Peanut Blossoms (aka Peanut Butter Kisses)


This was always one of my daughter’s favorite cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate combined together. What’s not to love?

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Extra sugar for dipping
  • 48 chocolate kisses, unwrapped


  1. Combine all ingredients, except extra sugar and kisses, with an electric mixer at low speed, till a stiff dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  3. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Immediately top with kisses, pressing down firmly.
  6. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely before storing.


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