While this classic peanut butter blossom cookie recipe is often enjoyed around the holidays, chocolate and peanut butter is an all-year round joy! Make peanut butter blossoms for Valentines Day by using chocolate hearts. Make them fun with chocolate stars. Or enjoy with a classic chocolate kiss!
1/2Cgranulated sugar for baking + 1/2 C for rolling in
1/2Ccreamy peanut butter
1& 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1bag dark chocolate heartsapprox. 36 candies, unwrapped*
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C)
In a large bowl, cream together butter, and both sugars
Add egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are well blended
Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour until a dough forms
Using a small cookie scoop, shape dough into 1" balls and roll in additional granulated sugar. Place coated dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2" apart
Bake 10-12 minutes (until edges are slightly golden). Once removed from the oven, immediately press 1 chocolate heart gently into the center of each cookie. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 5-10 minutes. Store completely cooled cookies in an air-tight container
*I like to use Dove dark chocolate hearts for these. Milk chocolate hearts are also wonderful if you prefer that type of chocolate!*These are one of those cookies that you really do need to allow to cool for a little bit before you dive in. As the cookies cool, they harden up a little bit which makes them easier to handle (if you pick them up when they're too warm, they tend to crumble).