Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossoms
These simple peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s kiss are a classic Christmas treat in many American households.
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These simple peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey's kiss are a classic Christmas treat in many American households. This recipe comes from test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin, who grew up making them each year with her mother and sister.

Yield: makes about 40

Ingredients

  • 1 <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cups flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tsp. baking soda
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>3</sub> cup peanut butter
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 40 unwrapped Hershey's Kisses

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. Combine peanut butter and butter in a large bowl; beat on medium-high with a hand mixer until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add half the sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy, 3 minutes more. Add vanilla and egg; beat until combined, about 2 minutes more. Slowly add in dry ingredients and beat until combined. Roll into 40 1” balls; roll in remaining sugar and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and push a Hershey kiss into each cookie. Bake another 2 minutes. Cool completely before devouring.