Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter blossoms

Soft peanut butter cookies get rolled in festive red and green sugar, then baked until golden brown and topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. Peanut Butter Blossom’s are a classic Christmas Cookie recipe that is very easy to make!

When I think of Christmas cookies, these soft Peanut Butter Blossom cookies are one of the first that come to mind. My Mom used to make these when I was a child, and they were always one of my favorites. Speaking of my Mom, she deserves a huge shout-out right now. My Mom is in the hospital right now after giving us all a huge scare when she stopped breathing a couple of days ago. Thanks to CPR she is still alive, but she will be in the hospital for a least a little while. If you can, please send any positive thoughts, vibes, or prayers her way. She sure could use them, even if they’re coming from complete strangers. :) She introduced me to cooking when I was pretty young, so I have her to partially thank for CenterCutCook.


Now back to these Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. If I had to think of one cookie that reminded me of my childhood, it would be a tie between these, and Thumbprint Cookies (recipe coming soon!).Not only are these little cookies super tasty, they’re also super easy to make. They involve basic ingredients, and not a lot of effort. While these cookies can be made year-round, I’ve only ever made them for Christmas. To make them festive, you simply roll the cookies in red and green sugar instead of granulated sugar. And with a bake time of only 8-10 minutes, they’re hard to beat!

With Christmas right around the corner, the sugar rush starts! Keep an eye out for my list of favorite Christmas cookie recipes that will be posting over the next week or so! In the mean time, I suggest you whip up a batch of these Peanut Butter Blossoms to get the season started right. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 10mn
Total Time: 20mn


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 48 Hershey’s Kisses
  • Red and green colored sugar (found in the baking aisle)
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  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Unwrap Hershey’s Kisses.
  3. Beat together peanut butter and shortening.
  4. Add in brown sugar and sugar and mix well.
  5. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
  6. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients into the wet, a little at a time.
  8. Shape dough into one inch balls. Use a tablespoon to measure the dough.
  9. Roll each ball of dough into red or green sugar. I rolled half in the red sugar and half in the green sugar.
  10. Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
  12. Immediately after you take the cookies out of the oven, place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle.
  13. Allow to cool.
  14. Yields between 3-4 dozen cookies.

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  1. Melissa Meyer

    we make these all the time too..never thought to make it with colored sugar. I will have to look for that next time I go shopping!

  2. It’ll be in the baking aisle, Melissa. You can also check the Christmas section in the store. I saw Target had some there as well.

  3. Tara Strong-Sanford

    These will always remind me of my mom, but she used to use the star shaped chocolate in the middle.

  4. Sarah Hulke-Ehorn

    Make them every year, never thought of using colored sugar tho

    • Carol Eichstadt

      Make them every year too. I like the idea of the colored sugar.

  5. Amanda Lakomy

    Just made some of these on Tuesday and I’ll be making a giant double batch for Christmas so be ready for a take home bag:)

  6. Joyce Buchman

    Love these, but I always refer to them as my “turban” cookies ! LOL

  7. Janice Snyder

    I have made these for years.. Instead of using Hershey’s kisses I used Hershey’s stars. It looks more festive. When you bite into them you don’t get the chocolate first bite.

  8. Lako Holstein

    I like, maybe put M&M, white chocolate in the middle.

  9. I like to use stars, more symbolic of Christmas.

  10. Anonymous

    You can also use the Hershey Hugs Kisses and Rolos are awesome too. Love these all year round.

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