Peanut Blossoms – #30DaysofCookies

12 Nov

On the second day of #30DaysOfCookies, I went with an old favorite: peanut blossoms, aka peanut butter kiss cookies.

My mom used to make these when we were kids, and she’d mix up what kind of hershey’s kisses she’d use – sometimes they were the regular ones, or candy cane kisses, or white chocolate kisses (hugs). Trust me, anything that comes in Hershey’s kiss shape will work great. I even tried chocolate caramel kisses for the first time this year – best decision ever.


Peanut blossoms

1 ¾ cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup butter (salted, room temperature)

½ cup peanut butter

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk (or heavy cream)

1 tsp vanilla

48 kisses

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Mix butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a stand mixer until completely combined.

3) Add egg, milk, and vanilla

4) In a separate container, combine flour and baking soda, then add to the mixing bowl.

5) In a small bowl, pour out enough sugar to roll the cookies in (approx 1/2 cup).

6) Roll cookies into balls, smaller than golf balls but larger than a dime, and roll in sugar. You can fit 12-15 on a cookie sheet.

7) Cook for 10-12 minutes, then let cool for 2-3.

8) Once cookies have cooled slightly, place one kiss on each cookie, pushing it down a bit into the cookie so it sticks.

Note: If you want to save these for later, freeze them so the kisses regain structural integrity – otherwise, if you try to stack them, you will end up with gooey chocolate everywhere.


3 Responses to “Peanut Blossoms – #30DaysofCookies”

  1. Jen Lee Reeves November 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

    I didn’t even know there was a such thing as chocolate caramel kisses. You have changed my world.

    • Sara Lang November 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM #

      They’re amazing. And they’re all melty in the middle….so good.


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