Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies



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Classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies – 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 traditional Christmas Cookie recipe that are 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. 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!).

peanut butter blossom cookies

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.

Peanut Butter Blossom Dough

To make peanut butter blossom cookies, start by making the dough. This is a brief overview of the recipe. The full recipe including ingredient amounts and details is found below in the recipe card.

  1. Combine peanut butter and shortening
  2. Add in sugars – both granulated sugar and brown sugar
  3. Beat egg – add in milk and vanilla
  4. Sift dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix to combine

To Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Use 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie
  • Roll dough into a ball
  • Then roll the ball of dough in sugar
  • Arrange cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake!
  • Add a Hershey’s Kiss – immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, gently press a Hershey’s Kiss on top.
  • Cool – then enjoy!
Peanut butter blossoms

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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ 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


  • Preheat your oven to 375 ℉.
  • Unwrap Hershey’s Kisses.
  • Beat together peanut butter and shortening.
  • Add in brown sugar and sugar and mix well.
  • Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet, a little at a time.
  • Shape dough into one inch balls. Use a tablespoon to measure the dough.
  • Roll each ball of dough into red or green sugar.
  • Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
  • Immediately after you take the cookies out of the oven, place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Yields between 3-4 dozen cookies.
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