Homemade Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter blossoms are so creamy and sure to be a family favorite.

Peanut butter kiss cookies on a platter.
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The decadent combination of peanut butter and chocolate is always a popular choice in our family. There is just something about those 2 flavors blended together.

These peanut butter kiss cookies are so easy and definitely satisfy that sweet tooth. Check out more Peanut Butter Desserts. We love making Cookie Recipes for many occasions. These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are always a family favorite.

What are Peanut Butter Blossoms?

These are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey Kiss on top. Since the chocolate is larger than chocolate chips, it is easiest to put on top instead of mixed in.

Peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies is a classic cookie that we make every holiday.

Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Hershey Kisses

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Variations Ideas:

  • Try different types of Hershey Kisses. The ideas are endless and they make so many different types now of milk chocolate. Change things up and try white chocolate, birthday kisses or anything you like.
  • Try different chocolate. This recipe is not limited to Hershey Kisses. You can use mini Reese’s peanut butter cups for even more peanut butter flavor.
  • Roll in sanding sugar. For Christmas, it is fun to roll the dough balls in red and green sanding sugar before baking. You can choose any color for any occasion you are baking for.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – First, go ahead and preheat the oven. It needs to be set to 350. Although some prefer to preheat oven to 375, I think the cookies turn out better at 350 degrees. You can adjust according to your oven.
Combining the peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar together

Step 2 – Second, mix the ½ cups peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Cream this together until it is well combined and smooth.

Adding the egg and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture

Step 3 – Then add the egg and vanilla. Beat this together with the peanut butter mixture.

Combining the dry ingredients

Step 4 – Add the flour, baking soda and salt and whisk together.

Combining the dry and peanut butter mixture in a bowl

Step 5 – Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Make sure to do this slowly and beat until blended well on medium speed with paddle attachment.

Peanut butter dough balls with indention in the center on the baking sheet

Step 6 – Now, it is time to roll the dough into balls. You want each ball to be 1-inch balls. Place on a ungreased cookie sheet several inches apart. Make an indentation in the each cookie dough ball. Then bake cookie dough.

Baked Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies on a baking sheet

Step 7 – As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place a Hershey kiss candy in the center of each cookie. Allow cookie to cool on a cooling rack.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cream Peanut Butter – Use creamy peanut butter so that the cookies will be smooth. Crunchy peanut butter is not recommended in this recipe.
  • Cookie Scoop – We recommend using a cookie scoop to make the dough balls.
  • Butter – Use real butter for rich and delicious cookies.
  • You will need a good mixer. – Having a good mixer will help to make these cookies fast and easy. I have a Kitchen-aid stand Mixer that I use all the time for baking. If you prefer a hand mixer, this this Kitchen-aid hand held mixer works great as well.
  • Make sure you have nice Baking Sheets. If they have started to turn brown on the bottom, your cookies will be dark on the bottom and not cook as well. It is worth it to make sure you have good cookie sheets before you start. I also like to use silicone baking mats because they cook so evenly and make clean up easy.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients – Use room temperature butter and eggs. It is important to allow these 2 ingredients to get to room temperature before mixing. This will help the cookies be the right consistency and not crumble once baked.
  • Cookie Dough Consistency – If your dough is too firm, add a tiny bit of milk.
Peanut butter kiss cookies on wire rack.

How to Store:

Store cookies inside an airtight container. I like to use parchment paper in between the cookie layers. Also, make sure to cool completely before storing.

They will last 3 to 5 days store at room temperature.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, these cookies freeze really well. Just put them inside an airtight container and freeze up to 3 months.

When you are ready to eat, allow the cookies to thaw until room temperature.

You can also freeze the uncooked dough if you prefer that method. Just roll into balls and freeze in freezer bags or containers. This can be stored in the freezer up to 3 months and then bake as normal.

Note that the cooking time may need to be increased a few minutes since frozen.

Plate of Peanut butter kiss cookies stacked together.

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Homemade peanut butter kiss cookies

4.75 from 8 votes
Homemade peanut butter kiss cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter blossoms are rich and creamy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 150

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream together peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat together.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, beating until incorporated.
  • Roll into 24 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet several inches apart.
  • Gently make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes.
  • Place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 150kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 3g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 160mg, Potassium 52mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 128IU, Calcium 18mg, Iron 1mg

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