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A plate with peanut butter blossoms stacked onto it.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

These peanut butter blossoms are chewy sugar coated peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate kiss. A classic cookie that's perfect for the holidays, family gatherings or an after school snack.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut blossoms, peanut butter blossoms, Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 123kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided use
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 36 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped


  • Place the butter, peanut butter, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar and the brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Beat on low speed until just combined.
  • Cover the bowl of dough and place it in the freezer for 20 minutes to chill. 
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball into the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
  • Place each ball 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared pans. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Chill the pans of cookie dough in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes before baking.
  • Bake the pans, one at a time, for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges.
  • Remove the pans from the oven. Quickly and firmly press a kiss into the center of each cookie.
  • Let the cookies cool completely, then serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



Adapted from the New York Times.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg