Peanut Blossom Cookies Recipe

Peanut Blossom Cookies were created by Freda Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio for the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off.  They are also known as the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.

This cookie did not win the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, but it become very popular in the cookie lovers around the world!  What better place to put a chocolate kiss candy than in the center of a delicious peanut butter cookie!  Thank you Freda!


Peanut Blossom Cookies - Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies


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Peanut Blossom Cookies Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Blossom Cookies Recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe
Servings: 4 dozen cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 48 Hershey Kisses chocolate candies, unwrapped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter or shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy.  Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beating until light and fluffy.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed.

  3. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.  Place balls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. There are two popular ways to cook these cookies.  Take your pick:

  5. Bake 8 minutes.  Remove from oven; press a chocolate kiss candy into the center of each cookie.  Return to oven and bake another 2 minutes or until cookies are light brown.  Remove from oven and remove from cookie sheet; let cookies cool on wire cooling racks.

  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges).  Remove from cookie sheet and let cookies cool on wire cooling racks.



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Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Peanut Blossom Cookies Recipe”

  1. Sophia

    I love making this recipes – thanks

  2. Jessica

    Great recipe. It worked well and they looked nice. However, at 1 inch balls, I only got 24 cookies (my cookies look exactly the size of your photos). Wondering if the published recipe amount needs to be amended? Thanks again for the recipe!

  3. Jennifer

    Perfect and delicious. My first time making these, and they were great. Definitely smaller than the picture, but perfect!


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