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Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies Sealed With a Kiss

I’m sharing my recipe for peanut butter cookies sealed with a kiss (aka peanut butter blossoms) but first, you have to promise not to laugh. 

This recipe might seem a little counter-productive given yesterday’s lengthy post about how I gained weight, bought a treadmill, nearly killed myself & Hubby hauling the 200lb. treadmill upstairs, and then completely reorganized a closet (including un-installing and then re-installing the closet fittings) to hide said treadmill when it’s not in use.

I figure as long as I consume these yummy morsels of deliciousness in moderation (maybe while on the treadmill?) I’ll be okay.  Plus, peanut butter is health food, right?  Right?  Ugh, when these cold months hit, all I want to do is curl up inside by the fire with a good book and plate of cookies fresh from the oven. 

Recipe for peanut butter cookies sealed with a kissPeanut butter cookies recipe

If you’re feeling that urge too, here’s how to make this yummy classic: peanut butter cookies sealed with a kiss!  Peanut butter blossoms are super easy to make and you can top them with different kinds of kisses for a fun twist.  


1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used smooth)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 + 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (additional) granulated sugar
3 dozen chocolate kisses (unwrapped)

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossoms:

  1. Beat shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar & brown sugar with an electric mixer until creamy
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla
  3. In another bowl, mix flour and baking soda
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and blend thoroughly
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in the remaining sugar to coat (I poured the sugar onto a plate and rolled the dough balls in it)
  6. Place cookies 2 inches a part on a greased cookie sheet (I used a parchment lined baking sheet instead)
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, then remove cookie sheet to quickly press a kiss into each cookie, return to the oven for 3-5 minutes more
  8. Bake until lightly browned
  9. Transfer to cooling racks

Easy cookie ideas for bake sales

This recipe yields:

More than I should eat.  Lol!  This recipe actually yields quite a bit.  It should be about 3 dozen, but this time I was left with about 5 or 6 additional ones, which was unfortunate because I’d been eating chocolate kisses while I baked and so I ended up short by a few… Oops!  So definitely wait to eat the kisses allotment until you’re done topping the peanut butter blossoms. 

Glass cake stand full of cookies
How many calories for all 40?

Here’s my hot tip for enjoying this peanut butter blossoms:

Eat/serve these within a couple hours or so of baking.  The chocolate kiss is still a bit soft but the cookies are cool enough to eat.  Pop one in your mouth and it will melt.  Heaven.  The next day they are still just as yummy but slightly pointier.  Eating them whole is not recommended the next day.  Ow.

P.S. Try these with a yummy London Fog (latte).  And find all of my other baking adventures and easy baking recipes right here. 



  1. Lets just build a house!
    January 24, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    MMMM these are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. I suppose I could try eating some while on the treadmill…

  2. Owl
    January 24, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Yummmy. I always make these when I do my Christmas baking! And you're right, they are sooooo good when the chocolate is still a little melty :)

  3. Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
    January 24, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    You have both already made these cookies? Wow. This was my first time. I've previously overlooked this recipe because it looked too decadent. I was right . . .

  4. Faith Pike
    January 24, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    Hahah!! I think peanut butter is a health food. And it's totally okay if you eat them while on the treadmill. 🙂 🙂 This post cracked me up. But in all seriousness, those cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Christine
    January 24, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    I have made these before too. They are amazingly delicious. Thanks for reminding me of them!

  6. Dora
    January 24, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    These are so cute 🙂 I love baking cookies

  7. Nette @ This Dusty House
    January 24, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    I am a firm believer in a little indulgence every single day, even if you're watching what you eat. Food is supposed to be fun, a pleasure! So, I agree, have one or two (or three) guilt free! Besides, chocolate is good for you! ;)Also, sooo tasty looking. Peanut butter + chocolate = win.

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 24, 2012 / 8:20 pm

      Food IS supposed to be fun. I love eating.

  8. Shannon
    January 24, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    those look delicious!

  9. Heather at Willow Cottage
    January 24, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    I love those cookies sooo much, but I loved what you served them on even more. It looked like a tea cup and with the most awesome saucer ever. I have a set of these, but the plates are huge. Yours looks like the perfect size for a few cookies and a cup of something warm and yummy. Anyway, I am really enjoying your blog. Love the hidden treadmill post and the eating cookies while on the treadmill tip. 😉

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 24, 2012 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Heather! It is a vintage set (I have four) and they are little luncheon/tea set. A cup with a saucer that has room for a sandwhich. No markings but this post has a photo of all four of them:

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 24, 2012 / 10:04 pm

      Ooops. SandWICH. Thanks Jayca!

  10. Sudha
    January 24, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    so tempting…u are awesome…i m coming over!!

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 24, 2012 / 10:05 pm

      The more the merrier, lol!

  11. David Haas
    January 24, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Hi,I have a question about your blog. Please email me!Thanks,David

  12. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    January 24, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing. And yes, PB totally counts as health food 🙂

  13. Jayca
    January 24, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Couple things:- It is a documented fact that these cannot be consumed in moderation- I find the typo in one of your responses above ["sandwhich"] pretty darn great. Which 'wich? :)- "Pointier" is the absolute perfect adjective to describe these little buggers past 12 hours old. Really. Not only could I not have said it better, I couldn't have said it close to as well. <— I was a WLP minor, and that's the kind of sentence I type. Sad.- I need to learn the value of BREVITY in comments;)

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 24, 2012 / 10:05 pm

      I love your long comments! Sometimes I just leave "luv it" on blogs. SUPER lame. Lengthy shows you care.P.S. Can you proofread everything? I am the typo queen.

  14. Dana@Mid2Mod
    January 24, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    Those look like the perfect cookies for a Grammo to make for her grandsons. 🙂

  15. blackheartbetty
    January 25, 2012 / 1:51 am

    These look awesome. I am tempted, but weight watchers will not make anymore money off of me without me losing weight! =)

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      January 25, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      I understand! I'm a weight watchers drop-out 😉

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