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Peanut Butter Blossoms Classic Recipe

Get a classic, easy recipe for peanut butter blossoms! These soft, chewy cookies topped with a chocolate kiss are a holiday favorite you can enjoy all year.

peanut butter blossoms

Welcome to the cookie exchange Olympics, where the gold medalist isn’t a gingerbread man or a sugar cookie, but the undefeated champion of holiday treats: peanut butter blossoms.

These aren’t just any cookies; they’re the kind of treats that could broker world peace or at least settle the age-old debate of what to leave out for Santa. Or gift to neighbors. Or bring to bake sales.

Peanut butter blossom cookies are like the Hollywood A-listers of the cookie world – classic, sophisticated, and loved by all.

They combine the rich, creamy goodness of peanut butter with the sweet charm of a Hershey’s Kiss, resulting in a Christmas dessert so perfect it might just bring a tear to your eye.

hershey kiss cookies

Now, I know what you might be thinking. ‘Peanut butter and chocolate? Groundbreaking.’ But hear me out.

This is a legendary pairing, a combination so timeless that even your grandmother’s grandmother probably knew about it. And I’m giving you the recipe!

We’re talking about a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie, crowned with a chocolate kiss that melts just enough to make you squeal.

No need for fancy baking equipment or obscure ingredients here. All you need is the basics and you can turn out some amazing Christmas cookies.

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the peanut butter blossom recipe.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, and eggs to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

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Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these peanut butter blossoms.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (+ 1/2 cup for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 30 Hershey Kisses


If you’ve never used a cookie scoop before, I highly recommend it! They ensure you get consistent sized cookies, and that you get the quantity out of a recipe that you are expecting.

peanut butter blossom cookies

Once the cookies have cooled completely store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

If I were to freeze the cookies, I’d freeze the dough. Roll into balls then place into a resealable freezer bag and take them out as needed.

peanut butter kiss cookies

The printable recipe for these cookies is below:

Yield: 30 cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut butter blossoms

An easy, classic recipe for Hershey Kiss cookies, also known as peanut blossom cookies. They are perfect for Christmas!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (+ 1/2 cup for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 30 Hershey Kisses


  1. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a medium mixing bowl, with a whisk.flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt being mixed in a bowl
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the softened butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Mix with the paddle attachment until creamy.Peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter in a bowl
  3. Add the egg and mix again until combined.Egg added to the peanut butter batter
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.Mixing wet and dry ingredients
  5. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven the 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Spreading-parchment-on-a-cookie-sheet
  7. Take 1 heaping Tablespoon of the refrigerated dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with enough dough to fill the cookie sheet.Peanut butter dough balls being placed on a cookie sheet
  8. Add the 1/2 cup sugar to a small bowl. Roll balls in the sugar and lay back on the baking sheet.Peanut butter dough balls being rolled in sugar
  9. Bake in the oven for 8-9 minutes. While the cookies are baking, unwrap the Hershey Kisses.peanut butter dough balls ready to go into the oven
  10. Remove from the oven and gently push a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie. Bake for another 2 minutes.Kisses pressed into the tops of the cookies
  11. Remove cookies from the oven. After the cookies have cooled for 5-10 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

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