Peanut Butter Blossoms

Hi! It’s still cookie week and I am excited to share another cookie recipe with you today!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Just a little recap, in case you didn’t see Monday’s post about Cookie Week. Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats and that includes us! There is every type of cookie you can think of available this week. And now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps!  Also, make sure you enter the giveaway with 4 fabulous prizes from KitchenAidKing Arthur FlourOXOSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with all your cookie making needs! Here’s the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Today’s recipe is one of my favorite type’s of cookies ever. Peanut Butter Blossoms. They are fairly easy cookies with a simple peanut butter cookie base with a chocolate candy kiss pressed into the middle when they are done baking. Easy peasy, right?

Peanut Butter Blossoms

And who doesn’t love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter?

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Like I said, these cookies are one of my favorites. They are easy to make and delicious. And they make a great addition to your holiday baking, whether its just for you to eat yourself or to share with your neighbors.

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar for rolling the cookies in
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar and mix together till combined.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the egg and mix in completely.
  5. Add salt, baking powder and flour and stir until just combined.
  6. Roll cookies into inch sized balls. Roll each ball into the extra sugar.
  7. Place cookies about 1½ inches away from each other on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  8. Bake cookies for about 8 minutes until they look done and nice and golden.
  9. Remove cookies from oven and push 1 chocolate kiss into the top of each cookie (it will cause the cookies to crack some).
  10. Move cookies to cooling rack and allow to cool.

Enjoy these peanut butter and chocolate cookies, and share some with your neighbors!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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  1. My cookies fell apart. The receipt I had called for 10-12 minutes in an oven preheated at 350 degrees. It also called for 1 3/4 cup of flour. Was that the reason they fell apart?

    1. Hi Trish, so sorry your cookies fell apart. Did you use my recipe or another recipe you had. If you used the 1 and 3/4 cup sugar and baked for 10+ minutes my guess is that your cookies were over baked and with more flour they would be drier as well, so both of those could be why they fell apart

  2. Awesome recipe! The cookies turned out perfect! I baked mine for 9 minutes. I also waited two minutes for them to cool, before putting on the kisses. So nice that this recipe doesn’t have shortening like my cook book recipes. Thank you for sharing!

  3. just gone done making these and I was nervous because my dough was a bit crumbly and, especially after reading other comments, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I doubled the recipe so I made quite a few batches and picked up a tip or two along the way:
    –make sure you combine your ingredients well
    –add the kisses immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, I did that before even putting in my next batch. have your kisses unwrapped and ready to go before the timer goes off
    –8 minutes is really all these need…they don’t change in color much so don’t be tempted to leave them in longer, they don’t need it
    –let them sit for a minute or two before removing them from the pan and then handle them carefully, these are sensitive little cookies that need some TLC until they are completely cooled!

    all in all, these were a bit more difficult than I remembered them being but mine turned out fine.

    1. Lauren, thanks for your tips. I guess I should have been more clear in my instructions, cause I did add the kisses right away and cooked them exactly 8 (no longer). I am very glad you got them to work for you!

  4. We made these today and like Angela the cookies did not spread out and fell apart once kisses we’re placed on them which was a big disappointment as we have used other recipes for these cookies and have made them many, many times! The only thing that seems odd is that in almost all the recipes we find online they use baking soda or combination of baking soda and baking powder. We did not find another recipe that only uses baking powder.

    1. Traci, I’ll have to double check the recipe and make sure I didn’t type it wrong and mean baking soda. However that wouldn’t have made any difference with the cookies crumbling. The cookies shouldn’t spread out very much at all, as they are supposed to be nice and puffy.

      Was your dough very dry? I wonder if your flour is denser than mine? Also its possible you baked your cookies just slightly longer and that would cause them to dry out more as well. Sorry I can’t present you with an immediate solution as I haven’t had any problems with these cookies!

  5. I made these and thought it’d be simple but wasnt.i did step by step directly on the steps and it sucked.the cookies never worked out! I tried putting the kisses on them and they all broke and dell apart.made them for thanksgiving and it went so wrong.gonna try another one cuz they said it breaks a lil but it did nothing but that

    1. Angela, I’m sorry the cookies didn’t work out for you. Was your dough already very crumbly before it was baked? You have to press the kisses very carefully into the top of the cookie, and you don’t press them all the way in, and you need to do it while the cookies are still warm which should help prevent crumbling some too. Good luck with your next attempt!

  6. These are adorable. And they look relatively easy to make… beautiful…simply beautiful!!

  7. Such a classic cookie that doesn’t go wrong.

  8. Beautiful pictures. Now I want cookies.

  9. I used to steal all the peanut butter blossoms that my mom would bring home for the cookie exchange! Love them!

  10. theninjabaker · · Reply

    Your PB Blossoms look perfect! Looks like the cookie crumb is oh, so soft and the chocolate kiss is melted just right. Yum!

  11. Oh, yum!!! We love peanut blossoms…and I suddenly have a huge craving!!!

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