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Indulge in the delectable delight of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies – a perfect sweet treat that will leave your taste buds craving for more. With a heavenly combination of creamy peanut butter and a kiss of chocolate on top, these irresistible cookies are sure to be a hit at any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, celebrating a special event, or simply enjoying a cozy night in, these cookies are guaranteed to bring joy to the table.

Crafted with love and an expert’s touch, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies offer a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving for another bite. The rich, nutty taste of the peanut butter cookie is perfectly complemented by the smooth, melty chocolate kiss on top. Each bite is a heavenly symphony of textures and flavors that is bound to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

Ideal for both kids and adults, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a timeless classic that never fails to enchant. So, go ahead and treat yourself and your loved ones to this sweet indulgence. Whether you’re a peanut butter lover or a chocolate aficionado, these cookies are sure to win your heart with their irresistible charm.

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History of peanut butter blossom cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies have a fascinating history that dates back several decades. The exact origin of the recipe is unclear, but it is believed to have emerged in the mid-20th century. These cookies gained popularity in the United States and have since become a beloved treat for many.

Legend has it that the Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie was created when a housewife accidentally ran out of chocolate chips while making regular peanut butter cookies. In a stroke of genius, she placed a chocolate kiss on top of each cookie right after they came out of the oven. The heat from the freshly baked cookies caused the chocolate kiss to melt slightly, creating a deliciously gooey center. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate was an instant hit, and thus, the Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie was born.

I have a few tried and true items that I used to make this peanut butter cookie recipe. These are some of my favorite go to kitchen items and I have included a link to them on Amazon to make them easier for you to locate.

  • 1 Hand Held Mixer this is a very affordable one and a great option if you do not have access to a stand alone mixer.
  • 2 Baking Sheets
  • 1 Parchment Paper is used by placing onto the cookie sheet instead of non-stick cooking spray. This parchment paper allows the peanut butter blossom cookies to be baked without sticking to the pan. And these come in pre-measured and pre-cut sheets.
  • 1 Medium Cookie Scoop this is my secret to creating uniform sized cookies.
  • 2 Medium Sized Mixing Bowls these are very sturdy and stackable. And these mixing bowls come with lids, which is great for a recipe like this one that requires the dough to be chilled in an air tight container for an hour.
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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

To make these irresistible Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar to be used to roll cookie dough in prior to baking
  • 1 Bag of Hershey Kisses

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start baking these mouthwatering Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. Follow these step-by-step instructions for guaranteed success:

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set the mixture aside.
  • In a separate bowl add the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar. Mix the ingredients together for several minutes until they are completely combined and creamy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add to the butter mixture the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and combine the ingredients together.
  • To the wet ingredients slowly add in the flour mixture in small increments. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure that all ingredients are combined.
  • Chilling the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. To keep the dough from drying out cover with saran wrap or with a lid.
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  • After the dough has chilled preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Place parchment paper onto the cookie sheet or use a cooking spray such as pam to ensure the cookies do not stick to the cookie sheet.
  • Measure out 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to dip the cookie dough into.
  • Using a medium sized cookie scoop measure out the cookie dough and place each scoop of cookie dough into the granulated sugar.
  • Once the dough ball is lightly coated in the sugar set it onto the cookie sheet with each dough ball 2 inches apart.
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Baking Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • Place the cookie sheet with the dough into the pre-heated oven and bake for 8 minutes.
  • While the cookies are in the oven remove the wrappers from the Hershey kisses.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and place a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each cookie and lightly pushing down.
  • Return the cookies to the oven for 2 minutes until the chocolate is just glistening but not melted.
  • Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool.
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Tips for baking perfect peanut butter blossom cookies

Baking the perfect Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies requires a few tips and tricks to ensure that every batch turns out irresistibly delicious. Here are some expert tips to help you achieve cookie perfection:

1. Use creamy peanut butter: Creamy peanut butter provides the best texture and flavor for these cookies. Avoid using natural peanut butter, as it may alter the consistency of the dough.

2. Soften the butter: Make sure to soften the butter before creaming it with the sugars. Softened butter blends more easily and creates a lighter texture in the cookies.

3. Don’t overmix the dough: Overmixing the dough can lead to dense and tough cookies. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined to avoid overworking the dough.

4. Chill the dough: For extra chewy and flavorful cookies, consider chilling the dough in the refrigerator for 60 minutes before shaping and baking. Chilled dough spreads less during baking, resulting in thicker cookies.

5. Press the chocolate kiss gently: When pressing the chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie, do it gently to avoid cracking the cookie completely. The goal is to create a slight indentation, not a full break.

Variations of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

While the classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie recipe is undeniably delicious, there are several variations you can try to add a unique twist to this beloved treat. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Nutella Blossom Cookies: Replace the peanut butter with Nutella for a hazelnut-flavored twist. Top each cookie with a white chocolate kiss for a beautiful contrast.

2. Almond Butter Blossom Cookies: Swap out the peanut butter for almond butter to create a milder, nuttier flavor. Use dark chocolate kisses for an indulgent touch.

3. Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies: Add a drop of peppermint extract to the cookie dough for a refreshing twist. Top each cookie with a mint chocolate kiss for a burst of minty flavor.

4. Salted Caramel Blossom Cookies: Stir in a spoonful of salted caramel sauce into the cookie dough for a gooey caramel surprise. Finish with a caramel-filled chocolate kiss on top.

Feel free to experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your own unique version of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. The possibilities are endless!

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Serving Suggestions for Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are delightful on their own, but they can also be paired with various accompaniments to enhance the indulgence. Here are a few serving suggestions to elevate your cookie experience:

1. Milk or Hot Cocoa: Enjoy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with a glass of cold milk or a steaming cup of hot cocoa. The creamy beverage perfectly complements the rich flavors of the cookies.

2. Ice Cream Sandwiches: Turn your Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies into ice cream sandwiches by sandwiching a scoop of your favorite ice cream between two cookies. The contrast between the cold ice cream and the warm, chewy cookies is simply heavenly.

3. Cookie Trifle: Crumble Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies and layer them with whipped cream or pudding to create a delectable cookie trifle. Top with chocolate shavings for an extra touch of elegance.

4. Gourmet Gift Baskets: Package Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies in a beautifully decorated gift basket along with other sweet treats and gourmet goodies. It makes for a thoughtful gift for friends, family, or colleagues.

No matter how you choose to serve them, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone craving for more.

Storing and Freezing Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

If you find yourself with leftover Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies or want to make a large batch ahead of time, here’s how you can store and freeze them for later enjoyment:

1. Storing: Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week. To maintain their soft and chewy texture, you can add a slice of bread to the container, which helps retain moisture.

2. Freezing: To freeze Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until firm. Transfer the frozen cookies to a freezer-safe bag or container, separating each layer with parchment or wax paper. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw the cookies at room temperature before serving.

Whether you’re baking in advance or preserving leftovers, proper storage and freezing techniques will ensure that your Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies maintain their deliciousness.

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Peanut Butter blossom Cookies for Special Occasions

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are not just a tasty treat for everyday enjoyment – they are also perfect for special occasions. Here are a few ways you can incorporate these cookies into your next celebration:

1. Holiday Parties: Decorate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with festive sprinkles to add a touch of holiday cheer. They make a delightful addition to any Christmas cookie platter.

2. Birthdays: Create a tower of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies as a centerpiece for a birthday party. Decorate the cookies with edible glitter or colorful icing to match the theme.

3. Baby Showers: Shape the cookie dough into small balls and bake them for a shorter time to create bite-sized Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. They are perfect for baby shower dessert tables or as party favors.

4. Wedding Favors: Package Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies in elegant gift boxes or clear bags tied with a ribbon. They make charming wedding favors that guests will surely appreciate.

No matter the occasion, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a delightful addition that will bring smiles and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a timeless classic that never fails to delight. With their irresistible combination of creamy peanut butter and a kiss of chocolate, these cookies are a perfect sweet treat for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, celebrating a special event, or simply enjoying a cozy night in, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are guaranteed to bring joy to the table.

So, go ahead and indulge in these delectable delights. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Irresistible Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Indulge in the delectable delight of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies – a perfect sweet treat that will leave your taste buds craving for more. With a heavenly combination of creamy peanut butter and a kiss of chocolate on top, these irresistible cookies are sure to be a hit at any occasion.
Whether you're hosting a party, celebrating a special event, or simply enjoying a cozy night in, these cookies are guaranteed to bring joy to the table.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • 1 Hand Held Mixer
  • 2 Baking Sheets
  • 1 Parchment Paper
  • 1 Cookie Scoop
  • 2 Medium Sized Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar to be used to roll cookie dough in prior to baking
  • 1 Bag of Hershey Kisses

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set the mixture aside.
  • In a separate bowl add the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar. Mix the ingredients together for several minutes until they are completely combined and creamy.
    Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add to the butter mixture the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and combine the ingredients together.
  • To the wet ingredients slowly add in the flour mixture in small increments. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure that all ingredients are combined.
  • Chilling the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. To keep the dough from drying out cover with saran wrap or with a lid.
  • After the dough has chilled preheat the oven to 375F.
    Place parchment paper onto the cookie sheet or use a cooking spray such as pam to ensure the cookies do not stick to the cookie sheet.
    Measure out 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to dip the cookie dough into.
    Using a medium sized cookie scoop measure out the cookie dough and place each scoop of cookie dough into the granulated sugar. Once the dough ball is lightly coated in the sugar set it onto the cookie sheet with each dough ball 2 inches apart.
  • Place the cookie sheet with the dough into the pre-heated oven and bake for 8 minutes.
    While the cookies are in the oven remove the wrappers from the Hershey kisses.
    Remove the cookies from the oven and place a Hershey's kiss into the center of each cookie and lightly pushing down.
    Return the cookies to the oven for 2 minutes until the chocolate is just glistening but not melted.
  • Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool.
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