These cute peanut butter blossom cookies are also known as Hershey Kiss peanut butter cookies because the “blossom” is a chocolate kiss that goes oh-so-well with peanut butter.
Dress these blossom cookies any way you want – get creative.
Hershey Kiss peanut butter cookie is a thing of beauty all on its own, but you can dress it up to match the theme of your party, too.
Hershey makes seasonal kisses that can be used, or you can make a few special touches of your own.
Instead of rolling the balls in granulated sugar, use:
- sprinkles the color of your party theme or holiday
- coarse sparkling sugar in the party theme color
- colored decorator’s sugar
- pearl sugar
Here’s how to make sparkling sugar in any color:
Here are a few ideas:
Peanut Butter Star Cookies
Peanut butter star cookies are a blossom cookie with a chocolate rosette or Rosebud chocolate in the center (instead of a Hershey Kiss).
These festive Christmas Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies use colored sprinkles in red and green and seasonal Hershey Kisses chocolates. Perfect for a plate of Christmas cookies.
For Easter you can find candy-coated chocolate eggs just the right size to replace the Hershey Kisses and give the blossom cookie a festive feel. Kids love them!
Instead of a chocolate, use a Malteser. Add candy eyes and pipe chocolate legs, and you have a spider cookie!
And now . . . the basic recipe.
After all those ideas, how will you decorate them?
- 1/2 c sugar + 1/4 c for decorating, if using
- 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 c shortening
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ c flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 24 Hershey Chocolate Kisses
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Cream sugars, shortening, peanut butter and egg.
- In a separate bowl or sifter, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then blend into peanut butter mixture.
- Scoop dough and roll into a small ball about 1/2". (The dough will double in size while baking, and the cookies look better when they are slightly bigger than the Hershey Kisses.)
- Put 1/4 c sugar in a small bowl and roll cookie dough in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. (Can cover with parchment paper.)
- Bake for 8 minutes or until set with the edges just barely browning. (If you cook them too long, they will be too hard to press the Hershey Kisses into them and they will definitely have cracks.)
- Unwrap Hershey chocolates while cookies are baking, if necessary.
- As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, press a chocolate (flat side down) into the center of each cookie. DO NOT press them right to the bottom, just enough for them to stay. Cookies will probably crack around the edges, that's fine.
- Let them set for a minute. Then lift onto rack to cool completely. (When lifting, make sure you have the cookie spatula under whole cookie. These are top heavy and will tumble off head-first if the spatula isn't firmly underneath.)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g
We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
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