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Top down view of these peanut butter blossom cookies with cookie crumbs, a spoonful of peanut butter, and extra heart-shaped chocolates

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C salted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar for baking + 1/2 C for rolling in
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 bag dark chocolate hearts approx. 36 candies, unwrapped*

Instructions
 

  • 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

Notes

*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).

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 85IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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