The BEST Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter (not margarine)
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 48 Hershey's Kisses
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine both sugars, butter, peanut butter, milk, vanilla, and egg. Using hand beaters, mix wet ingredients til they're creamy. Add ingredients of the wet bowl into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until they're thoroughly mixed.
- Spoon small rounded spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet (no need to flatten the cookie dough balls). Bake at 375°F for 9-11 minutes, or until slightly browned. Immediately after you take the cookies out of the oven, place an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss in the middle of each cookies and gently press down.
- Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack (but be sure to sneak one or two when they're still warm because nothing beats the taste of a peanut butter cookie with a melted chocolate kiss on top!
TIP #1: my husband swears that the creaming of the wet ingredients is critical for this cookie recipe. So don’t skimp out on the creaming step.
TIP #2: This dough can be refrigerated for a few days before baking. When you’re ready to make the cookies, just take the dough out of the fridge, let it sit for a few minutes, and then bake as usual.
TIP #3: Use a cookie/melon scoop (affiliate link) make it even easier to form the right sized cookie dough balls.
And now…Enjoy one of our family’s favorite cookie recipes ever! I swear they turn out perfect every time he makes them!
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Definitely! I personally love using a big wooden spoon or just kneeding the dough with my hands once it gets too thick. I think it would be too heavy for a regular whisk.
I don’t have a hand beater could I just a regular whisk or my hands? Thank you!
These are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie, but I’ve had some problems with them in the last few years. I decided to try again with your recipe. They came out great. Thank you for posting your husband’s recipe. I’ll be printing this out so I remember for next year.
I just made them…..they turned out great! This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!
I use to love these as a little girl. I will have to make some to remind me of childhood memories.
Pamela Gurganus says
This is the exact same recipe my family has been using for years! Only in my family, we have to double the recipe! LOL We also scoop out the dough, form it into a ball and roll it in granulated sugar before baking. This is one of my very favorite cookies…and we only make them during the holidays@
Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love thes cookies, but have never actually made them. So my daughter and I are going to try this one. Hopefully we’ll actually have some left to put in the oven!!
Leigh Borders says
This is a great recipe. I make these every Christmas.
These have always been a favorite.
This is my favorite childhood cookie! I love how melted the Kiss gets. I’m definitely going to try these.
These cookies look so pretty and yummy!
shelly peterson says
Yum! I have had these cookies before but have never made them. There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate. I will have to try making these.
Julie Wood says
I have never made these cookies before, and they look so delicious and fun to make with my daughter. We will have to make these soon. Thanks for sharing another awesome recipe!
Oh, thank you! I had too much fun taking pictures of the dozens and dozens of cookies my husband made. It was kind of mesmerizing to line them all up! :)
Oh yum, I could totally go for a plate of these right now! Love this post, especially your food-tography :) Have a great day! xo
The spreading could have to do with ovens or altitude or several other factors. Cookies can be strange! My husband’s are consistent every time he makes them. Glad they tasted great! :)
These are very tasty cookies! Mine spread out more than yours, though I followed the recipe to a tee (I even weighed the flour). Next time I may back off on the milk a bit. Thank you for providing a link to the cookie scoop you used; it kept me from using the wrong size scoop.
This is the best recipe. Who would not love peanut butter and chocolate together, right?
These are one of my favorite kinds of cookie! I will definitely try your recipe :) Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like it’s time to find a new recipe, then! ;)
Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama says
Wow, these DO look fame-worthy. I love this classic cookie but have never been thrilled with my recipe for them. Will try this ASAP. It just might change our lives. ;) If it does, I’ll REALLY be glad I found you @ Wonderful Wednesdays!