In my opinion, peanut butter blossoms are the the best holiday cookie of all time. This recipe for classic peanut butter blossoms is really hard to beat. They have a soft chewy center, loads of peanut butter flavor; and who doesn’t love the chocolate kiss on the top?

About this recipe

Every year, my sister, Becky makes a variety of the holiday cookies for our annual family holiday party. This includes everything from buckeyes to biscotti and even those cute melted snowmen cookies you see on Pinterest.

However, her cookie recipe for classic peanut butter blossoms is my all time favorite. Seeing how I live in Colorado, she has willingly shared this recipe with me so I can enjoy these tasty cookies. So, if you’re looking for the perfect holiday cookie recipe, add this recipe to your list. I promise that your entire family will fall in love with these delicious cookies. They really are the best!

Healthyish Peanut Buter Blossoms by Becky

Storage

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container on the countertop. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days. You can also freeze these cookies for 30-60 days. Just make sure the cookies are in an airtight bag or container. I also like to separate the layers with wax paper. This helps prevent them from freezing together. Looking for more holiday cookie recipes? Try my plant-based pumpkin cookies or my plant-based peanut butter cookies. 

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

This classic peanut butter blossom cookie recipe is the perfect holiday cookie. Easy to make and delicious, you have to try these homemade cookies.
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups AP flour, all purpose
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 48 Hershey kisses – unwrapped

Equipment

  • cookie tray
  • 2 mixing bowls

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the shortening and peanut butter.
  • Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/3 cup light brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
  • Add 1 egg, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    Next, you will slowly mix this into your peanut butter mixture until everything is well blended.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Then, roll them in granulated sugar. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly browned.
  • Once the cookies are fully baked, remove them from the oven and immediately press one chocolate kiss into the center of the cookie. They will slightly melt and adhere to the cookie as they cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 12servings, Calories: 1189kcal, Carbohydrates: 124g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 72g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Monounsaturated Fat: 25g, Trans Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 1452mg, Potassium: 486mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 74g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 249mg, Iron: 5mg