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


  • 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


  • 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.