Peanut Butter Blossoms
These chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms are extremely addictive. Nothing beats the best peanut butter cookie except a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate Kiss candy on it. It’s the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter. Plus they are super cute and miniature that you have to eat at least 10!
I love that these peanut butter blossoms are so simple to make and even more delicious to eat. I make these all the time for parties and they always go so FAST. OH…and if your like me, be prepared to eat a lot of extra Hershey’s Kisses when unwrapping each one! ☺
JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:
✓ HERSHEY KISSES: Before you start baking, make sure you unwrap about 24 Hershey Kisses. Place them in a small bowl and place them in the freezer. Freezing the Kisses will help them keep their shape and not melt completely when you put them on top of the cookies when they come out of the oven.
✓ DON’T OVERMIX: With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS:
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus additional sugar for rolling
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Kiss chocolate candies, unwrapped
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
STEP 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
STEP 2: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.
STEP 3: Add peanut butter, egg, milk, and vanilla; mix together until combined.
STEP 4: Using a spatula, stir in flour mixture until dough forms. DO NOT OVERMIX!
STEP 5: Scoop dough and shape into balls. Place about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar into a small bowl, roll dough balls into sugar. Place dough balls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.
STEP 6: Remove cookies from the oven. Place one unwrapped Kiss chocolate candy on top of each cookie and press lightly. Let cookies cool completely on wire rack before enjoying!
* STORE: Cookies will stay fresh for up to 7 days in an airtight container, stored at room temperature.