Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe, also called Peanut Butter Blossoms, are a classic, soft peanut butter cookie - rolled in sugar and crowned with a Hershey's Kiss. They're easy to make and I love that there's no chilling required. They're perfect for Santa, the holidays, bake sales, potlucks or gift-giving!
Just the other day I updated this Peanut Butter Snowballs recipe. Since then I've been craving all the peanut butter sweets.
I've eaten Nutter Butters, Reese's Dipped Pretzels, and these cookies. Which is funny because usually peanut butter is not at the top of my list for dessert flavors. Right now though - it's hitting the spot!
Maybe you call them Peanut Butter Blossoms?
If you're in the mood for a peanut butter & chocolate combo that's fast and easy to make, make these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.
Speaking of fast and easy... if you're down to the last minute on baking for Santa, these come together so quickly! You'll just need a bag of Kisses and pretty much everything else is staple pantry items.
Substitute for Hershey Kisses in Peanut Butter Blossoms?
The night I was writing this post, I needed to bake one more batch to make sure the ingredients were correct. I thought I had Kisses on hand, but I didn't. I went with Fun-Size Hershey Bars (broke in half) and they worked perfectly!! 😊
Also, the recipe makes enough that you can enjoy a few yourself with a tall glass of milk and still have extras for Santa 😉
Simple ingredients for Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe...
- Brown Sugar
- An Egg
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- All-purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Hershey Kisses (or Mini Reese's Cups or Hershey Bars...)
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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies also called Peanut Butter Blossoms, are a classic, soft peanut butter cookie – rolled in sugar and crowned with a Hershey’s Kiss.
½ cup (1 stick) butter- softened
½ cup granulated sugar + ¼ cup for coating
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
24 Hershey Kiss chocolates unwrapped*
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. You can also use a silicone mat or line with parchment paper if you prefer.
In the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment, add the butter and ½ cup granulated sugar and brown sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.
Next add in egg, vanilla and peanut butter and mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients into the mixer bowl.
Mix until a loose dough forms.
Scoop out 2 tablespoon of dough and roll into a small ball. Coat in granulated sugar. Place at least 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and immediately press a Hershey kiss into the center of each cookie.
*If you don't have Kisses on hand, you can also add a square of a Hershey's bar or a Mini Reese's Cup.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Peanut Butter Blossoms, Peanut Butter, Cookies, Kisses, Peanut Butter Kisses, Hershey Kisses Cookies, Cookies for Santa, Christmas Cookies, Christmas,
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