Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies - classic recipe for homemade peanut butter cookies with chocolate kiss candy in the center. This is an easy cookie recipe that's soft and chewy with a sugary coating topped with everyone's favorite chocolate candy kiss.
Life is too short to say no to a cookie every now and then. Let's bake my husband's favorite easy cookie recipe together today.
My family loves peanut butter cookies!
When our daughter, Olivia, was little she loved to help me make this recipe for Peanut Butter Blossoms. She loved to roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls into sugar. Every time I made this recipe, Olivia was right there helping me.
If you have little kids at home, get them to help you put this recipe together!
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Another fun thing about making this recipe is using heart shaped candies like I do with my Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Blossoms! You can also use mini peanut butter cups in this recipe. They're always a huge hit here in our house as well.
You could also make a fun variation of this cookie around the holidays with Peppermint Christmas Cookies. That recipe uses a chocolate sugar cookie dough and then a peppermint candy kiss. Sounds perfect for Christmas, right?
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Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- Peanut butter
- White sugar
- Light brown sugar
- Baking soda
- Additional sugar for rolling the cookie balls in.
- Candy kisses
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add both the sugars and mix until blended and smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, milk and vanilla. Next, add them to the stand mixer as well.
Continue to mix until everything is combined. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl. Once combined, add the flour mixture to the peanut mixture one cup at a time, beating between each addition.
In the meantime, place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
How to Form the Peanut Butter Balls
After the dough has chilled, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop out dough and form each scoop into a ball. Place the extra white sugar in a small bowl and roll each dough ball in the sugar until coated.
Next, place each coated dough ball onto a baking sheet that's been lined with parchment baking sheets two inches apart to allow for spreading.
Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes. When you remove them from the oven, place an unwrapped chocolate kiss candy into the center of each cookie.
🌟Try these recipes next...
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- Four Different Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
- M&M Cookies
- Easy Peanut Butter Snowballs
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies - classic recipe for homemade peanut butter cookies with chocolate kiss candy in the center.
- ½ cup butter; softened
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar; packed
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Additional ⅓ cup white sugar for rolling the cookie balls.
- 24 Candy Kisses
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together.
- Add the sugars and mix until blended.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, milk and vanilla and add to the stand mixer.
- Continue to mix until everything is combined.
- Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl.
- Once combined, add the flour mixture to the peanut mixture one cup at a time, beating between each addition.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- While the dough is chilling, preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- After the dough has chilled, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop out dough and form each scoop into a ball.
- Place the ⅓ cup white sugar in a small bowl and roll each dough ball in the sugar until coated.
- Place each coated dough ball on the prepared baking sheet two inches apart to allow for spreading.
- Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown and puffy.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2012 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
G'day! One word Lois? YUM! true!
WISH I could try one or two, okay, maybe three right NOW too!
Joanne DiPalo says
Hi Lois, The cookies look so delicious. I'm definitely gaining weight after cookie testing all the great recipes.
Thanks so much for sharing on FFF.
Lois, I saw these on Foodie Friends Friday, and wanted to come over and tell you how much I love them! I want them ALL THREE WAYS...great excuse to buy THREE different kinds of candy! 😉
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Miz Helen says
I just love your Peanut Butter Blossoms, they just look awesome! I sure hope you saved me some. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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My Mom makees these every time my brother (Army) is TDY.
Oh my goodness~ these look SO good!
If I were to bake cookies my hubby would think I was up to something. BUT, I am going to try these. They look so easy.
Blackberry brambles says
I can't wait to try these, they look so good.. Thank you for your visit today..
Cranberry Morning says
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better...and I really wish you hadn't reminded me of those amazing peanut butter blossom cookies!!! 😉
Nellie's Cozy place says
Oh, I love those cookies, they are the best but I never make them, but I have eaten them at others peoples houses in the past.
I do make a gluten free peanut butter cookies that has 3 ingredients,
peanut butter, eggs, and sugar, but
I use less sugar than it calls for,
this time I put some choc. chips in them, (and I used your freeze them method and have some left to bake later, probably tonight now that I have seen this post. lol) but am making them for valentines day for sure and putting the hearts in....what a great idea.......
so cute and perfect for the Love day!! lol
Thanks for stopping by today, and for your sweet comments as always and No, you aren't a hoarder, you just have more people in your household,
remember it is just the 2 of us, but I do have 2 fridges, and I do keep some extra stuff in a cabinet in the garage, for those great deals when I find them, but I don't buy a lot of stuff in boxes cause it has the dreaded oils of course, so that cuts down on a lot of stuff.
Now I just need to find a wider and
shorter basket to put the chips in
and the pantry should look nicer.
Have a great weekend sweetie,
Love and Blessings, Nellie
Steve n Vickie says
Versitle cookie recipes are so helpful. I'll have to try the heart ones.
I love those cookies and I also have trouble keeping the kisses till the cookies are ready.
I am glad that you are feeling much better,but don't over due.
Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says
They look great with kisses or cups and so cute with the hearts!
Angee @ Homemaking Merry Hearts says
Looks Yummy...love the ones with the hearts will have to try them for Valentines day.
So thankful that you are feeling better...but you still need to rest!
On the menu tonight at our house is cheese quesadillas and vegie corn chowder!
I hope you continue to listen to your body and take care of yourself.
We love peanut blossoms here!
An all time favorite! They look so tempting 🙂
My Journey With Candida says
Happy to hear you are feeling better... It's no fun to be sick.
Peanut Butter Blossoms used to be one of my favorite cookies. I can still remember how good they tasted.
Chatty Crone says
Your poor baby - I am so far behind on reading I didn't know you were sick. You caught it from the colonel. GET WELL QUICK!
Glad you are feeling better. My family loves these cookies, my only problem is keeping the kisses until I can make them.
I will have you know that Peanut Butter Blossoms are one of my favorite cookies the whole world over! I have to fight with myself to keep from eating them ALL! As for what's on our dinner menu tonight? We'll probably go out for Mexican food...and I'm looking so forward to it!