I searched through my peanut butter blossom recipes, but none of them quite did it for me. You see, blossoms are usually a bit on the crisp side but I am on a chewy cookie bender and I needed more chew to my cookie. So I tinkered a bit and came up with a cookie with plenty of chew and a nice smooth peanut butter flavor. They are a bit flatter than your general blossom because of the texture change, but they have a nice smooth peanut butter flavor and are sturdy enough to stand up to the kisses.
So go ahead and grab one. Actually, you better go ahead and grab a few. They're good. It's Christmas. You might as well enjoy yourself!
Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms
makes about 60 cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (plus additional for rolling)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
about 60 kisses (I used a mix of dark chocolate, caramel and milk chocolate... If using caramel ones, freeze them for at least a half hour before using)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add sugar and brown sugar, beating until fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
- Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
- Roll about a Tablespoon full into a ball, then roll dough ball in extra sugar. Place on a baking sheet. Continue rolling and place cookies at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cookies should be puffy and soft looking.
- Allow to cool for a minute or two, then press a kiss into the center of the cookie. Remove cookies to wire rack and cool completely.