Peanut butter blossoms have always been our favorite treat on the holiday cookie plate. They are incredibly simple to make and are the ideal chocolate and peanut butter balance. In addition, their glittery exteriors make them attractive!
Our recipe uses butter instead of shortening, resulting in incredibly soft and buttery results. You’ll adore this trade and the lovely outcomes! When served with sugar cookies and your other favorite Christmas goodies, these will be a hit!
Peanut Butter Blossoms: What Are They?
Let us introduce you to peanut butter blossoms if you have yet to taste one. These are sugar-coated, soft peanut butter cookies with chocolate kiss candies on top. Yes, cookies are perfectly shaped!
Peanut Blossoms were inducted into the Pillsbury Bake-Off Hall of Fame in 1999, earning them long overdue acclaim as a tribute to the most well-liked recipes from the competition. We’ve been baking these peanut butter blossom cookies for years, and they always turn out well.
What You Require to Make This Recipe?
The following are the main components of our incredibly soft peanut butter blossoms recipe:
In this recipe, we use full butter instead of shortening, as called for in many recipes. Compared to a cookie made with shortening, the butter adds a richer, deeper flavor. Compared to those produced with shortening, these interiors are far softer and more melt-in-your-mouth.
Use of the natural/sugar-free peanut butter that separates is not advised. Sadly, the cookies will not bake up the same and will often become crumbly and dry. Continue using traditional peanut butter.
If no sparkling sugar was covered on these cookies, they would be incomplete. Although the granules are coarser, we prefer organic cane sugar, but conventional granulated sugar will also work. To add depth of flavor and a delightful chewy texture, we’ll combine light brown sugar and granulated sugar inside the cookies.
The key to soft cookies that retain their shape is cornstarch! We use it in whipped shortbread and a ton of other recipes.
Traditional Hershey’s Kisses are milk chocolate, but dark chocolate or almost any other flavor works well, too.
Method for making peanut butter blossoms
Mix the moist ingredients
Beat the sugars and butter together, then mix in the peanut butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until completely incorporated.
Include the desiccated
In another basin, mix the dry ingredients; gradually stir into the wet components. As necessary, scrape down the bowls bottom and sides.
Remain Calm and Roll
After at least 30 minutes of covering and chilling the dough in the refrigerator, scoop the dough into two teaspoon-sized balls. Before putting the dough on a cookie sheet coated with parchment, roll it in sugar.
Bake, Garnish, and Savor!
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Take out of the oven and press Hershey Kisses into the middle. Before consuming, allow the baking sheet to cool completely!
Some Tips for this Recipe
- Before baking the cookies, unwrap the kisses. The cookies need to be both 1) incredibly soft and 2) hot for the chocolate kisses to adhere to them.
- One sheet at a time, bake. We advise baking one sheet at a time for all of our cookie recipes, but it’s especially crucial for this one.
- Remove the cookies from the baking pan as soon as possible. If you don’t, the kisses will begin to melt due to the heat from the hot cookie sheet!
- Allow them to cool off completely. For the peanut butter blossom cookies’ kisses to be fully set, they must cool for a few hours.
Guidelines for Storing
The cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to four days. Store the jar in a cool, dry location to prevent the chocolate kisses from melting or becoming overly soft. Cookies should not be kept in the refrigerator. They’ll become parched.
Are Peanut Butter Blossoms Freezer Friendly?
Ensure the peanut butter blossoms are fully cold and have firm kisses before freezing them. Arrange the cookies in an airtight receptacle in a single layer. Put a piece of wax or parchment paper on top of the bottom layer if you need to create two layers. Place cookies on top of one more layer. For a maximum of two months, freeze and seal the cookies. The cookies can also be frozen in freezer bags; just be careful not to place anything on them when freezing. You wish to avoid smashing the kisses.
Peanut butter blossoms are a monument to the timeless strength of tradition and simplicity in the broad world of cookies. From their modest beginnings to the enormous recognition they currently get, these cookies have come to represent coziness, fond memories, and the pleasure of sharing. Peanut butter blossoms continue to entice palates and hearts worldwide, whether indulged in during the holidays, as an after-school snack or as a token of affection.