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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 30 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


A classic cookie – these Peanut Butter Blossoms are easy to make and perfect for you holiday cookie plate or cookie exchange. They make a great Christmas cookie, but they are also great all year round!



  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 30 chocolate kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. Add in the shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg. Beat on low speed until the mixture forms a stiff dough.
  3. Place the 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls (I think this is easiest using a scoop) and then roll in the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. (I always suggest baking only one baking sheet at a time. If you do want to bake 2 sheets at the same time, I would rotate them halfway through the baking time.)
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately top with one of the chocolate kisses. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing from the baking sheet to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week (if they last that long!)

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 134
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 106 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg

Keywords: peanut butter blossoms