Peanut Blossom Taste Test
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Peanut Blossom Cookies are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's Kiss in the center. The recipe was introduced at The Pillsbury Bake-Off.
  • 1 stick (114 grams) unsalted butter softened (114 grams)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (130 grams)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (220 grams)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 48 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, peanut butter and both sugars.
  2. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and salt and continue beating until well mixed. Add baking soda, stirring to break up any lumps, and then add flour. Beat on low or by hand until well mixed.
  3. Cover bowl and chill for 30 minutes. Alternatively, if you have a small cookie scoop you can scoop out your 48 portions onto plates or a tray and chill the portions.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. Shape the portioned dough into neat balls (or scoop and shape if you’ve just chilled the whole bowl).
  5. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie and then quickly return to the oven for 20 to 30 seconds. This softens the chocolate a bit, and even when it re-sets the Kiss stays softer.
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