July 2nd, 2008

peanut butter blossoms

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do you like peanut butter and chocolate? sure you do. who doesn’t? i can’t resist it. i used to trade all of my halloween and easter candy for reeses peanut butter cups. move aside, charleston chew. no room for you.

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are these just peanut butter cookies with hershey’s kisses stuck in them? sure they are, but the sum is greater than its parts. it’s almost a reese’s peanut butter cup, deconstructed…and inside out..sort of. well, chocolate and peanut butter are a delicious combination anyway. these cookies could not be easier to make, and they’re actually fun too. next time i could try actually putting a reese’s cup in the center of the cookie, but dare i?

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one note of caution – it can be tough to store these cookies since they’re not easily stackable. and if you try to put them on top of one another in some kind of container, the kisses can melt and get squished. you have two options: either refrigerate the cookies after they cool on the sheet for about half an hour before trying to store them, or eat them before you get a chance to store them. i usually opt for the latter.

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peanut butter blossoms
another recipe from my mom! makes about 3 dozen cookies.

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter (soft)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk
1 bag hershey’s kisses

1. mix together the flower and baking soda in a small bowl. set aside.

2. either leave the butter out to soften or microwave for 50 seconds. add peanut butter and mix until smooth. add both sugars to the butter mixture.

3. add the egg, vanilla, milk, and finally the flour mixture to the butter and mix until combined. my dough seemed just a tad dry so i added maybe half a tablespoon more milk.

4. roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar until coated. place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

5. as soon as you take the cookies out of the oven, gently press a hershey kiss into the center. allow them to cool (on the cookie sheet if you’d like).

43 Comments for peanut butter blossoms - why not leave some love?

  1. sarah says:

    Yes, you should definitely dare to try mini Reese’s cups next time. No one will be able to resist the cookie.

  2. fanny says:

    wow I quite can’t believe I never came across your blog before. these cookies look pretty delicious.

    xx fanny

  3. bobby says:

    Looks great, I eat these all the time – they are amazing!

  4. Kristen says:

    mmmmm – a classic favorite!

  5. Rosie says:

    These are one of my favourite cookies! I’ve always just put the kisses on before the cookies go in the oven 🙂

  6. Tarah says:

    Oh man. I haven’t had these in so long. Seeing these make me want to get up and go make them! 😀

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  9. Carmen says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I hadn’t had these since I was a kid, and made them today after seeing them on your site. 🙂

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  11. Cathy says:

    Just browsing saw the recipe will make them sound yummmmm.
    I am from Australia we call them biscuits

  12. Jen S. says:


    My solution to the ‘kiss melt’ problem is to flash freeze them, and then put them in a freezer bag. I really like your site! If you want an awesome almond sheet cake recipe, email me!

  13. Tasha says:

    Hi there,
    Thanks for publishing this recipe! I make these alot 🙂 Instead of using kisses, i use chocolate buttons and the stack fine in a container and still look awesome.

  14. Laura G. says:

    Hi, this recipe is better than the one on the kisses’ bag, because that one calls for shortening. I like the butter better.

  15. debi says:

    these are fab! i made them with dark chocolate kisses, mmmm… thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. Tae says:


    I do make this with the Reese pb cups all the time. However, if you’re going to use the RC, then get a mini tart pan. It works out beautifully and you have little Reese pb cups surrounded by a cup of cookie.

  17. A classic cookie! It screams holidays.

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  19. Ohh how pretty! I would love one! and maybe some cookies with Reese’s cups like what Sarah said, they’d taste really lovely.

  20. moose says:

    how many cookies does this make

  21. Owen Bell says:

    i love both peanut butter and cheeze as the filling of my morning sandwhich.”.*

  22. Isobel Shaw says:

    i am allergic to peanuts so i can only taste a bit of peanut butter even if i love it so much.”-.

  23. i love the taste of peanut butter but i have peanut allergy so i cant eat it”~”

  24. i have also an allergy on peanute butter but i can eat a little of it~`*

  25. peanute butter with strawberry jelly is my favorite sandwhich spread. it taste so yummy*:’

  26. peanut butters are very tasty, the only problem is that i have some very bad peanut allergy ‘*-

  27. Pamela beiring says:

    Hi. I don’t mean to be critical, but where is the salt in the recipe? It is just that I have researched numerous websites for comparisons sake. Great job on the website!

  28. Bandit says:

    I started looking backwards through foodgawker to kill my long nights at work, and found this recipe. My mom’s friend makes these all the time and they’re my favorite cookie. I made them Sunday, and used Hershey’s Hugs since I’m a white chocolate fan. Ho-lee shiiiiit, these things turned out AMAZING… and made 47 cookies! I took a heaped plate to each of our two neighbors, and took baggies of them to some people at work. Everyone loved them… I especially loved them, since I ate 5 the day I baked them (oops) and 3 the next day for breakfast (double oops). My fiance ate just as many. I bought a giant sack of Hugs today from BulkBarn to make more… to bring to work, of course… 🙂 Thanks for the simple, awesome recipe.

  29. Rachel says:

    Soooo yummy!!! I substitute the Hershey kisses with pieces of Symphony milk chocolate bar! Makes it waaay better!!!

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  31. P. Englsh says:

    Bake for 8 min then push kiss into cookie then bake for another 2 min. This makes the kisses melt inside. Way better.

  32. xlpharmacy says:

    It looks delicious specially with the chocolate tips. I would like to eat them with milk.

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