Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossoms taste like peanut butter and brown sugar, topped with chocolate kisses. PERFECT for a holiday party, and ready in under 15 minutes!

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Peanut Butter BlossomsPEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

Peanut Butter Blossoms are sweet peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss candy in the center of each cookie. They’re one of my go-to recipes to bring to a party, because they look so decorative but actually take almost no time to make.

These taste a lot like my flourless peanut butter cookies, but the texture is a little lighter because we’re using all purpose flour and leavening here.

You can roll these in brown sugar or granulated sugar to add a little something extra to the cookies before baking. I’ve also done this with colored sprinkles on the holidays, or different flavored candies in the middle.

Blossoms are easy to make to fit whatever event you’re attending, which is why I love them so much!

HOW TO STORE PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

These can be stored on the counter for about a week in an airtight container. This is a general rule for most cookie recipes. If you have layers add a piece of parchment paper between the cookies to keep them from sticking together.

I also add a piece of bread in the container with these cookies because I like these to stay extra moist and the bread helps to keep the cookies extra chewy.

CAN YOU FREEZE PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOM COOKIES?

These cookies can be frozen but make sure to let them cool completely, and layer them in an airtight container. If you freeze them warm, the kisses may fall off when you defrost them. If this happens, just use either peanut butter or melted chocolate to stick the kiss back on.

CAN YOU USE SHORTENING INSTEAD OF BUTTER?

For these peanut butter blossom cookies, you can substitute shortening in place of the butter. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor and texture slightly, too. The cookies might not drop quite as much or taste as buttery.

WHY ARE MY PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS CRUMBLY?

Peanut butter blossoms might turn out crumbly for a few reasons.

  • Watch your time closely so they don’t over bake, which can dry your cookie out. If your cookies have started to brown around the edges, you’ve gone too far.
  • Make sure your oven is cooking at the correct temperature with an oven-safe thermometer. If the heat is too high, the cookies might end up dry and crumbly on the outside, and undercooked on the inside.
  • Regular peanut butter works better than natural peanut butter for this recipe. Natural peanut butter may make your dough too dense.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies on cookie sheet

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WHY ARE MY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES FLAT?

If your peanut butter cookies tend to flatten too much, it could be because the dough is too warm. When this happens, the fat in the dough spreads too thin once it hits the heat in the oven.

Try rolling your dough into balls, then refrigerating your cookie sheet for 30 minutes before baking.

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WHAT CAN YOU USE INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE KISSES?

  • Peanut butter cups
  • Truffles
  • Marshmallows
  • Jam
  • Caramels

TIPS FOR MAKING PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

  • Make sure you wait until these are out of the oven to press the chocolate kiss in the middle, otherwise the chocolate will melt and it won’t look as decorative.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls, so they’ll all be the same size.
  • If you don’t have extra brown sugar, you can roll the balls in granulated sugar instead.
  • The harder you press the cookies in, the more they’ll crack, so be gentle at this step.
  • Dust your hands lightly with all purpose flour to keep the dough from sticking when you roll them.
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for easier cleanup.
  • If you’re using gluten free flour, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to help with the flavor.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Yield: 25 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina

Peanut Butter Blossoms taste like peanut butter and brown sugar, topped with chocolate kisses. PERFECT for a holiday party, and ready in under 15 minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the stand mixer add the sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg on medium speed until well mixed, then add the flour and baking powder until just combined.
  3. Roll into one inch balls then bake for 8-10 minutes.

  4. When they come out of the oven press a chocolate kiss into the center of the cookie immediately.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 25 servings, Amount per serving: 157 calories, Calories: 157g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 57mg, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 2.5g, Calcium: 2.6g, Iron: 3.2g

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