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The Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

The Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

Who doesn’t love the delightful combination of peanut butter and chocolate? Peanut butter blossoms are a classic treat that brings together the rich flavors of peanut butter and the sweetness of a chocolate kiss. In this article, we will explore why peanut butter blossoms are the best and how you can make them at home. So, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Why Choose Peanut Butter Blossoms?

There are countless dessert options out there, but what makes peanut butter blossoms stand out? Well, imagine biting into a soft, chewy cookie with a slightly crispy exterior. As you take a bite, the smooth and creamy peanut butter flavor envelops your taste buds, and just when you think it can’t get any better, a sweet and melty chocolate kiss awaits you in the center. It’s like a match made in dessert heaven!

Not only are peanut butter blossoms delicious, but they are also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re planning a holiday gathering, a birthday party, or just want to treat yourself, these cookies are the perfect choice. They can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and they never fail to impress.

Making Peanut Butter Blossoms at Home

Now that we’ve established why peanut butter blossoms are the best, let’s dive into how you can make them at home. The process is surprisingly simple and requires just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

First, gather your ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and of course, chocolate kisses. Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature, and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then, add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and mix until a dough forms.

Using a cookie scoop or your hands, shape the dough into small balls and roll them in granulated sugar. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between them to allow for spreading. Bake in the preheated oven for the specified time, or until the edges are golden brown.

Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

FAQs

1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy?

Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer a bit of texture in your cookies. It will add a delightful crunch to each bite.

2. Can I use a different type of chocolate instead of chocolate kisses?

Absolutely! While chocolate kisses are the traditional choice, you can experiment with different types of chocolate. Try using chocolate chunks, mini chocolate chips, or even a caramel-filled chocolate candy.

3. Can I make peanut butter blossoms gluten-free?

Yes, you can easily make gluten-free peanut butter blossoms by using a gluten-free flour blend in place of regular flour. Just make sure all your other ingredients are also gluten-free.

4. Can I freeze peanut butter blossom dough?

Yes, you can freeze the dough for later use. Simply shape the dough into balls, roll them in sugar, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the dough balls until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to bake, simply place the frozen dough balls on a baking sheet and bake as directed.

5. How long do peanut butter blossoms stay fresh?

Peanut butter blossoms can stay fresh for up to a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can also store them in the refrigerator.

6. Can I make peanut butter blossoms without eggs?

Yes, you can make eggless peanut butter blossoms by using a suitable egg substitute, such as applesauce or mashed bananas. This will yield a slightly different texture but will still result in delicious cookies.

7. Can I double the recipe?

Absolutely! If you want to make a larger batch of peanut butter blossoms, you can easily double or even triple the recipe. Just make sure you have enough baking sheets and oven space to accommodate the extra cookies.

8. Can I add other ingredients to the dough?

Definitely! Peanut butter blossoms are versatile, and you can add various ingredients to customize the flavor. Consider mixing in chopped nuts, dried fruits, or even a sprinkle of sea salt for a unique twist.

In Conclusion

Peanut butter blossoms are undoubtedly the best treat for any occasion. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is simply irresistible, and the soft, chewy texture of the cookies makes them even more enjoyable. With just a few simple ingredients and some love, you can create these delectable cookies in the comfort of your own kitchen. So, why wait? Get baking and indulge in the goodness of peanut butter blossoms!

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The Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Prep Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 48

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons) , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar , plus more for rolling cookies
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or paste
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 48 milk chocolate candies , such as Hersheys Kisses

Instructions
 

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl by whisking them together.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the peanut butter to the mixture and continue beating until fluffy for 1 minute.
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture and beat until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixture on low speed until combined.
  • Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare 2 baking sheets by lightly greasing them with nonstick spray.
  • Take half of the dough and roll it into 1-inch balls (approximately 1 tablespoon each). Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar and place them on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate the remaining dough while the first batch bakes.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes, rotating and switching the pans halfway through, until they are puffed and lightly golden.
  • Immediately press a chocolate candy into the center of each cookie.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
Keyword Chocolate, Christmas, Cookie, dessert, Holiday, Low Sodium, peanut butter, Sugar, winter
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