3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

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3-ingredient peanut butter blossoms are a wonderfully easy recipe to make when you want a healthier dessert recipe, especially during the holiday season!


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  • 1 cup (286g) natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (116g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 16 chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix with a rubber spatula or electric hand mixer (you can also use a stand mixer) until smooth and light brown in color, ~1-2 minutes.
  4. Using a Tablespoon or small cookie scoop, roll 1-inch cookie dough balls and place ~2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Using 2-3 fingers, gently press down on each dough ball to slightly flatten. You want them to be just flat enough to place a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie!
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown and firm.
  7. Unwrap chocolate kisses while cookies bake.
  8. As soon as cookies are removed from oven, place unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!


  • STORING: Store these 3-ingredient peanut butter blossoms in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 4 days. These cookies also freeze well so you can store them in the freezer for up to 2 months!
  • SERVING: These cookies are delicious fresh out of the oven but also onced they've cooled to room temperature. The peanut butter flavor intensifies as they cool!
  • MAKING AHEAD: Since peanut butter cookies are a classic during the holiday season, you can absolutely make these ahead of time. I would make them no more than 1 month ahead of time, store them in an airtight container, and freeze until you're ready to eat them! I would let them thaw at room temperature for a day before enjoying.
  • I highly recommend using natural peanut butter (the peanut butter should have a layer of oil at the top of the jar and the ingredients should just read "peanuts" or "peanuts, salt.") It's going to be more oily and result in deliciously tender peanut butter cookies!
  • The peanut butter cookie dough should hold together as you roll it into balls. If it's crumbly or doesn't stick together, I would add a Tablespoon or two of more peanut butter until the dough holds together!
  • The dough may not look like it's going to hold together when you start mixing the ingredients together but it will! You want to mix it for ~30-60 seconds and a dough will form.
  • I mix the peanut butter dough with just a rubber spatula, but you can definitely use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer if you prefer.
  • I like to bake these peanut butter cookies closer to 8 minutes and let them continue cooking as they cool for a softer cookie. If you prefer crunchier cookies, I would bake them closer to 10 minutes (depending on the strength of your oven)!
  • Unwrap the chocolate kisses as the cookies bake so they're ready to go when the cookies come out of the oven!
  • I recommend doubling or even tripling this recipe if making them for cookie exchanges, a Christmas cookie platter, or you just love peanut butter kiss cookies!
  • If you like a little texture in your peanut blossoms, you can use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter!
  • You can use any sort of chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie! Since these are a classic cookie commonly found on those amazing Christmas cookie platters, you can get festive with the holiday-themed kisses (or stick with the classic milk chocolate Hershey's kisses!).
  • Using almond or cashew butter would be a fun twist on these eacy peanut butter cookies.
  • For a stronger peanut butter and less sweet flavor in this cookies, you can use 1/3 cup brown sugar instead of 1/2 cup.