Hershey Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms

Does everyone in the world make these cookies? Well for the one person out there who may not have had them, this recipe is for you. Because something this special deserves to be had by all. And if you haven’t had them, please do yourself this favor. These cookies are the perfect little chewy packages of peanut butter and chocolate. They are like the best little sweet one-bites ever. (Ok, maybe they’re like 2-3 bites.) Now if only Hershey would make organic kisses, what a wonderful world it would be.

Via a Hershey Kisses magazine ad cut out a decade ago:

48 Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates

1/2 cup Shortening

3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1/3 cup granulated Sugar

1/3 cup packed Light brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Granulated Sugar (for rolling)

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into mixture.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar; place on engrossed cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a Kisses Chocolate into center of each cookie. Rem from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

I’d like to add that this recipe can be easily doubled, which I do when bring them to a gathering (or up north for a weekend getaway at the cabin)… because they go fast. Everyone from kids to adults love them. I remember my Aunt Lynn making these when I was a kid. They seemed so special, probably because they were enjoyed on a holiday. But don’t wait for a holiday. You should enjoy them today. And every day. And you should share. And then every day will feel like a holiday. And work will be that much better. (Unless someone has a peanut allergy.)


  1. Love these cookies! They are such a perfect combination, and I love how the Hershey kisses get so soft when they’re freshly baked! Oh how wonderful it would be if Hershey went organic! 😀

  2. It has been way too long since I’ve made these! So many memories attached to these delicious peanut butter chocolate blossoms! The recipe I’ve used contains sweetened condensed milk. These will be in the works here soon!

    1. Thanks Katie:) That’s interesting! This is the only recipe I’ve used for 10 years. They tasted just like I remembered as a child, so I didn’t mess with it!

      1. I don’t know, lol. It was my first one! It actually doesn’t taste too bad, I guess I shouldn’t have used a molded bundt pan… I had to dig the whole thing out! How were the cookies?

      2. Oh no … wonder what happened with the pan? I’ve had so many things like that happen with bakes! I’ve been wanting to make a swiss roll since I’ve never made one before. 😉 The cookies were yummy — one of our faves! I still wish we could bake together! 😉

      3. They’re one of our favs too! I wish we could bake together! I know, I put a pumpkin roll on my list this year too (same concept), I’ve never tried one either. But if I’m going to be on the baker’s challenge… 😉

      4. Yes! I was very happy for the home mom/grandmother:) She really paid attention to detail and had a good understanding of baking (I thought). Although I liked the dad too.

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