This may be a recipe that I first made in Home Ec class. The only thing I remember for sure was that it was love at first bite. I adore chocolate and peanut butter together, and the texture is great with a creamy blob of chocolate topping the chewy peanut butter cookie. I’m not the only one who loves these cookies. My daughter and I added them to our usual biscotti line up for the pre-Christmas markets while we were farmers market vendors. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies were always the first to sell out, and they brought out so many nostalgic stories from the market crowd.
Hershey’s kisses can be difficult to find in some parts of the world. I made these while I was in Poland, without chocolate kisses. I just pushed a small square of chocolate from a bar into the top of the warm cookie. The appearance may have suffered a little, but not the flavor.
These are so easy to make that Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a good choice for baking with kids.
Much sweeeter than Polish baked goods, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies were always a hit with our Polish friends.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)
- About 7 dozen Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 375
- Beat 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs
- Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls
- Roll in additional granulated sugar
- Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until edges are light brown
- Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie
- Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.
Lois – these are an absolute favorite from my childhood. Once I made them and tried to “fancy them up” by using chunks of Belgian dark chocolate and I was so disappointed! That gave me my rule: don’t mess with childhood favorites! Marry Christmas – we will be missing the services this year at St. Philip’s but you will understand why soon! 🙂
Hi David, good advice, not to mess with a classic. I felt that way in a Spanish restaurant in San Diego. The chef tried to make my old favorites too chef-y.
Your last comment sounds very mysterious . I look forward to meeting in person!
I can attest just how delicious these treats are and how lucky we were you gifted us with a bag from the Farmer’s Market. They did not last long and now I can recreate them for myself. Thanks Lois!