Mary's Peanut Butter Blossoms


This recipe was given to my mother by one of her neighbors over 30 years ago. It is the only peanut butter cookie recipe I will ever use!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 dozen cookies


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar, divided

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 ounce) bag milk chocolate candy kisses (such as Hershey's Kisses®), unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl.

  3. Beat shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl until creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; mix until just blended. Slowly add the flour mixture until dough is combined.

  4. Roll dough into balls and roll into the remaining white sugar to coat. Place cookies on baking sheets and make a small indentation in the center of each using your thumb.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and place a chocolate kiss in each indentation. Allow to cool slightly; remove from baking sheets and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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