Possibly the most classic Christmas cookie, aside from Gingerbread men and decorated sugar cookies, is the peanut butter blossom.
This is my modified version of it – turns out if you don’t have Hershey kisses, you can totally still make them! I was halfway through making the cookies before I realized I forgot to buy chocolate kisses.
I just so happened to have chocolate buttons, also known as chocolate melts, in my pantry that worked out just as well.
And even though they don’t look particularly traditional, they tasted just the same. I kind of look the ‘sleek’ look of an old favorite.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, beat the sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and egg and beat until smooth.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until a soft dough forms. Measure out about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball.
- In a small bowl filled with sugar, roll the balls of dough so they are covered in sugar. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with silicone mats or parchment paper, about two inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and gently press a chocolate button or kiss into the center of each. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!