Peanut Butter Blossoms: a delicious recipe for easy holiday cookies

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 36 people
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Granulated sugar
1/2 cup
packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup
butter, softened
1/2 cup
Large egg
All-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups
Baking soda
3/4 tsp
Baking powder
1/2 tsp
extra sugar for garnish
hersheys kisses, unwrapped

Peanut butter blossom cookies are a favorite homemade treat to bake during the holidays. With a sweet, salty flavor and wonderfully tender, soft texture, peanut butter blossoms are an absolute delight.

Topped with a sweet, smooth Hershey's chocolate kiss, they're an easy cookie you can bake to satisfy your sweet tooth. Blossom cookies are always a popular cookie to make during the Christmas holiday season because they're so simple and quick to make.

If you're looking for a tasty, easy cookie recipe to make for the holidays or any time you're in the mood for a sweet, salty snack, this peanut butter blossom cookie recipe is perfect for you!

Peanut Butter Blossoms Ingredients

You only need a handful of pantry staples to make these amazing peanut butter blossoms.

Flour, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, butter, and peanut butter are essential for making the cookie dough.

Adding brown sugar to the recipe will help make your cookies lovely and moist.

Baking powder and baking soda help leaven the cookies.

You'll need Hershey's kisses to top cookies off.

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

To make the best homemade peanut butter blossom cookies, beat the sugars, egg, butter, and peanut butter in a large bowl until the mixture becomes smooth. Add in the dry ingredients, and mix until your cookie dough forms. Shape the dough into balls and roll them in sugar, then place them on a baking sheet.

Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes at 350F, then take them out of the oven and press a Hershey's kiss into each cookie. Put the cookies onto a rack to cool completely, then enjoy!


Tips for the Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

Make your cookies even more festive by using colorful sprinkles or colored coarse sugar instead of regular sugar for rolling the cookies.

Use a different flavor of Hershey's kiss. This recipe calls for milk chocolate, but you can use dark chocolate, white chocolate, mint, cherry, or any of your other favorite flavors.

Swap out the peanut butter for other types of nut butter like almond or cashew butter.

Make these delicious peanut butter blossoms gluten-free by using gluten-free flour.

To make sure your cookies don't wind up dry, don't overbake them. Keep an eye on them when they're in the oven. As soon as they start turning light golden brown at the edges, take them out.

How to Store Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Keep your cookies fresh by placing them in an airtight container and storing them at room temperature for up to 5 days.


Preheat your oven to 350F. Pour the extra sugar into a shallow dish and set it aside.

Using a handheld electric mixer, beat white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, and egg in a large bowl until smooth.

Sift in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir until a dough forms.

Make balls about 1-inch in size. Roll the dough balls in the sugar. Put the dough balls onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press the Hersheys kisses into the cookies. Place on a rack to cool completely.

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