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Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter blossom recipe, peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss baked in the center.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate blossoms, chocolate peanut butter cookies, peanut butter blossoms
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 117kcal
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, very soft (2 sticks)
  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 dozen foil-wrapped chocolate kisses, unwrapped ~ I use Hershey's
  • Granulated sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375º.  Sift together flour, baking soda and salt ~ set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and peanut butter until well blended.  Add 1 cup each of granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping down with a spatula as needed.  Stir in flour on low speed, a little at a time, until well combined.  Mix with a spatula to make sure all the flour is combined.
  • Shape into 5 dozen balls, using a level tablespoon of dough for each.  Roll each ball in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.  Bake 9 minutes, remove from oven and gently press kisses into tops of cookies.  Return to oven for another 3 minutes.  (My original recipe says 8 minutes and then 2 minutes ~ not long enough in my oven.  Cookies should be lightly golden and not raw.)
  • Let cookies cool on pan for 2 minutes and then carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Notes

Just like the name, these are a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss baked in the middle.  Pretty simple, although baking is always a bit involved and cumbersome to me.  You form the dough into balls, roll in sugar, bake for several minutes and then pop a kiss on top and bake a couple more minutes.  After they cool, biting into one of these with the melted kiss and savory peanut butter cookie is heavenly and highly addictive.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg