Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter combo? It is a classic and so are these cookies. Your family might call them Hersey’s Kiss Cookies or chocolate kisses cookies, but here in the South, I call them peanut butter blossoms. And they are the next cookie recipe in my virtual holiday cookie swap this year.
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How To Freeze Your Cookies Ahead Of Time
Are you looking to work ahead this holiday season and not get stressed out doing all the things at the last minute! Me too! This is why I love these peanut blossom cookies so much because they are the perfect work-ahead cookie dough.
Cookie baking tip for you: This cookie dough can be made ahead and frozen up to three months in advance. No holiday stressing with these cookies!
To freeze, just roll the cookies into balls, place on parchment covered cookie sheet in a single layer. Once frozen, you can toss them in a plastic freezer bag. To bake them, let them thaw a bit, but they can still be cold before you put them in the oven to bake. You might have to bake them a minute or two longer, so definitely check on them as they are baking.
Once you pull the cookies out of the oven, place an unwrapped Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss in the center, pushing down gently. Yes, you can use mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, too. They also have lots of different flavors of Hershey’s kisses, like caramel or white chocolate swirl.
Baking tip from the pros: Be sure to unwrap a few kisses or cups to snack on while you bake. Come on…you know we all eat the candy while we bake!Print
Cookie Swap: Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Have all ingredients at room temperature prior to mixing.
- Unwrap the Hersey kisses and set aside. Young children are a natural for this job. Just make sure they aren’t eating all the kisses.
- Mix flour and soda with a whisk, in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside
- In the bowl of a heavy duty mixer, add sugars, butter, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Mix well on low speed until well combined.
- Add egg and milk. Mix until incorporated.
- Add flour mixture gradually and mix until fully incorporated.
- Shape dough into 48 balls and roll in extra sugar. You can use white sugar or light brown, doesn’t matter. Place on baking sheet. If not using parchment paper, DO NO grease baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Tope each cookie with a chocolate kiss, pressing down firmly. Edges of cookies will crack but that is as it should be.
- Remove cookies from pan and allow to cool on a baking sheet.
- Store cooled cookies in a Ziploc freezer bag or a cookie tin. Place pieces of parchment paper or wax paper between layers of cookies.
- Dough can be made and rolled then placed in freezer for up to three months prior to baking. To freeze, roll dough into balls. Place unwrapped on a cookie sheet in single layer. Once frozen solid, remove from cookie sheet and place, frozen dough balls, in freezer bags. To bake, place on baking sheet, allow to defrost slightly (dough should be cold but not frozen) and bake. You might need to increase baking time by 1-2 minutes. Check at 10 minutes. Bake longer if necessary.
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