Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

These soft peanut butter blossom cookies are a classic sweet treat, satisfying your craving for the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate in one delicious cookie. And you already have all the ingredients in your pantry! In this easy peanut butter cookie recipe, you’ll simply mix the batter, roll into balls, coat in sugar, and bake. Easy peasy and yummy in your tummy!

 

What is a peanut butter blossom?

The peanut butter blossom cookie actually has a quite interesting story. Back in 1957, a woman named Freda Strasel Smith of Gibsonburg, OH was baking a batch of peanut butter cookies. She wanted to add chocolate chips to her recipe, but then realized she didn’t have any in her pantry. But she did have Hershey’s Kisses. So she substituted the kisses for chips. She then decided to enter her “Black Eyed Susan” cookies into the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. While her cookies came in third place, they have since become of the most famous cookies to result from the competition. Pillsbury eventually changed the name to Peanut Butter Blossoms and the rest is yummy history.

 

While I don’t have Freda’s original recipe, I developed my own recipe for soft peanut butter cookies and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. The cookies are soft and fluffy, rolled in a layer of sugar, and topped with a perfect Hershey’s Kiss. Whether you use traditional Kisses or Hugs (like I do), you’ll love the delicious combination from the first bite. And in this recipe, there’s no need to refrigerate the dough, as it’s ready to roll into balls right away.

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Extra sugar for rolling cookies

 

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F.

 

Using a KitchenAid stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars for about 2 minutes. Next, add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix together until smooth.

 

In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. With the mixer turning on low, slowly add dry ingredients to wet, and mix just until all ingredients are incorporated together.

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Take heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls measuring about 1-1/2″.

 

Roll the ball in sugar, making sure to cover all sides.

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

When the cookies are finished baking, let them cool on a baking rack for about 8 to 10 minutes before adding the Hershey’s Kiss on top. This way, they’ll have cooled enough so that the Kiss won’t melt, but are still soft enough to press the Kiss into the cookie. Now take a bite and enjoy!

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Soft Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These soft peanut butter blossom cookies are a classic sweet treat, satisfying your craving for the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate in one delicious cookie.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 c salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Extra sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a KitchenAid stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars for about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix together until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients. 
  • With the mixer turning on low, slowly add dry ingredients to wet, and mix just until all ingredients are incorporated together.
  • Take heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls measuring about 1-1/2″.
  • Roll the ball in sugar, making sure to cover all sides.
  • Place the dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
  • When cookies are finished baking, let them cool on a baking rack for about 8 to 10 minutes before adding the Hershey’s Kiss on top. This way, they’ll have cooled enough that the Kiss won’t melt, but are still soft enough so press the Kiss into the cookie. Now take a bite and enjoy!

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4 Comments
  • Sarah
    January 20, 2021

    Ooh these look amazing! One of my favorite cookies, but I have never used Hugs in them and I love that idea!

    • maplewoodroad
      January 21, 2021

      I love using the Hugs for a delicious twist of white & milk chocolate! Thanks so much & enjoy! 🙂

  • Kat @The Hobbit Hold
    January 21, 2021

    These cookies look so delicious yet easy to make. Perfect for any occasion! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, I’d love to try them soon.

    • maplewoodroad
      January 21, 2021

      They really are so easy to make and you’ll be enjoying them in under 30 minutes! Thanks so much & enjoy! 🙂