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Peanut Butter Blossoms (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

peanut butter blossoms (cookie exchange quantity) Dessert
Peanut Butter Blossoms (Cookie Exchange Quantity)
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 84

Whether you need the “just right” choice for the annual holiday cookie exchange, or whether you’d like to make a special dressed-up version of the classic peanut butter cookie, you'll find that adding sweet chocolate kisses to this salty cookie goodness creates peanut blossom cookies, a match made in baking heaven. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2018

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.
  • Make things special! If you’re the host of an exchange, invest in some fun packaging for your beautiful baked goods. Browse the aisles of a craft supply place for small lidded boxes, tins, food-safe tissue, and fun ribbons or baker’s twine. Set up a wrapping station so guests can create gifts for family and friends, making the most of the variety of cookies at hand.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • While even a classically plain peanut butter cookie can be a perfect snack or dessert, there are so many ways to up your cookie-baking game by adding silky sweet chocolate morsels to the top of still-warm dough to make peanut blossom cookies. It’s easy to bake up all sorts of delicious versions of peanut butter cookies. This peanut blossom cookie recipe is a perennial favorite, not just at the holidays, but all year long. When it comes you decorating, you can consider some fun variations like rolling the peanut blossom cookie balls in chocolate sprinkles. Or roll them in multi-colored sprinkles for a batch of “unicorn blossoms” that are uniquely your own. Check out Betty’s guide to making the best-ever peanut butter cookies. You’ll find tips for those who like them extra soft and some pointers for those who prefer them on the crisp side. There are gluten free baking options, too.
  • The HERSHEY'S® KISSES® trademark and trade dress and the Conical figure and plume device are used under license.

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