda, and kosher salt until blended.
  2. Roll. Shape the dough into balls using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop. Scoop the dough, roll in hands to a ball, then roll in granulated sugar.
  3. Bake. Bake cookies in a 375 degree F oven for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cookies may appear slightly under cooked, that’s OKAY.
  4. Press. Unwrap Hershey kisses and immediately press into cookie when taken out of the oven. Allow to cool on wire rack. ENJOY.

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

Can you Freeze Peanut Butter Blossoms

Yes! 

You can freeze these cookies before OR after baking.

Before baking. To freeze cookie dough, roll and shape cookies and freeze in a single layer in a freezer safe bag. Do NOT roll in granulated sugar before baking.

Freeze raw cookie dough for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator, roll in granulated sugar, then bake according to recipe directions.

After baking. To freeze leftover cookies, slide cooled cookies into a ziploc freezer safe bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Thaw at room temperature and enjoy.

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

 

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Yield: 24 cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They'll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 24 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Combine shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Fold in flour, baking soda, and kosher salt until blended.
  2. Shape the dough into balls using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop. Scoop the dough, roll in hands to a ball, then roll in 1/3 cup granulated sugar.
  3. Bake cookies in a 375 degree F oven for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cookies may appear slightly under cooked, that's OKAY.
  4. Unwrap Hershey kisses and immediately press into cookie when taken out of the oven. Allow to cool on wire rack. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 147mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Soft and chewy, this Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is THE BEST. They’ll disappear quickly, so be sure to snag one for yourself!

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  4. Beth

    Hands down my favorite cookie to have around for the holidays! Love that these are chewy and soft!

  5. Nothing better than peanut butter in a cookie! Adding this to my baking line up for the holidays!

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