Peanut Butter Blossoms

This recipe used the old-fashioned Hershey’s Kisses, but consider trying one of the new versions: caramel filled, almond, Hershey’s Hugs, or your own favorite.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 48 Chocolate Kisses
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Remove foil from Kisses.
  • Beat shortening, butter, and peanut butter in a large bowl until very well blended. Beat in sugars, egg, milk, and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until well blended. Shape into 1" balls.
  • Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8–10 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and immediately press a Kiss firmly in the center of each cookie. The sides will crack, but this is part of the charm of the cookie. Allow to cool completely.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 48 Chocolate Kisses
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Remove foil from Kisses.
  • Beat shortening, butter, and peanut butter in a large bowl until very well blended. Beat in sugars, egg, milk, and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until well blended. Shape into 1" balls.
  • Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8–10 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and immediately press a Kiss firmly in the center of each cookie. The sides will crack, but this is part of the charm of the cookie. Allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories120
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium90mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars6g
Protein3g