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Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

Soft peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate kiss candy in the center. These Peanut Butter Blossoms are perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic peanut butter blossoms
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (190 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) granulated sugar (optional)
  • 24 chocolate kiss candies unwrapped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1-2 minutes or until well combined.
  • Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract until fully combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Place the 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Using a 1.5-2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough from the bowl, roll into a ball, and roll in the granulated sugar. Place each ball of cookie dough on the prepared baking sheets, making sure to leave a little room between them.
  • Bake in separate batches at 350°F (177°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are set. Remove from the oven and gently press a chocolate kiss candy in the center of each cookie. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Cookie dough will freeze well for up to 3 months, bake from frozen for an additional 1-2 minutes. Baked cookies will also freeze well for up to 3 months, thaw at room temperature before serving.