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Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

By Rachel
December 13, 2022

These easy peanut butter blossom cookies are rich, chewy, and a must around the holidays! Rich peanut butter cookie dough, rolled in sugar, baked until golden brown topped with a kiss. These make the perfect addition to cookie boxes or treat bags. This cookie dough can be made and kept in the freezer for fresh cookies on hand anytime!

Highlights of these peanut butter blossoms:

  • Chewy cookies
  • Studded with Hershey’s chocolate kisses
  • Loaded with creamy peanut butter
  • Classic favorite holiday cookies
  • Thick cookies
  • Slightly crisp edges
  • Rolled in sugar for an extra crunch

Looking for more holiday baking inspiration, check out these ideas…

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Simply make the cookie dough according to the recipe, scoop even sized amounts of dough onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer until hard. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag labeled with the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions. Keep in your freezer stash for 6-8 months. Remove desired amount when needed, bake, and enjoy! You may even want to make a double batch!

First Steps:

  • Cream butter and peanut butter
  • Add in sugar, cream again
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla
  • Add in dry ingredients

Grocery List & Substitutions:

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Creamy peanut butter, or substitute crunchy peanut butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large whole eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Hershey’s kisses, any flavor will work

Pro tips for perfect cookies:

  • Don’t over mix dough
  • Chill so the fat sets up
  • Use a portion scoop for even size cookies
  • Take out of the oven before you think, you want the cookies to stay soft
  • Top with kisses right out of the oven

Tools I used for this easy cookies recipe:

  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to sheet pans, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • KitchenAid 6 Qt. Stand Mixer – I always recommend a stand mixer as it saves time and helps to keep baked goods consistent.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of the mixing bowl.
  • Cookie Scoop – my go to for getting even sized cookies that bake perfectly each time!

Second Steps:

  • Evenly scoop dough using a portion scoop
  • Roll into even balls
  • Roll in sugar
  • Bake and top with a chocolate kiss

If you like these easy peanut butter blossom cookies, you’ll love these other easy recipes…

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Instructions for the easy peanut butter cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the peanut butter and mix for another 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Chill the dough for 25-30 minutes, or overnight if needed. If chilling overnight, allow the dough to come to room temperature before scooping. Using a 1 oz. portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop out even amounts of dough. Roll in sugar. Arrange 2-3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown, the cookies will still be very soft. Press a Hershey’s kiss into the middle of each cookie. Allow to cool 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Classic peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's kiss
Servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar + 2 tbsp for rolling
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 24 Hershey's kisses

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the peanut butter and mix for another 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Chill the dough for 25-30 minutes, or overnight if needed. If chilling overnight, allow the dough to come to room temperature before scooping. Using a 1 oz. portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop out even amounts of dough. Roll in sugar. Arrange 2-3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown, the cookies will still be very soft. Press a Hershey's kiss into the middle of each cookie. Allow to cool 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 138IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 278kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas cookies, Cookies, Holiday Baking, Peanut Butter

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