Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Nostalgia alert! When was the last time you made these favorite childhood cookies? Don't know? Let's remedy that. Chocolate and peanut butter belong together, and these easy cookies prove it.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (129 g) peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups (187 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 24 chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped


1 Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2 Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately: Mix together the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in a bowl with a wooden spoon (or you can use an electric or stand mixer) until smooth and combined; add in the egg and mix until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Hershey's Kiss make the batter

3 Make the cookie dough: Slowly, in a couple of additions, add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and combine to form the cookie dough.

4 Shape the cookie: Add a few tablespoons of sugar to a small bowl. Scoop into balls with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough. Roll between your hands to form a ball, and then coat it with sugar.

Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet a couple of inches apart.

Peanut Butter Blossoms without Shortening roll the cookies into a ball

5 Bake the cookies: Bake the cookies on the middle rack about 12 minutes, until slightly spread out, domed on the top, and golden on the bottom. Immediately press a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies add a chocolate kiss

6 Cool and store: Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to finish cooling completely. These cookies will keep for a few days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Blossoms cool the cookies