Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Baking for the upcoming holiday season? Let my recipe for Perfect Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies lead the way to a yummy Christmas!
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 1 cup peanut butter smooth
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp Watkins Baking Vanilla
- 1/4 cup white sugar for rolling
- 2 bags Hershey Kisses candy unwrapped
Preheat oven to 350F.
In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, and sugars with paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. (You want it to feel smooth... like all the sugar has dissolved into the butters.)
Add eggs and baking vanilla to the dough, and allow to mix in thoroughly.
Meanwhile, sift together the flour, soda, and salt. Add to dough slowly. When the dough is just incorporated, remove bowl from stand mixer.
Use a 1" scoop for size, then roll balls of dough gently in hands until smooth. Roll dough in sugar until fully coated, then line up on baking sheet with 2 inches space between cookies. Bake for 8 minutes. Immediately upon removing from oven, gently press a Hershey Kiss candy into the center of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool on sheet for 5-6 minutes, then gently remove using a small, thin spatula onto cooling rack until fully cool & chocolate hardens back up.