How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter blossoms are a kind of cookie that is made with peanut butter and Hershey's kisses. In this article we will tell you how to make these mouth-watering cookies.
Tastessence Staff
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Peanut butter blossoms are also called peanut butter kiss cookies and Hershey kiss cookies. The cookie is made out of peanut butter and the Hershey's kisses are pressed on center of the peanut butter cookies, immediately after baking, while it is still hot. They are a great hit among kids as well as adults. Peanut butter blossoms are one of the best peanut butter cookies one can eat.

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

Baking peanut butter kisses are quite easy as they require very less ingredients and can be prepared quickly.

Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • Butter, 100 g.
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Smooth peanut butter, ½ cup
  • Demerara sugar, ½ cup
  • Vanilla bean, 1
  • Large egg, 1
  • Milk, 2 tbsp.
  • Hershey's kisses, 5 dozen
Method

Using an electric mixer, whisk together the butter, sugar, peanut butter, and demerara sugar until they are thoroughly combined. Now add the egg and milk and whisk again. Slit the vanilla bean length wise and scrap out its inner gooey portion and add to the egg and butter mixture.

Sift the all-purpose flour with the baking soda and salt and gradually add this to the electric mixer, mixing thoroughly. Add a bit more milk if you find the mixture too dry. Remove the mixture into a chopping board and work the dough with your hand until you get a smooth consistency. Refrigerate the cookie dough for about and hour to let it set. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease it lightly with some butter. Preheat the oven to 350ºC. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and shape it into 1 inch small balls. Flatten the balls with the heels of your hand and place them about 2 inches apart in the baking tray. Bake them for about 6 to 7 minutes until the peanut butter blossoms are brown and cooked through. Remove from the oven immediately after it is done and lightly press a Hershey's kisses into the center of each cookie. Return them to the oven and bake for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Low-fat Peanut Butter Blossoms

This low-fat recipe calls for a chunky peanut butter that has flaxseed oil added to it to make it more nutritious. We also use Hershey's dark chocolate kisses instead of milk chocolate to get the benefits of dark chocolate. Using whole wheat pastry flour instead of regular all-purpose flour increase the fiber content of peanut butter kisses.

Ingredients
  • Chunky peanut butter, 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar, ⅔ cup
  • Large egg, 1
  • Whole wheat pastry flour, ⅓ cup
  • Hershey's dark chocolate kisses, 24
Method

In an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, sugar, and egg until it is light and fluffy. Gradually sift in the whole wheat flour and whisk all the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. Pull the mixture out on a clean chopping board and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Put this cookie dough in a small bowl and cover with a cling film. Refrigerate the cookie dough for about an hour and then roll the dough with your hands to make small balls. Preheat the oven to 350ºC and grease a baking tray with vegetable oil. Place the cookies on the greased baking tray and bake in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes till they turn brown. Remove the tray from the oven once the cookies are done and immediately press a Hershey's dark chocolate kiss on each cookie. Allow the peanut butter blossom cookies to cool by placing them in a wire rack.