Never Fail Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

peanut blossom cookiesPeanut Butter Blossoms will always take me back to grade school. And not in an Oh-my-God-I-just-got-in-trouble-for-passing-a-note kind of way. In an utterly warm, satisfying, and comforting way. Nothing beats opening your lunch sack and finding a crunchy peanut butter cookie with a sweet chocolate kiss on top. Except maybe finding two.

They don't take long to make. They don't take long to clean. They're always a crowd-pleaser.

They're Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.




Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies from AllRecipes


  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar           
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar
  • 48 foil-wrapped milk chocolate pieces, unwrapped


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

2. Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat well.

3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.

4. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Top each cookie immediately with an unwrapped chocolate piece, pressing down firmly so that cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets to cool.


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