Peanut Butter Blossoms

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From BH&G Biggest Book of Cookies. I made these tonight after cries of "What's for dessert?" They're all gone. For an extra little treat, make these with the new Hershey's Kisses filled with caramel. YUM! YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In your electric mixer's bowl, beat the shortening and peanut butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds, or until well combined.
  3. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Beat until well combined and"fluffy", occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl.
  5. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until well combined.
  6. Beat in the flour.
  7. You may stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon if your mixer doesn't get it all.
  8. Shape cookie dough into one inch balls.
  9. Roll the balls (individually) in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  10. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned.
  12. Do not overbake.
  13. Immediately press a Hershey's Kiss into the center of each cookie.
  14. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  15. After cooling, hide them from your children, or you won't get any.
Most Helpful

What can I say that hasn't been said already. I HAD a recipe that I always used, but couldn't find it. So, I searched here and found this one. My LAST recipe EVER for these. These are excellent. I refrigerated the dough overnight for time reasons on my part and they turned out good. I made a double batch and got about 125 cookies out of the recipe. I used chocolate stars because that is how my mom always made the blossoms. Plus, I subbed soy milk for the regular milk because DH can't have milk. All in all, great recipe. Thank you.

Becky in Wisconsin December 24, 2010

Excellent! Did one cup white flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat, and couldn't tell at all. Made way less cookies than I thought, I would recommend making 1/2 - 3/4 in balls, they do spread quite a bit. So amazingly delicious though, hard to not eat them all while the kisses are soft and melty :-)

redneck naturalist December 23, 2010

PERFECTION! We made these exactly as directed using Dark Chocolate Hershey's Kisses and doubling the recipe. They were the perfect compliment to the rest of our cookies on our Holiday cookie trays. Thank you!!

Girle December 16, 2010