Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with Chocolate, also known as Hershey’s Kiss Cookies, is a classic cookie recipe that features a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s kiss pressed into the center.
The cookie dough is made with peanut butter, flour, sugar, and eggs, giving it a rich and nutty flavor. The chocolate kiss on top adds a nice balance of sweet and salty flavors and adds a lovely texture.
These cookies are typically made by rolling spoonfuls of dough into balls, then rolling them in sugar before baking.
After they come out of the oven, a chocolate kiss is pressed into the center of each cookie while still warm, allowing the chocolate to slightly melt and create a delicious gooey center.
This cookie is a great addition to any cookie platters, parties, or as a sweet treat to have at home. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with chocolate can be made in advance, store well in an airtight container, and freeze well too.
A Little History of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with Chocolate, also known as Hershey’s Kiss Cookies, is a classic American cookie recipe that has been around for decades.
The recipe for these cookies first appeared on the back of the Hershey’s chocolate kiss packaging in the late 1950’s and have been a favorite ever since.
The use of peanut butter in baked goods can be dated back to the early 20th century, when it first became a popular ingredient in America. Its popularity was due to a number of reasons, including its taste and the fact that it was a relatively cheap source of protein, especially during the Great Depression.
As a result, peanut butter became a staple ingredient in American kitchens and was often used in a variety of recipes, including cookies.
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a classic one, dating back to the early days of mass-produced chocolate in America. Peanut butter and chocolate have been paired together in various forms, including candy bars and ice cream, as well as baked goods like cookies and cakes.
It is also a simple recipe, easy to make and adaptable, that’s why it has been popular for decades, and it’s still a classic and beloved recipe.
Preheat the oven
to 175°C (350°F) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla extract.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Roll the dough into 2.5 cm (1-inch) balls and roll them in granulated sugar.
Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between them.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each cookie.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!