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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms -- Incredibly soft peanut butter cookies topped off with a milk chocolate kiss! This recipe can be doubled.
Be sure to check out the recipe VIDEO at the bottom of the post!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookie, peanut butter blossom, peanut butter cookie, peanut butter kiss cookie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 328kcal
Author Sam Merritt

Ingredients

  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened to room temperature (141g)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar tightly packed (135g)
  • ¼ cup sugar (50g)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (140g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (188g)
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
  • 24 Milk Chocolate Kisses unwrapped

Instructions

  • Combine butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer (or you may use a large bowl and an electric mixer) and beat until well combined (about 1 minute).
  • Add peanut butter, and stir well.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir until well-combined.  
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture into the peanut butter batter, pausing occasionally to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl so that all ingredients are well-combined.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes to one hour*  
  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pour remaining 1/2 cup of sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Once dough has chilled, remove from refrigerator and roll into 2-teaspoon-sized balls. Roll completely in sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet at least 2" apart.  
  • Bake on 375F (190C) for 8 minutes.
  • Within a minute or so of removing cookies from oven, gently but firmly press a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie.  Allow to cool completely on cookie sheet.

Video

Notes

*Start with 30 minutes, if the dough is too sticky or cookies come out too flat, return for another half an hour. This dough may be chilled overnight if needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 328kcal