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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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These Peanut Butter Blossoms were one of my favorite cookies growing up. I mean, who wouldn’t want a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss stuck in the middle?! Plus, peanut butter and chocolate together are pretty much the best thing ever!

The recipe comes from my little sister’s friend, Lauren. They played soccer together for years and years and it was always so much fun to go to their games. Lauren would sometimes drop off a plate of cookies and it was always peanut butter blossoms. I finally got the recipe from her and have never switched recipes. They are delicious!!!

I’ve decided I like them best rolled in sugar right before baking. It just adds the perfect little touch of sweetness that I love! These cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside. That’s just how a cookie should be in my book!

The Hershey’s Kisses are placed on the cookies right when they come out of the oven so they get a little melty on the bottom and you get that signature cracking in the cookie. Skip the dozen red roses and give me a dozen Peanut Butter Blossoms please!

A photo of a peanut butter blossom cookie sitting on white parchement taken from directly above the cookie.

Creamy or Crunchy?

Are you a creamy or a crunchy peanut butter fan? It depends on what the peanut butter is being used for for me. It also depends on the day. A nice piece of bread toasted sure is good with some crunchy peanut butter on it! It is dang good with creamy on it too though. See, it depends on the day or the minute! For this recipe we like to use creamy, but crunchy would be excellent too if you like some chunks of peanut in your cookie. Yum!

A photo of several peanut butter blossom cookies with one in the forefront and a several Hershey's Kisses sitting next to them.

Why Softened Butter?

Almost all baking recipes call for softened butter just like this one does. Why is that? When butter is at room temperature, the sugar aerates the butter better when the two are creamed together. This allows for air to be whipped into the base of your cookies. The baking soda and/powder expand these air pockets creating a light and fluffy finished product.

A close up photo of one peanut butter blossom cookie with a couple blurred in the background.

Measuring Flour

Do you ever watch the baking competition shows on TV? We love the Great British Baking Show! That Paul Hollywood is so handsome! Focus, Carrian, focus! So the bakers always use scales to measure their ingredients. I realize it is a competition so they want everything perfect, but is that level of precision really necessary?

The short answer is that baking is all about science, so having precise measurements makes a huge difference. Head over to our post about how to measure flour, and you will be blown away by the difference the method used to measure flour makes! You don’t have to have a food scale…unless you are trying to impress Paul Hollywood of course!

A photo of several peanut butter blossom cookies with one in the forefront and a several Hershey's Kisses sitting next to them.

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookie Dough?

You can freeze cookie dough for about 3 months. Roll the dough into balls and arrange on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Freeze for a couple of hours and then transfer to heavy duty freezer bag.

You can also freeze these cookies after they have been baked. Let them cool completely to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container. They will last in your freezer for up to 3 months. Just sit them on the counter and allow them to come to room temperature before eating.

Are Hershey Kisses Gluten Free?

Some Hershey candy is not gluten free.

But, Hershey Kisses are considered to be gluten free.

Is Peanut Butter a Good Source Of Protein?

Peanut butter is a pretty good source of protein.

Two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 8 grams of protein.


Looking for a few different cookie recipes other than our Peanut Butter Blossoms? Here are just a few to get you started: Chocolate Sin Cookies, Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies, Strawberries and Cream Pudding Cookies, S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Drop Cookies, Cinnamon Roll Cookies, Nutella and Dulce de Leche Stuffed Cookies, Fudge Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies, or our Shortbread M&M Cookies.


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A photo of several peanut butter blossom cookies with one in the forefront and a hershey kiss sitting next to it.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

4.25 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 24
These Peanut Butter Blossoms were one of my favorite cookies growing up. I mean, who wouldn't want a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's Kiss stuck in the middle?! Plus, peanut butter and chocolate together are pretty much the best thing ever!


  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour make sure you measure in this way
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Pkg Candy Hershey Kisses
  • Sugar for rolling the dough in


  • Heat oven to 375
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix on low until combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients and slowly add to the large mixing bowl.
  • Continue to mix until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl pour in sugar.
  • Roll the dough into balls and roll in sugar.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and quickly place a chocolate kiss on each cookie.


These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A Peanut Butter Blossom with a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle

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  • Hi there. I was wondering if the peanut butter in these blossoms can be left out, or do they need to be replaced with another ingredient? Thank you!

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    • Hi Merrit! The peanut butter is a critical for these cookies, and we haven’t found an alternate nut butter that works quite the same.

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  • Recipe looks really good, would love to try it. One thing, the Nutrition Facts are a bit unclear, it says at the title of the recipe it makes one serving, but then it says on the Nutrition Facts that a serving is 1g and 208 calories. What exactly is a serving for this? About one cookie? How do you translate a gram to cookies without a kitchen scale?

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    • Hey Momo! Great question and I’m so sorry about the confusion! The serving size is 1 cookie and it makes about 24 cookies. So yes, about 208 calories per cookie.

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  • Roughly how many cookies are in a “batch”? Thank you

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    • Hi Susy! It makes about 2 dozen. Enjoy!

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  • Nothing says Christmas to me like these blossom cookies, we always had them around the holidays. I made these using your recipe this year and they came out perfect! Thanks.

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    • Hurray! Love to hear that Rose! Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a comment!

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  • Is the brown sugar packed?

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    • Yes!

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  • Calorie count was 3315. Is that a typo or are they really that fattening?

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    • Hi Pat! That is for the whole recipe, so for one cookie it is about 138 calories. I apologize for the confusion!

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  • Those look delicious!
    Isn't 'A Passion for Desserts' just the best? I've probably used it more than any other cookbook I own.

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  • Yum! These were one of my favorites when I was a kid!

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