The Very Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

Sweet and salty combine to make one of the best Peanut Butter Blossoms. A childhood classic, soft and sweet peanut butter cookies are topped with a chocolate candy kiss for the ultimate sweet treat.

Peanut Butter Blossom cookies arranged on a white marble platter with polka dot straws and a glass of milk.

Disclaimer: this post is created in partnership with Disney Book Group. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.

Fall brings baking season in full force and I’m throwing it back to a few childhood favorites today with these easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies.  There’s something so comforting about sitting down with a new book, my little guy and a pile of cookies with milk during the fall.

Peanut Butter Blossom cookies on a cooling rack.

We’re on the hunt for some of the most fun and easy to read books this season. Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth! by Mo Willems shares the adventures of a young squirrel and his first lost tooth. The first book in the brand new Unlimited Squirrels series, it just released this month. It’s fun and action packed with large font size which is fantastic for beginner readers.

My son loved reading this book to me because of it’s classic speech bubble format without a lot of long paragraphs that can be intimidating to younger readers. We also loved the educational aspect of the book. The Unlimited Squirrels series addresses a range of physical, emotional, and social development markers. It also makes for easy conversation starters, like what it’s like to lose your first tooth!

Unlimited Squirrels I lost my tooth book cover.

And what could be better than reading a book about Unlimited Squirrels while noshing on a pile of cookies that a squirrel would love….loaded with real peanut butter and topped with chocolate? Nothing….nothing could be better than that. 🙂

How do you make Peanut Butter Blossoms?

Also know as Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, these easy Peanut Butter Blossoms come together so quickly.  I used my very BEST Peanut Butter cookie recipe as the base since it’s already been tested 100’s of times.

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the peanut butter and butter until creamy.
  3. Add the brown sugar to the peanut butter mixture and continue beating until fluffy.
  4. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoons drop 2 tablespoons of dough onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes at 325 degrees.
  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of the cookie.
  8. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Overhead shot of peanut butter blossoms with Childs book Unlimited Squirrels I lost my tooth.

How long will peanut butter blossom cookies stay fresh?

Stored in an airtight container, your Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature. They make a great lunchbox snack for the kids, too!

Can Peanut Butter Blossoms be frozen?

Peanut Butter Blossoms can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months but I love to freeze the dough in balls on a baking sheet.

Once frozen, I transfer them to a zip top bag so I can make a small batch of Peanut Butter Blossoms when needed.

Peanut butter blossom cookies on a cupcake stand with a glass of milk in the background.

This Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie recipe delivers up chewy peanut butter blossoms with a light and crispy exterior.  The salty peanut butter and sweet chocolate kiss go so wonderfully together each bite reminds me of my own childhood story time.

They make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray but are wonderful all year long. And if you’re looking for more awesome and nostalgic cookie recipes be sure to check out this AMAZING Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie. (You don’t even have to venture to the mall for this one.)

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These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are also sooooo good and you won’t even miss the flour. They’re super easy and totally freezer friendly.

My favorite Gooey Butter Cookies are just like that famous cake but this recipe is made from scratch and totally over the top easy!

Peanut Butter Blossom cookies on a cooling rack.

The Very Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

Course: Baking, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter blossoms, peanut butter cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Kellie

Soft and chewy, the very BEST Peanut Butter Blossoms are the cookie kids love. Real peanut butter flavor and topped with your favorite chocolate kiss, they're great all year long but fabulous on your Christmas Cookie tray.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 36 Chocolate Kiss Candies unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer,  beat together the peanut butter and butter on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Slowly add the sugar to the bowl and continue beating until light and creamy.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add the egg to the bowl. Beat to combine. Add the vanilla and continue mixing until combined scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour to the the bowl and beat to combine. Continue mixing the dough for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop 2 tablespoon scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet approximately 2-3 inches apart.
  7. Bake the cookies for approximately 13-15 minutes, turning the baking sheet halfway through cooking time. (For softer cookies baking for 13 minutes, crispier bake for 15). Repeat steps 6 and 7 with any remaining dough until all the cookies have been baked.
  8. Immediately gently press on Chocolate Kiss into the middle of each cookie.
  9. Transfer the cookies to a baking sheet to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Peanut Butter Blossoms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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