Peanut Butter Blossoms (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Watch for smiles and plenty of hugs when you pass a tray of favorite chocolate and peanut butter cookies.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 7

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup creamy peanut butter
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon baking powder
Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)
About 7 dozen Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Blossoms: Increase chocolate candies to 8 1/2 dozen. Melt 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips; beat in with eggs. After shaping dough into balls, roll in chocolate decorating decors (you’ll need four 1.75-ounce bottles). Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Makes 8 1/2 dozen cookies.

To melt chocolate chips for the cookie variation, microwave in a microwavable bowl uncovered on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 to 20 seconds, stirring until smooth.

The chocolate decors for the cookie variation will stick when the consistency of the dough is moist; if dough appears dry, lightly roll balls between hands to press sprinkles in.

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Cookie sheets should be at least 2 inches smaller than the inside of your oven to allow the heat to circulate around the cookie sheets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.