Cookie Heaven: GREAT Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe

Crispy – chewy – chocolatey – peanut buttery goodness = cookie heaven!


We’d been on peanut butter withdrawal for a while… All the stores here in Erbil ran out of peanut butter several months ago and haven’t restocked yet… But we can get around that – we brought back two big containers of peanut butter from our vacation in the U.S.!


Definitely time for a peanut butter treat!  Peanut butter blossoms have been one of my favorite cookies since I was a kid, and over the years, I decided that my favorite recipe was the one from Better Homes and Gardens… It has the perfect peanut butter – butter – flour combination, and it’s pretty quick and easy to throw together – a great recipe in all respects!

My variations:

I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. A little more texture + stronger peanut flavor = SUCCESS!


We didn’t have Hershey’s kisses, so I used dark chocolate squares we already had. I don’t think the squares make the cookies look as nice as the round kisses, but I did prefer the dark chocolate flavor combined with the peanut butter – more flavor, less sugary aftertaste…

If that isn’t enough to convince you that the recipe is worth trying, just look at these two blissful faces!

Charbel-and-Paul (Is it just me, or are these two eating in MOST of the pictures we have of them?!)

2 thoughts on “Cookie Heaven: GREAT Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe

  1. Hi Ellen,
    Your cookies look real good. When you have time would you post the recipe, I thought perhaps you did, with your blog if so I can’t find it. Thanks so much.

    Your little ones sure like to eat. :-)

    • Hi, Mrs. Ezolt! Thanks for pointing that out… I had meant to link to the recipe, but must have forgotten… I added the link, so if you go back, you can click on it and it will take you to the recipe… I wanted to just copy the recipe directly into the post, but don’t know whether I’m allowed to because all of the copyright laws…

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