These easy peanut butter blossoms are the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The peanut butter cookie base is simple to make and has less butter and sugar compared to most peanut butter cookie recipes. However, the base is FULL of peanut butter; top with a chocolate kiss and you have a great peanut butter blossom cookie!
– 1 cup (253g) natural peanut butter – 2 Tbsp unsalted butter – 1/2 cup (67g) loosely packed brown sugar, light or dark – 1 large egg, room temperature – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 cup (39g) white whole wheat flour (or AP or whole wheat) – 1 tsp salt – 1 tsp baking soda – 15 Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Cream peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar in a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer. 3. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl to ensure even mixing. 4. In a small bowl, whisk flour, salt, and baking soda. 5. Pour dry ingredients into stand mixer or large bowl with wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
6. Using a medium ice cream scoop or tablespoon, scoop dough (~2 Tbsp size) and space evenly onto baking sheet, ~2″ apart. 7. Roll scoops of dough into balls and gently press the tops of each ball with your fingers to flatten. 8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. 9. Peel chocolate kiss wrappers while cookies bake. 10. Once cookies come out of the oven, immediately press one kiss onto each cookie. 11. Let cool and enjoy!