Free Bonus: 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners

Peanut Butter Blossoms

3 Reviews
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.

Cookie RECIPES

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.

REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO our FREE Oh Sweet Basil NEWSLETTER AND RECEIVE EASY RECIPES DELIVERED INTO YOUR INBOX EVERY DAY!

When you try a recipe, please use the hashtag #ohsweetbasil on INSTAGRAM for a chance to be featured in our stories!  FOLLOW OH, SWEET BASIL ON FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | TWITTER FOR ALL OF OUR LATEST CONTENT, RECIPES AND STORIES.

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

Peanut Butter Blossoms

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 1 batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 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 Hershey Kisses
  • Sugar for rolling the dough in

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 184mg8%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Free Email Series 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners

About the authors

Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

8 comments

  • 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.

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

      • Reply
  • Is the brown sugar packed?

    • Reply
    • Yes!

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

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

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

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

    • Reply

Free Email Series 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners