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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!

These cookies. They can definitely be called the traditional peanut butter blossom cookies but I learned several years ago at my first Christmas with Jason’s family that they call them something else.

Apparently when they were younger, one of his cousins decided to call them “titty cookies” and the name has stuck forever. I can’t ever see these cookies without thinking of the name. I know it’s so inappropriate but lighten up – you have to admit this is pretty funny, right?! And they do *kind of* look like tits…maybe it’s a stretch but still, pretty funny!

These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!

I hope I didn’t ruin this classic holiday cookie for you. Regardless of a tit-looking cookie or not…there is no doubt that these are amazing. A soft peanut butter cookie with a chocolate Hershey kiss dotted in the center. How could you eat just one?

That’s precisely the problem. I could eat this entire plate.

When we celebrate Christmas with Jason’s family, they have an abundant amount of these cookies. Everyone always brings at least a dozen in plastic containers and they’re SO tempting because every single day, you walk by them and the waft of peanut butter and chocolate completely suck you in.

These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!

Have you ever wondered why Hershey’s hasn’t thought to make their kisses pre-unwrapped? Do you know how much money they would make around the holidays? I always have to volunteer Jason to help me unwrap all the kisses. I wish they were like chocolate chips – already naked and ready to use.

These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!

 

These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!

Well, you better start finding some volunteers to help you unwrap those kisses! These titty cookies are waiting for you ;)

These classic peanut butter blossom cookies are a traditional holiday cookie around Christmas time! Soft and pillowy with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the center! You'll want to make a large batch as they are way too easy to eat and your family won't be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!
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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A traditional holiday cookie! These peanut butter blossom cookies have a different name in our family though ;)

Servings: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 36 unwrapped chocolate Hershey kisses
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.

  5. Carefully add the dry ingredients until cookie dough forms.

  6. Pour 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.

  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into a ball. Then roll in sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all cookie dough has been used up.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes then remove from oven and immediately place a Hershey kiss in the center of the cookie. Let cool for 15-20 minutes then carefully move cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from my mother-in-law!

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Posted on December 05, 2016

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  1. Cristina
    12/05/2016 at 8:31 am

    I am always a fan of your blog, but today’s post had me laughing out loud. Thank you for bringing a big giggle to my Monday morning!

    • Julie
      12/05/2016 at 8:37 am

      Haha! So glad I could do that for you on this Monday morning! Have a great week :)

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
    12/05/2016 at 8:38 am

    Too funny! Now I’ll never be able to look at kiss/blossom cookies the same! And I hope you ate a few extra for me!! :)

  3. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    12/05/2016 at 8:45 am

    You definitely didn’t ruin it, you made it more interesting :D

  4. Tori//Gringalicious.com
    12/05/2016 at 9:06 am

    Oh my goodness, I seriously wanna eat them all!

  5. Naomi
    12/05/2016 at 9:53 am

    Hilarious! Now I don’t know if I can see them in any other way. It’s like when someone tells you they have a song looping through their head then it gets stuck in yours.

  6. Leslie
    12/05/2016 at 10:13 am

    These cookies are my son’s favorite–any time of year. We call them king’s hats, because they resemble the king’s headgear in our nativity set. Btw, if you want “pre-unwrapped” kisses try Brach’s chocolate stars. They are hard to find. In the Midwest, HyVee grocery carries them.

    • Julie
      12/05/2016 at 12:40 pm

      A much more appropriate name :) and I’ll have to look for those Brach’s chocolate stars at our local store! Thank you!

  7. Heather Christo
    12/05/2016 at 10:45 am

    I snorted out loud- so funny Julie :)

  8. Maria
    12/05/2016 at 10:46 am

    These look delicious!

  9. Jennifer S
    12/05/2016 at 9:19 pm

    Hershey’s does make the unwrapped kisses. In the baking isle by the chips. (Unless my area was a test market.) Even though they unwrapping them was always a great job for the kids.

    • Julie
      12/06/2016 at 8:19 am

      Thanks! I’ll have to look for them. I haven’t ever seen them in stores but maybe I’m not looking hard enough :)

  10. Pauline
    12/06/2016 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve been making these for years and decided to try your recipe.
    You blew me away with your story and I’m still rolling on the floor laughing!! Good show.
    Merry Christmas!

    • Julie
      12/06/2016 at 9:00 pm

      Haha! I’m glad it gave you a laugh :)

  11. Jenny Flake
    12/09/2016 at 7:51 am

    These are seriously my favorite cookies! They look fantastic!

  12. Nicole
    12/29/2016 at 12:15 pm

    I like to use mini Reese cups instead of Hershey kisses. I like chocolate, but only in small quantities!

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