Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms With Hershey’s Kisses

by Alli

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses are a beloved holiday treat that has been enjoyed for generations. These cookies are a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, with a soft and chewy texture that is sure to please any sweet tooth and is perfect for the holiday season. 

This Peanut Butter Kiss cookie recipe is simple and easy to follow, making it a great option for both novice and experienced bakers alike.

Essential Ingredients

When it comes to making Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses, there are a few essential ingredients that are required to make the perfect cookie. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in the texture, flavor, and appearance of the cookie.

overhead photo of ingredients needed to make classic peanut butter blossoms with Hershey's Kisses

Peanut Butter & Softened Butter

The star of these cookies is undoubtedly the peanut butter. It is what gives the cookie its nutty flavor and moist texture. When choosing a peanut butter, it is essential to select a creamy, smooth peanut butter that is not too oily. Natural peanut butter can be used, but it may affect the texture and flavor of the cookie.

Hershey’s Kisses

The classic Hershey’s Kiss is what makes these cookies so iconic. The milk chocolate center pairs perfectly with the peanut butter flavor.

Flour and Baking Soda

The flour and leavening agents are what give the cookie its structure and lift. All-purpose flour is used in this recipe, and baking soda is used as the leavening agent. Measure the flour accurately and do not overmix the dough to prevent the cookies from becoming tough.


Both granulated sugar and brown sugar are used in this recipe. The granulated sugar adds sweetness, while the brown sugar adds a hint of caramel flavor and helps keep the cookies moist. Measure the sugars accurately and don’t overmix the dough to prevent the cookies from spreading too much.

Eggs and Vanilla Extract

The eggs and vanilla extract are used to add flavor and moisture to the cookie.  Make sure you use room-temperature eggs and high-quality vanilla extract for the best results. 

Overall, each ingredient is essential in creating the perfect Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses. By using high-quality ingredients and following the recipe carefully, anyone can make these iconic cookies at home.

Baking Tools and Equipment

To make Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses, you will need some basic baking tools and equipment. Here are some essential items that will make your baking process smoother and more efficient:

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Accurate measurements are crucial in baking. A set of measuring cups and spoons is essential to ensure that you add the right amount of each ingredient. Make sure to use dry measuring cups for dry ingredients and liquid measuring cups for wet ingredients.

Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls are used to combine ingredients and mix them thoroughly. It’s best to have a variety of sizes so that you can use the appropriate size for the amount of ingredients you’re working with.

For this recipe, I use the bowl of my stand mixer and a medium-sized bowl to mix the flour and baking soda in before adding to the wet ingredients. 

Electric Mixer

An electric mixer is a great tool to have, especially when making dough or batter. It saves time and effort and ensures that the ingredients are mixed evenly. I like to use my stand mixer. 

However, if you don’t have an electric mixer, you can still make Peanut Butter Blossoms by using a wooden spoon or a hand-held whisk.

Baking Sheets

Baking sheets are used to bake cookies, and they come in various sizes. Make sure to line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent the cookies from sticking.

Cooling Rack

A cooling rack is used to cool the cookies after they are baked. It allows air to circulate and will prevent them from becoming soggy.

Hershey’s Kisses

Finally, you will need Hershey’s Kisses to top off your Peanut Butter Blossoms. Make sure to have enough on hand, as they tend to disappear quickly!

Preparation Steps

Mix The Dough

To make Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms With Hershey’s Kisses, the first step is to mix the dough.

In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until it’s light and fluffy.

butter and sugar before creaming together in a mixing bowl

Then, add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

eggs mixed into a creamed mixture of butter and sugar in a glass mixing bowl

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

flour and baking soda added to peanut butter cookie dough in glass mixing bowl

Mix until a smooth dough forms.

smooth peanut butter cookie dough in mixing bowl

Chill in the fridge for about an hour. The dough will become easier to work with. 

Shape the Cookies

Once the dough is mixed, it’s time to shape the cookies. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll them in granulated sugar until they are fully coated. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. 

peanut butter cookie balls on baking sheet lined with a silicone pad

Baking Process

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown.

peanut butter cookies on baking sheet, baked and ready to add Hershey's Kisses

While the cookies are baking, unwrap the Hershey Kisses and place them in the freezer. 

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Adding Hershey’s Kisses

Once the cookies have cooled for 5 minutes, it’s time to add the Hershey’s Kisses. Place a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie and press down lightly. 

peanut butter blossoms with Hershey kisses in the middle

Serving and Storage

Serving Suggestions

This Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe with Hershey’s Kisses is a delightful treat that can be served at any time of the day. They are perfect for a quick snack, dessert, or as a party treat.

These cookies are best served warm or at room temperature. The Hershey’s Kisses on top of the cookies add a nice touch of chocolate flavor. 

overhead photo of classic peanut butter blossoms with Hershey Kisses

To enhance the flavor of these cookies, you can serve them with a glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee. You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the warm cookies to make a delicious dessert.

Storage Tips

To keep Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. These cookies can be stored for up to a week. If you want to store them for a longer period, you can freeze them for up to three months.

When freezing the cookies, make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. To thaw the cookies, remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

It is important to note that the texture of the cookies may change slightly after being frozen. They may become slightly softer or crumbly. However, the flavor will still be delicious.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

When making Peanut Butter Blossoms, there are a few common mistakes that can easily be avoided with some attention to detail. Here are some tips to ensure your cookies turn out perfectly every time:

  1. Overbaking: One of the most common mistakes when making Peanut Butter Blossoms is overbaking the cookies. It’s important to remember that the cookies will continue to cook even after they are removed from the oven. To avoid this mistake, set a timer for the minimum recommended baking time and check the cookies regularly. The cookies should be lightly golden brown on the bottom and still slightly soft to the touch when they are done.
  2. Using the wrong type of peanut butter: Not all peanut butter is created equal. It can affect the texture and taste of your cookies. It’s best to use a good brand of creamy peanut butter. 
  3. Not chilling the dough: Chilling the dough is an important step in making Peanut Butter Blossoms. It helps the cookies keep their shape and prevents them from spreading too much during baking. If you skip this step, your cookies may end up flat and crispy instead of soft and chewy.
  4. Placing the Hershey’s Kisses too soon: It’s important to wait until the cookies have cooled slightly before placing the Hershey’s Kisses on top. If you place them too soon, they will melt and lose their shape. Wait until the cookies have cooled for about 5 minutes before gently pressing the Hershey’s Kisses into the center of each cookie.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that your Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms with Hershey’s Kisses turn out perfectly every time. Happy baking!

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Yield: 25-30

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms With Hershey's Kisses

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms stacked on a serving plate

Peanut Butter Blossoms are a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, with a soft and chewy texture.

Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 2 minutes


  • 3/4 Cup smooth peanut butter
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup white granulated sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 25-30 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses


  1. Mix peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl. Add the two types of sugar. Beat with a mixer until combined.
  2. Add the egg and also vanilla extract. Mix on low until incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth dough forms. At first, add 2/3 of the flour to assess the density of the dough. If it is too sticky and wet, add the remaining flour.
  4. Knead into a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. The dough will become easier to work with.
  5. Preheat the oven to 370º F. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter and roll them in sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment, about two inches apart. Place in the oven and bake for about 12-13 minutes. Meanwhile, unwrap and place the Hershey's Chocolate Kisses in the freezer.
  6. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes. Place a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie and lightly press. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. Store the cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 16mgSodium 92mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 3g

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