Peanut Butter Blossoms – Soft sugar coated peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate Hershey’s kiss. An amazing classic cookie recipe that is perfect for any occasion!
If you’re looking for a classic cookie recipe, these peanut butter blossoms are perfect for you! They’ve been around for as long as I can remember and are so delicious. They are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes, but are great for any time of the year too!
Peanut butter blossoms (also known as peanut butter kiss cookies or Hershey kiss cookies) are such a classic and delicious cookie that have been around forever! The sugar coated peanut butter dough paired with the chocolate Hershey’s kiss is the absolute best combo. Plus the kiss cookies taste amazing with a cold glass of milk. Yum!
One thing I love about this peanut butter blossoms recipe is that it’s an easy cookie recipe my kids can help with. They love to be my special helpers in the kitchen, which makes baking these blossom cookies that much more sweet. I love sharing moments like these with my kids…it’s one of my favorite parts about being a mom!
How do you make peanut butter blossoms?
Scroll down for the printable peanut butter blossom recipe.
- Preheat oven and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugars, then add peanut butter and blend until smooth. Add egg, milk and vanilla and stir.
- Then mix in the flour, baking soda and salt. If dough is too sticky, chill for 10-20 minutes.
- Shape dough into 1″ balls (I used a small cookie scoop) and then roll in sugar until fully coated. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake until very lightly browned on bottoms, about 7 to 9 minutes.
- Immediately after blossom cookies come out of oven, press Hershey’s kiss into the center.
TIP: The cookies should be warm when you press the chocolate kiss into the cookie (this helps the cookies to form correctly). If your blossom cookies have cooled, add the kisses to the tops of the cookies then place back in the oven for a minute or so. This will ensure that the kisses stay on top in the center of the cookies.
How long will these cookies stay fresh?
These Hershey kiss cookies will keep for about a week, if stored in an airtight container or bag at room temperature. Just make sure to let them cool completely before storing. The dough for the blossom cookies will keep in the fridge for about 2-3 days.
Can I freeze them?
Sure! Once the cookies have cooled, add to an airtight freezer container. I like to assemble my blossom cookies in layers, with a piece of parchment paper between each layer. The peanut butter blossoms will keep in the freezer for about 3 months.
Quick baking tips
- I recommend chilling the cookie dough. It makes it easier to form the peanut butter blossoms and is less messy!
- Make sure the cookies are warm when pressing the chocolate kisses into them!
- To make these Hershey kiss cookies more festive, try rolling in colored sugar.
- If you’re a big peanut butter lover, you can stick a mini Reese’s cup on top instead.
- There are lots of fun variations for these peanut butter blossoms. Check out some of my favorites below.
More cookie recipes you’ll love:
- Peanut butter M&M cookies
- 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies
- S’mores cookies
- Peanut butter and jelly cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter (or shortening)
- 1/2 cup sugar (more for rolling)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 36 Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter and blend until smooth. Add egg, milk and vanilla.
- Next add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix just until combined. Refrigerate 10-20 minutes if the dough is too sticky to handle.
- Roll dough into 1″ balls (I use a full small cookie scoop). Roll in sugar and then place onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes or until very lightly browned on the bottoms.
- Press Hershey's kiss into cookie immediately after the cookies comes out of the oven. If the cookies have cooled slightly, put the cookies back in the oven for 1 minute once the kisses are on top to ensure they stay on top of the cookie.
There are so many fun variations that you can make with these peanut butter blossom cookies. Below are a few of my favorites. You can’t go wrong with any of these…so so delicious!
For peanut butter lovers, instead of a kiss place a Reeses peanut butter cup on top. Transfer the cookies to the cookie rack before adding them, as they tend to melt quickly.
I made this fun variation of my peanut butter blossoms recipe for Valentine’s Day where I added a mini Reese’s heart. Such an easy modification and looks so cute!
What’s not to love about double frosted peanut butter blossoms?! This variation is more of a sugar cookie filled with peanut butter chips and then topped with peanut butter frosting, chocolate frosting and Hershey’s kisses. Rich, decadent and simply irresistible!
If you love peanut butter, you’re going to love these salted peanut butter blossoms Your Home Based Mom shared on I Heart Naptime a few years ago. Instead of a chocolate kiss, these blossom cookies are topped with a salted peanut roll. You can purchase peanut rolls in the candy section at your local grocery. Then just slice it in 1/2″ pieces. It adds some extra peanut taste along with a little bit of salt. Yum!
S’mores kiss cookies
These s’mores kiss cookies are so fun! Not only does the batter include graham cracker crumbs, but the cookies are also rolled in them as well. Then topped with a toasted marshmallow and chocolate Hershey kiss. These s’mores kiss cookies are even better than the traditional s’mores and no campfire is needed. Such a fun twist on peanut butter blossoms!