Peanut butter blossoms are a yummy, chewy peanut butter cookie topped with a sweet chocolate kiss. It’s no wonder why their so popular this time of year.
This recipe is just as easy as it is addicting. It makes about 40 cookies and since they are a little bigger than bite size, you can easily consume 10 of them without even thinking about it. These cookies are perfect if your expecting company or going to a Christmas party.
If your a peanut butter lover you’ll love this recipe. This made-from-scratch cookie is sweet, chewy and full of peanut butter flavor. Annnd it’s topped with a milk chocolate kiss! Everyone knows that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven and these cookies hold true to that standard.
Here’s a couple of things to consider when making these cookies:
Cookie size: I used a tablespoon to measure out the amount of cookie dough to roll into each cookie dough ball. Not a tablespoon as in what you would eat with, but the actual tablespoon that you use for measuring when making recipes. It doesn’t seem like a lot of cookie when you rolling the little balls but this amount puffs up nicely, and surrounds the chocolate kiss perfectly when you insert it into the cookie’s center.
Before baking: Peanut butter cookies taste amazing when rolled in sugar before baking. The sugar provides a sweet texture and compliments the peanut butter flavor well. Once you have your cookie dough prepared, measure out about 1/4 cup of sugar and place it on a small plate to use for rolling the dough in. I like to scoop out a tablespoon of cookie dough, roll it between my palms so it gets a really nice round, smooth shape and then roll it around in the sugar until it is completely covered. Once I have a plate full of cookie dough balls covered in sugar, I chill them in the fridge for about an hour. I have found this to be the easiest way to prepare them for baking.
After baking: These cookies bake quick! I highly recommend letting them bake for only 8-9 minutes. Do not bake them longer than 10 minutes. Once you pull them from the oven, quickly place each milk chocolate candy into the center of the cookie. Insert it just enough that the sides crack and puff up around the cookie. Quickly remove them from the baking sheet and onto a cooling rack. They require about 5 minutes for cooling and then are ready to serve.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar (plus a 1/4 cup for rolling cookies)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 1 large egg (room temperature)
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 bag of milk chocolate kisses
- In a large bowl combine shortening, peanut butter,and all three sugars (regular, light brown and dark brown) and cream together using a hand mixer. Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla and continue mixing until completely combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda and salt into the wet ingredients.
- On a small plate measure out a small amount of regular sugar (about a 1/4 of a cup) to use for rolling the cookie dough balls in. Using a tablespoon, scoop out cookie dough and roll it in between your palms to make a smooth round shape. Roll each cookie dough ball around in the sugar until completely covered. Repeat until all cookie dough balls are formed and covered in sugar. Place cookie dough balls onto a plate and let them chill in the fridge for about an hour.
- Preheat your oven when cookie dough is chilling
- Place cookie dough balls onto a light greased baking sheet and bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Once you pull them out of the oven quickly place a milk chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. The sides with puff up and crack slight. Quickly and gently remove cookies from the baking sheet onto a cooling rack. Allow 5 minutes for cooling before serving.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
- Prep time above is 1 hour and 30 minutes, this includes chilling time. Allow about 30 minutes for making the dough, scooping, and rolling in sugar and the other hour for chilling.