Take our Amish Friendship Bread peanut butter cookie recipe and drop a Hershey Kiss in the center to make a peanut butter blossom cookie.
Your childhood is calling.
This is a simple twist on our Amish Friendship Bread peanut butter cookie recipe. Kids love it, and it’s popular with any cookie exchange or bake sale. I rolled mine in granulated sugar, but if it’s the holidays and you want to make them more festive, roll the dough in green or red sugar sprinkles before adding a chocolate kiss in the center.
I often make a single batch of peanut butter cookie dough and split it in half. I’ll bake half as blossom cookies, and the other half as regular PB cookies so they’re easy to stack and gift to others. Here’s the video so you can see how I do it. I didn’t flatten the blossom cookies here, but I recommend doing that if you’d like to give the recipe a try.
For an extra nutty crunch, try using crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth.
Amish Friendship Bread Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2⅓ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sugar for rolling
- 1 bag Hershey’s Kisses unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
- Mix starter, peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and beat well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add flour mixture to starter mixture, adding additional flour if needed.
- Roll dough into small balls. Roll balls in sugar, then gently flatten with the bottom of a mason jar.
- Press one Hershey's chocolate Kiss in the center.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are light brown and set.
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I made these cookies. I compared this recipe with the classic peanut butter blossoms recipe and noticed that most of the ingredients are for a double batch of the classic recipe. The amount of sugar, however, was not doubled. So, I added 1 cup of sugar, another 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 2/3 of a cup of flour. I baked the cookies at 375° for 5 minutes and then placed the candy kiss into the hot cookies. They came out perfectly! I keep the dough in the refrigerator and just bake them up a dozen or so at a time.
Just made these, had to use a bit more flour, but they turned out great! I will be making them again!
Ruby H. Rainey says
Have not tried these yet, but wil now that I found them. Have been making Peanutbutter Blossoms since my daughters were young. They’re now oldr & one has daughters of her own. This looks so much easier!