These peanut butter blossoms are such a nostalgic classic! Soft peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s chocolate kiss— who can resist that?

peanut butter blossom cookies are a nostalgic classic

Peanut butter blossom cookies are one of my favorite treats from when I was younger. They seemed to show up at every potluck and almost all holiday cookie platters. And I had no complaint! I couldn’t resist the simple combination of peanut butter and chocolate. and that’s till true today.

This is just Hershey’s classic recipe, but I figured it was still worth sharing. Consider this a little reminder to bake yourself a batch, whether these are a favorite of yours too, or you’ve never had the pleasure. These peanut butter blossoms are soft and tender, with a nice crunch from the sugar coating, and a delicious chocolate kiss in the middle of each one.

Making peanut butter blossom cookie dough

A Classic Recipe

There’s nothing fancy about these cookies— it’s a simple straightforward (but still delicious!) peanut butter cookie recipe with a Hershey’s kiss candy in the center. You’ll need basic cookie ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter. And chocolate kisses, of course.

Can I use other candy instead of a Hershey’s Kiss?

Yes! This recipe works with just about any small bite-sized chocolate candy. Rolos, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Dove chocolates, Hershey’s kisses in other flavors are just a few examples. If it’s small enough to fit in the center of the cookie, you can use it!

peanut butter cookies with a hershey's kiss

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  1. Prepare cookie dough according to recipe instructions (below).
  2. Portion into rounds and roll in sugar.
  3. Place on prepared sheet pan and bake at 375°F just until cookie is puffed and starts to crack, about 10 minutes.
  4. As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place chocolate kiss (or other chocolate candy) in the center, pressing down slightly.
  5. Let cookies cool before serving.

Peanut butter blossom cookies fresh from the oven

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This recipe was originally published January 2012.

peanut butter blossom cookies are a nostalgic classic
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
An absolute classic! Soft peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey's chocolate kiss.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (113 grams)
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, crunchy or creamy (185 grams)
  • cup packed light or dark brown sugar (75 grams)
  • cup granulated sugar (80 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (2 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (2 grams)
  • 24 Hershey’s chocolate kisses , unwrapped
  • About ⅓ cup granulated sugar , for rolling cookies (75 grams)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat together on medium high speed until light and creamy, about 4-5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. Roll dough by the tablespoon into a ball and roll the ball in sugar until it is coated completely. Place on the prepared sheet pan about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake until cookies are beginning to crack on the surface and the bottoms just begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Immediately after removing cookies from the oven, place a Hershey’s kiss in the center of each cookie, pressing it down gently. Let sit on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Adapted from Hershey's.
Calories: 95kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 72mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 64IU, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Annalise Sandberg
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