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Tex Mex Peanut Blossom

by on December 3, 2009 · 15 comments

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.

tex mex peanut blossom

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Published on December 3, 2009

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Lisa Ernst December 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

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.

dawn December 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

Oooooo girl you are talking my foodie language!!! Nice!

Sue December 4, 2009 at 9:16 am

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!!

Yvonne December 4, 2009 at 11:13 am

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!)

Kerstin December 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

What a great twist on regular PB blossoms! I’m up for trying the chipotle :)

kekstester December 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Love them!

Therese B. December 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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!

Rhonda in OK December 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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!

Anna December 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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.

sweetie December 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

would be great to use dark chocolate kisses in this one!

Laura E. December 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm

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. :)

sweetie December 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

how cute are these double chocolate ones:

you could probably do a pb/chocolate cookie base to not lose the pb flavor.
or almond butter cookie w/almond centered kiss

clumbsycookie December 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Oh yes, I think I would love this version! Caramel, cinnamon and a little heat, nice!

Maria December 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm

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!

Anna December 6, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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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