A chocolate morsel nestled in the center of these peanut butter cookies makes a special treat for after-school or any time!

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30 mins
10 mins
40 mins
4 dozen


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well.

  • Sire together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.

  • Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Top each cookie immediately with an unwrapped chocolate piece, pressing down firmly so that cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets to cool.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 4.9g; cholesterol 4.5mg; sodium 69mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (230)

Rating: 4 stars
This is a all time family favorite any time of the year. However, on X-mas its a must have for your cookie tray. The only thing different that my family and I prefer is we use mini muffin pans lined with the small muffin tin papers. Form the dough into small balls and bake them at the same temp. for about 8 mins. While they are baking we unrap the candies, and this is were we again do it a little different. Instead of using chocolate kiss's, we use reeses peanutbutter cups, the minitures. We then place them right into the hot baked cookies. Pushing them down so that the candy is flat with the cookie and hold it there for about 10 secs. so that it has time to melt some chocolate off the candy, thus making it the "glue" to hold the candy in. I have to make 4 batches, each batch being a double. Terrific cookie and looks festive in X-mas muffin liners and so much easier to travel that way as well...E N J O Y !!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'd never made peanut butter blossoms before, but these truned out excellent. I replaced the shortening with butter, and all two dozen disappeared in less than a day. And they look pretty, too. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
urned out great! We used 1/2 cup butter instead of shortening. In addition to milk chocolate kisses, we used dark chocolate kisses, peanut butter cups, and Rolo's! We froze the candy prior to baking so that the candy wouldn't melt when it was put on the cookie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I doubled the recipe. I made half the traditional way, with the chocolate kisses. For the other half, I put the ball of dough in a mini-muffin tray, pressed a peanut cup on top, and then baked. These were perfect! This is the only peanut butter blossom recipe I will use from now on! They disappeared in a flash! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent cookie!!! I added 1/4 cup more peanut butter than what the recipie called for.......I used the butter crisco sticks and this cookie was perfect.... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great recipe. A traditional cookie I love every Christmas. I modified it slightly and came out with a yummy cookie. I add 3/4 cup peanut butter instead of just 1/2 cup. Tastes great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy to make and just the right amount of peanut butter flavor. The dough is really easy to work with too. I followed the recipe exactly. One tip: unwrap your kisses while the cookies are baking so that you can put them on before the cookies cool too much. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
These were delicious except for one thing... I don't think there was enough peanut butter in them. Everyone that tasted them agreed, and one even asked if they really were peanut butter cookies. I'd use this recipe again but I am afraid if I add more peanut butter on my own, I'll mess it all up. So sorry because I love these. I found a recipe that is almost identical but with more peanut butter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are absolutely delicious and very easy to make! These are the softest peanut butter cookies around. I prefer dark chocolate and topped my cookies with Hershey's Special Dark. The only alteration I made to the recipe was adding an additional 1/3 cup of peanut butter. Read More