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Peanut Blossoms
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 48

These cookies are amazing! In fact, we’re pretty sure that the only people who don’t love peanut butter blossoms are people who haven’t tried peanut butter blossoms. This sweet recipe has been a go-to for home bakers everywhere since it debuted at the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest. (In a hurry? Try our three-ingredient Quick Peanut Blossoms for an even quicker cookie.) ...MORE+ LESS-

Bake-Off® Contest 09, 1957
Gibsonburg, Ohio

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups all purpose flour
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup peanut butter
2
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
Sugar
48
Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; mix with electric mixer on low speed until stiff dough forms.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 milk chocolate candy, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheets.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • For over 50 years, peanut butter blossoms have been one of the most recognizable and most-requested Christmas cookies. What would a holiday platter be without these peanut butter cookies topped with a simple Hershey’s chocolate kiss? Many will be surprised to find out that this 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contestentry didn’t win the grand prize—Freda Smith, who submitted this cookie recipe, was instead bettered by a different sweet treat: Accordion Twists, submitted by Gerda Roderer. The story behind Smith’s invention of the famous peanut blossoms is one of a happy accident. She was making a batch of peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies, only to realize she had no chocolate chips in her pantry. Instead, she grabbed what she had on hand—Hershey’s chocolate kisses—and topped each cookie with one candy. And, voilà! Our favorite Christmas cookie was born. Don’t stop at just peanut blossoms! There are so many other delicious peanut butter cookie recipes out there. Click here to browse our very best!
  • The HERSHEY'S® KISSES® trademark and trade dress and the Conical figure and plume device are used under license.
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