In my opinion, peanut butter blossoms are by far the the best holiday cookie. They have that soft chewy center, loads of peanut butter flavor; and who doesn’t love the chocolate kiss on the top?

Every year my sister Becky makes loads of the holiday cookies for our family get together. Everything from buckeyes to biscotti and even those cute melted snowmen cookies.

However, her classic peanut butter blossoms are my all time favorite. (insert drool face) Seeing how I live in Colorado, she was willing to share the recipe with me this year. So, if you’re looking for a tasty cookie recipe to add to your holiday dessert table, try baking up these classic peanut butter blossoms. They really are the best!

Healthyish Peanut Buter Blossoms by Becky

Looking for more holiday cookies? Try my plant-based pumpkin cookies or my plant-based peanut butter cookies. 

Healthyish Peanut Butter Blossoms by Becky

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

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  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 48 Hershey kisses – unwrapped


  • cookie tray
  • 2 mixing bowls


  • 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.