Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
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Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

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Better watch out! These peanut butter cookies topped with dark chocolate candies could be gone before Christmas. —Jeanette Meidal, Savage, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Quick Cookie Mix
  • Red and green colored sugar
  • 36 Hershey's Kisses of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 128 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream the brown sugar, peanut butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add cookie mix and mix well.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Roll in colored sugar.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Blossoms in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p85

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evry1smom3 User ID: 7425818 215816
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Best cookies ever!"

pugboyz_NE User ID: 51899 214097
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Edna, the 3 teaspoons of salt is for the quick cookie Mix, which makes 8 cups. Then you use only 2 cups of mix to make the Peanut Blossoms. The dough was easy to work with. I rolled them in white sugar with some red and green sugar mixed in. Pretty without being such a strong color."

EdnaSchw User ID: 62103 176624
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"What is wrong with this cookie recipe! I was looking for a different peanut butter cookie recipe, as mine bakes up quite flat and I want them to stand up a bit more. This one stands up, but is very dry, I added an extra egg. 1st pan wasn't even done when I baked 8-10 minutes, so I baked the 2nd pan longer. Also I did not put in the required 3 teaspoons of salt. That has to be wrong!! I just put a dash. Certainly not worth the chocolate I put on top! I'm disappointed, thought Taste of Home recipes were Always the best! Won't us this again!"

RelativeTaste User ID: 7301003 113643
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Peanut Blossoms have been a favorite in our house for many years! I love the chocolate & peanut butter combination. Delicious!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 176743
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"I love these cookies. I keep them in the freezer and warm them up in the oven for about 5 minutes."

Micks74 User ID: 2691699 190236
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"A must make! The cookies have a soft creamy texture unlike the typical crumbly peanut butter cookie recipe. With the chocolate it tastes like a peanut butter cup. Without the chocolate it is simply a delicious peanut butter cookie. I make these cookies without rolling them in colored sugar. They were a BIG hit with my family and the office."

TanyaThompson User ID: 1088631 193918
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I've made this many times, even without the sugar coating. They are usually gone the same day! Instead of the Hershey kisses, I sometimes just use chocolate chips and make as bite size regular cookies. Delicious!"

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