Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These Peanut Butter Blossoms are a delicious simple cookie topped with a chocolate kiss, or why not turn them into crinkle or thumbprint cookies?

So if you or someone knows is a big Peanut Butter lover than I hope you give these Peanut Butter Blossoms a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy! Happy Baking.


  • 1 ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (244 grams)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt*
  • ½ cup butter (softened) (112 grams)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (creamy) (120 grams)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (lightly packed) (90 grams)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (sifted) (60 grams)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

*if using unsalted butter then add ¼ teaspoon salt.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 24 unwrapped chocolate kisses
  • Jam or filling of choice for thumbprint cookies


  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.In a medium bowl or stand up mixer cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until fluffy about 3 minutes, then add the egg and vanilla, beat to combine. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until the dough is just combined. Do not over beat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape the dough into balls, a little smaller than golf ball size, roll them in sugar and place on 1-2 parchment paper lined cookie sheets 2 inches (4 cm) apartIf you decide to make crinkle cookies or thumbprint cookies, then for crinkle cookies roll the balls first in granulated sugar than powdered sugar, this helps them to crinkle up perfectly. If making thumbprint cookies then roll the balls in sugar and with your thumb or wooden spoon make an indentation in the middle of the dough. Chill the cookies while the oven is pre-heating.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Bake the cookies for approximately 12 minutes, remove from the oven if making Peanut Butter Blossoms, immediately place an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the middle of every cookie press down a bit with a little pressure, if making the thumbprint cookies, then immediately re-indent the cookies. Leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. Then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.  Once completely cool fill the thumbprint cookies with jam or your favourite filling. Enjoy!