Friday, November 27, 2009

Peanut Blossoms

This is the first cookie we make every year. When they were small, the kids helped unwrap the Hershey kisses. They even waited until they were all done unwrapping to eat one...or two.


Cream: 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

Add: 1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix well.

Blend in: 1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. soda

Shape dough into balls. Roll balls in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and top each with a Hershey kiss. Bake 2 minutes longer.

That's it. The kisses will be very soft when just out of the oven, so you need to wait a little while to pack them into storage containers.

This is our favorite Christmas cookie and baking them marks the beginning of the Season.


  1. Those look delicious! I don't think I could be as strong as the kids - I'd probably eat the first kiss I unwrapped. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. Your cookies look delicious. I also like the tradition of making a favorite cookie each year to bring back the old memories.

  3. Hi!
    They so inviting sitting there. Like I could just pluck one off the screen. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Oh yum! I love these, too! And I only had my first one a couple of days ago.

  5. Thanks so much for the comments. I get so excited when I see I have some. I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do.

  6. My sister makes these every year too! delicious!