Peanut Blossoms


I make this recipe for peanut blossom cookies every year for our annual cookie open house. We make about 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and have a four-hour open house with friends. We then prepare cookie trays to take to shut-ins and freeze the rest to enjoy all year long. My husband helps with this four-day project! He's retired and I'm partially retired. It has been a long-standing tradition that we enjoy every year!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
7 dozen


  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar, divided

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make peanut blossoms.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  3. Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar in a large bowl until smooth.

    Shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar creamed together in a large bowl until smooth.

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  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in milk and vanilla.

    Beat one egg into the mixture, at a time.

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    Stir milk and vanilla into mixture.

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  5. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into peanut butter mixture until well blended.

    Combine flour, baking soda and salt into peanut butter mixture.

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  6. Shape spoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in remaining 1/2 cup white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

    Dough rolled into balls and rolled in remaining white sugar.

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    Dough balls placed onto cookie sheet, 2-inches apart.

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie.

    Once removed from oven, immediately press chocolate kiss into each cookie.

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  8. Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.

    an eye level close up view of peanut blossom cookies on a black platter

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 84
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 55mg 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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