Tex Mex Peanut Blossom

If you like the idea of Peanut Blossoms but want to make something more unusual, here’s a variation.

To make a Tex Mex Peanut Blossom, use your favorite Peanut Blossom recipe, but roll the dough balls in cinnamon sugar instead of regular sugar and use caramel filled Hershey’s Kisses instead of a plain milk chocolate Kisses.

To take it a step further (and add a little heat!), add about 1/2 teaspoon of ground chipotle to the dough recipe. If putting chipotle in peanut butter cookie dough sounds a too strange for your tastes, make a couple of test cookies by leaving the pepper out of the batter and incorporating a tiny pinch of it into a few balls.  It’s a pretty good combo.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ll bet cinnamon added to these would be great. What a fun experiment with the four recipes too. I used to use one from my grandmother’s Joy of Cooking cookbook, the recipe didn’t call for eggs and it had the most intense peanut butter taste. Really good. But I lost the recipe long ago.

  2. says

    Before I tried the Tex-Mex Chocolate cookies I would have shied away from these. Now I’ll be looking for an excuse to make them. I can’t wait!!

  3. Yvonne says

    Yumm.. I plan on trying your “Tex-Mex” version along with the old standby recipe. Thanks for the interesting variation of a tried and true family cookie! (can’t wait to see the famil’s expression when they try it!)
    -=^..^=-
    Yvonne

  4. Therese B. says

    Interesting take on the usual peanut butter blossom..yum. I am wondering does
    Hershey make dark chocolate kisses?

    I’ve had a dark chocolate brownie with some heat. Those were good too.

    These look great!

  5. says

    I love Mexican food but I think I will just stick with the original way to make these blossoms.
    Is this spicy way really good? you are a cookie expert!

  6. says

    Therese, they do! Sometimes they’re hard to find, though. This time of year my grocery store sells all kinds of Kisses.

    Rhonda, the chipotle adds just a touch of heat at the end. The flavor is pretty subtle, though it does add some smokiness. If you have the chipotle powder on hand, you might want to try testing it out by adding a tiny pinch to a couple of dough balls.

  7. Laura E. says

    The hugs where always my favorite. Maybe white chocolate PB would be good with those. The varieties are endless! Great job with the PB Blossom test Anna. All your taste test post are so fun. :)

  8. Maria says

    Anna, I just tried this version, complete with chipotle powder and all, and they are amazing!! Such an interesting twist. I can’t wait to share them with others – thanks!

  9. says

    Hi Maria,

    Thanks for trying the chipotle powder version. I’m glad you liked it! You can use it in almost any peanut butter cookie recipe and it adds a little heat.

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