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Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 36

A universal favorite Christmas cookie gets dressed up for the occasion. With an ultra-easy baking process (thanks to Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix) this recipe leaves you some extra time for having fun in the kitchen. Gather up your decorating goodies and give your Hershey’s® Kisses® some finishing flair that’ll stand out on the cookie tray. Decorate with swirls, stripes, sprinkles and more—let your imagination (or that of some little kitchen helpers) run wild. You’ll end up with peanut butter blossoms that are every bit as good as you remember, but with a little extra festive spirit. MORE+ LESS-

Updated December 6, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
Sugar
36
Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped
Betty Crocker™ white decorating gel
Betty Crocker™ holiday candy sprinkles
Betty Crocker™ red decorating icing

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until dough forms.
  • 2
    Shape dough into thirty-six 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Decorate as desired using remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • We’ve used decorating gels to add a garland-like swirl to our Hershey’s® Kisses®, but if a less controlled look is more your speed, go wild. There’s really no wrong way to decorate and enjoy these cookies.
  • If you have eager young bakers eager to be enlisted in the cookie baking extravaganzas of the holidays, this is a great recipe for bringing them into the fold. Have them place the Kisses once the cookies are out of the oven (just watch out for the hot pan!) or turn them loose with sprinkles and icing. Who knows, it might just be the start of a lifelong love of baking!
  • You might ask, ”Aren’t cookies sweet enough—why the extra roll in sugar?” Well, it’s true that cookies are already sweet, but amping up that flavor sensation isn’t the main objective of this step. The sugar also adds texture as it melts and then subsequently cools once the cookies are out of the oven. It’s one of the keys to making a peanut butter blossom taste—and feel—like it should.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • The HERSHEY'S® KISSES® trademark and trade dress and the Conical figure and plume device are used under license.

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