Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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Delicious Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (AKA Peanut Butter Blossoms) are soft, chewy peanut butter cookies topped with a tasty Hershey’s Kiss! Everyone LOVES this yummy, simple cookie recipe.

This is one of our favorite cookie recipes to take to cookie exchanges and parties because everyone loves them! Some of our other favorites include M&M cookies, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, and Sugar Cookies.

peanut butter blossom cookies on a red dish towel

What do you call these cookies?

These tasty little cookies go by several different names—Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, Hershey Kiss Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms… Whatever you want to call them, they’re a classic favorite, and we’ve been making them as long as I can remember, along with our Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!

The peanut butter cookie is rolled in a little bit of sugar, giving it a nice crystalized outside and soft and chewy inside. Then as soon as they come out of the oven, you pop on a chocolate Hershey’s Kiss which of course make them irresistible (if you’re a fan of PB and chocolate, you know exactly what I mean).

Try these kiss cookies/peanut butter blossoms/whatever you want to call them for yourself, and see how easy they are!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie dough on a sheet pan

ultra simple to make

It’s hard not to love the peanut butter and chocolate combo in these cookies, but we especially love that they are so simple too! Here is how to make them…

WET INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, beat both sugars, peanut butter, butter, and egg, until well blended. Note: Both butter or margarine work with this recipe, but we like to use butter.

DRY INGREDIENTS. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms.

ROLL DOUGH. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

BAKE. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.

KISSES. Immediately press 1 kiss in the center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.

Tip: Refrigerate dough prior to baking-cold dough helps keep them from spreading. It will also give a nicely done outside while leaving the center soft and chewy.

Hershey Kiss Cookies on a red dish towel

Storing and freezing

How to store hershey kiss cookies: Peanut Butter Kiss cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container (at room temperature) for about 5 days.  

Can peanut butter blossoms be frozen? Yes the cookies can be frozen. Let them cool completely before freezing. Place cookies in airtight container and freeze for up to 6 months.

Can the cookie dough be frozen? Peanut Butter cookie dough CAN be frozen ahead of time. Place dough balls on a cookie sheet to flash freeze them. Freeze for about 2 hours or until the outside has become frozen. Place balls in an airtight freezer safe container. Safely freeze for 4-6 months.

To Bake: remove the desired number of dough balls. Allow to thaw on a cookie sheet. Bake according to recipe and top with a hershey kiss.  

For more chocolate + Peanut butter treats, check out:

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

5 from 10 votes

Delicious Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (aka Peanut Butter Blossoms) are soft, chewy cookies with peanut butter goodness and topped with a tasty chocolate-y Hershey's Kiss!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 109 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 36 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat both sugars, peanut butter, butter and egg until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms.

  2. Shape dough into -inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  3. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately press 1 kiss in the center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.

Recipe from Betty Crocker.

Author

Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love these cookies! They are one of my favorites for Christmas. I doubled the batch to have some to share with friends. The recipe is easy to follow, and I usually have most of the ingredients in the house!

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are always made for our cookie exchaNge. Peanut butter and chocolate. WherE can yoU go wrong with that combination?

  3. 5 stars
    These are the cookies we make for Santa every year and lOVe them!! I enjoy making them other times too! I love peanut butter and chocolate. Great recipe