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Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms

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Peanut Blossoms
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Course: Filled Cookies, Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. Pure bliss! The original milk chocolate kisses are traditional, but you can use any one of the many flavors of Hershey’s Kisses and hugs (or mix them up!). You can’t go wrong with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.


  • 1 (8-ounce) bag Hershey’s Kisses

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • additional granulated sugar (regular is fine, but you can use colored sugars)


  • Pre-heat oven to 375F. Remove candy wrappers and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter until well blended. Add the 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and all of the brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the additional granulated sugar; place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately place kiss on top of each cookie, pressing down so cookie cracks around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


  • Adapted from the original recipe by Freda F. Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio, who was a runner-up in the 1957 Grand National Pillsbury Bake-Off. These cookies have since become a national treasure in the US. Read the full story here.



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(example: Sue in LA)

I made a triple batch. came out with over 120 cookies. They look lovely!!!!
- Maggie

They were so easy to make, very good!!
- Nancy in South Carolina

These are absolutely amazing!!! I love making them, and eating them!!
- Baker in PA

My grandma used to make these when I was little. This is the first time I've made them myself and they turned out great!! I think I made them a little big because I only got 36 cookies instead of 48...now I have a dozen unwrapped kisses that I've got to eat!
- Kellie in Florida

LOVE these cookies! I made them as a kid with my mom and was so tickled to find the recipe again. Made this last year with my daughters and they chose them to make again this year. Definately one of our favorites!
- Jess in Racine, WI

Love these cookies, my kids just love them. Would like to make every year. 😊
- sarah in Stockton California

Always a favorite. Going to trying with caramel and almond kisses
- Elizabeth in Chicago

Great family favorite! These disappear first from the cookie plate!
- A Baker

D E L I C I O U S Cookies +10
- Marion in Canada (Ontario)
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