Updated: Mar 19
Nostalgia alert! These were one of my childhood favorite cookies? Any bake sale at my school and this one of the cookies. Chocolate and peanut butter belong together, and these cookies are so easy to make just a few steps. Peanut butter blossoms are soft, tender peanut butter cookies topped with milk chocolate Hershey’s kisses. Undeniably great centerpiece cookie for bake sales, Christmas cookies, weddings you name the event this is a must have cookie.
Don’t skip the last step of baking the cookies with the Hershey’s kisses for a few minutes. Most peanut butter blossom recipes don’t call for this but, I found that baking the kiss-topped cookies for a few minutes stabilizes the chocolate so that it keeps its perfect shape and smooth finish.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened salted butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
36 milk chocolate candy pieces, unwrapped if needed
color sugar for rolling
How to make
STEP 1 Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
STEP 2 Heat oven to 375°F.
STEP 3 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
STEP 4 Bake 10 minutes; bake 7 minutes take out of the oven. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy piece in center of each cookie and bake for 3 more minutes. Remove to cooling racks.