Peanut Butter Blossoms

Calling all chocolate peanut butter lovers! This classic Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is one you’ll need in your recipe box. These cookies stay soft and freeze well.

What are your favorite cookies to display during the holidays? We often have Mexican wedding cookies, fruit cake cookies, molasses cookies and candy cane truffles. But even with all of those unique cookies, old fashioned peanut butter blossoms are a must!

A close up of a chocolate kiss cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

We have a basic peanut butter cookie dough that we LOVE. Maddie will mix up a batch of those soft peanut butter cookies and they are gone so quickly. We chose to use that much-loved peanut butter cookie recipe for the base of these traditional peanut butter blossoms recipe. They’re an easy cookie to make for the holidays!

Hershey Kiss Cookies

One thing I love about Hershey Kiss Cookies are how versatile they are. There are so many different varieties of kisses for every season. Get Hershey Hugs and have a pretty striped look. Choose caramel kisses….wouldn’t that be delicious with the peanut butter cookie base? You cookie plate will look amazing with all of the different kiss variations.

plate of peanut butter blossom cookies

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Cream the butter, peanut butter and the sugar together.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs, beating the cookie dough between each addition.
  • Mix the dry ingredients separately, then add the dry ingredients into the wet.
  • Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in sugar.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. Do you really need to refrigerate the dough? Yes. If you like your cookies to be soft and fluffy you should definitely refrigerate the dough.
  • Bake the cookies, then immediately after baking, press a Hershey Kiss into the center.
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing the cookies in an airtight container.
hand holding hershey kiss cookies

How long will peanut butter blossom cookies stay fresh?

Peanut Butter Blossom cookies will stay fresh for several days at room temperature if they are sealed well. If you want to keep them for longer, store them in the freezer to keep them at tip-top freshness.

Can I freeze peanut butter blossom cookies?

Yes! These chocolate peanut butter cookies freeze well. Wrap the cookies in two zippered plastic bags (double bagged) or in an airtight container with a snap lid.

Allow the cookies to defrost in the container you froze them in. Don’t open the cookies until they are completely at room temperature. This will help the cookies not to dry out.

Other Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

TOOLS TO MAKE COOKIES

  • Silpat: For all of your non-stick, cookie-making needs. You can use parchment paper or these non-stick mats. This is in the top 3 must-have kitchen tools. I don’t know what I’d do without them!
  • Baking Sheet: I like to use flat baking sheets for easy removing baked goods easily.
  • Cookie Plate Set: Display your homemade cookies in style. Everyone thinks this cookie plate is so cute!
hershey kiss cookies in a bowl
hershey kiss cookies in a bowl

Peanut Butter Blossoms

5 from 10 votes
Calling all chocolate peanut butter lovers! This classic Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe is one you’ll need in your recipe box. These cookies stay soft and freeze well.
Servings 48
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
  • 48 Hershey Kiss candies (unwrapped)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1" balls and then roll them in sugar.Place onto a non-stick baking mat.
  • Refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. If you like cookies to be soft, be sure not to overbake them. They shouldn’t be browned at all.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press the kisses into the center of the cookie. 
  • Allow the cookies to cool for about 3 minutes on the pan, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 48 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 172
Keyword chocolate peanut butter cookies, christmas cookies, hershey kiss cookies

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Julie
2 years ago

Unsalted or salted butter?

Laura
2 years ago

To much flour all you can taste is flour 🙁 but they are very pretty just wish they tasted as good as they look

Brittany
2 years ago

5 stars
Not sure how but I somehow got 8 dozen cookies out of this recipe 😜

Kristi
2 years ago

Too floury tasting. We could hardly taste the peanut butter! Also the timing is a little tricky as I bake on stoneware and it was hard to tell until it was too late that 8 min was not long enough.

val
2 years ago

5 stars
We thought they were delicious! The flavor was very good, and we loved the texture.

Lauren
2 years ago

5 stars
Well these are INCREDIBLE, thank you so much for sharing. I did cook mine for 10 minutes but all ovens are different. Seriously yumm!

Heather
2 years ago

When do you roll them in the sugar?

Connie V.
2 years ago

5 stars
The best peanut blossom recipe I’ve ever tried that actually turned out!! They are so pretty and quite tasty too!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

Anna
2 years ago

5 stars
Delicious, easy recipe!

Christianne Boudreau
1 year ago

5 stars
Just the right amount of chewy. They melt in your mouth while the peanut butter is not overpowering and has a perfect balance with the mini kiss. Saving this for my regular Christmas baking. In the freezer they go for those care packages I’m putting together.

Last edited 1 year ago by Christianne Boudreau
valerie
1 year ago

5 stars
Follow this exactly and they will come out perfectly. Wish i could attach a picture of how beautiful they came! First time ever making these and will use this recipe exclusively going fwd. Thanks!!

Deanna
1 year ago

Does eliminating the sugar rolling negatively impact the cookie?

Keely
1 year ago

5 stars
So good! I will definitely be making these again! Stayed soft a chewy even days later. Halved the recipe and it made 28, mine baked for 9 minutes.

Rosemonde Pacyna
6 months ago

5 stars
Made this recipes so easy and good and I like the fact that it makes lots so it’s good to fill Christmas cookie boxes for gifts.

Last edited 6 months ago by Rosemonde Pacyna
Michelle R Green
6 months ago

5 stars
These cookies are amazing. Definitely a keeper!