Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  So, when I first met my husband, I knew I needed to work some kitchen magic.  I love to bake, and he told me that Peanut Butter Blossoms were his favorite cookie.  Of course, I told him I made them all of the time (I hadn't even heard of them).  I went home that night and started looking up recipes. I wanted to surprise him with some of his favorite treats when I saw him the next day.  I stumbled across a very simple version and I knew, much like the day I met my husband, that this one was a keeper.  Luckily for me, they are still his favorite to this day. 


About 48 Hershey's Kisses (I usually have about 10-15 unused in the bag at the end)

1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk

2 cups of all-purpose biscuit baking mix (I use Reduced Fat Bisquick)

 About 1/4 cup sugar (for rolling the cookies in)

3/4 cup peanut butter (My preference here is for Honey Roasted Skippy.  I think it add a really nice nut and honey flavor).  

1 tsp vanilla extract

How To:

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Beat sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in large bowl until smooth. Add baking mix and vanilla; blend well. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Note:  I was making a few of these for a friend who doesn't like chocolate.  (I know, I know.)  So I scored them with a fork and made a few as plain peanut butter cookies.  They still rocked, even without the chocolate.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very lightly browned (do not overbake). Remove from oven; immediately press chocolate piece in center of each ball. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. About 48 cookies.

You can see, I even added 2 kisses to a few of them.  You've gotta get in where you fit in.  

Are you a peanut butter blossom fan?  I know there are many other recipes out there, but this one is so simple I haven't tried any of them yet.  If you have another tried and true version of this cookie recipe, I would love to hear about it.  As always, let me know if you decide to make these. Enjoy!


Erin said...

I love this cookie and I love this story!! I will definitely be making these.

Suze said...

those look yummy!

Does your husband know your secret? :)

Adele said...


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SizzleandZoom said...

I have never made these but you bet I will now. They look delicious.

MM said...

Great recipe, Erin!!Thank you for sharing!!!


jillian m. said...

My coworker used to bring these in once in a while and everyone went crazy for them. I tried to stop myself at 5, but they were so yummy!

I like that you put 2 Kisses on one cookie. My kind of girl!

Steph said...

Yumm...I love these! I posted about them on my blog too :p

rooth said...

How cool, I haven't heard of making these using biscuit baking mix or condensed milk but both of things ingredients make a lot of sense to me :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Yum, those look so good! Bet my hubby would enjoy them too...he loves peanut butter and chocolate :)

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Portuguese Prepster said...

poo these look delicious!

Tina L. Hook said...

And they are cute little cookies to boot!

Dinner is our designated quality time each day--so this strategy def. holds true for us.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

What a sweet love story Erin! You are too cute girl! Those look so good. I've got to try that recipe. Thanks for posting it. Have a great day!

Mitha Komala said...

thanks for the tutorial, it looks delicious you are a great chef! <3

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Katie said...

...and now I'm drooling.

Sam said...

Ohh yummy, never heard of these before but I am so glad that you educated me on them, looks divine!

Mandy Crandell said...

Super yum!


Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I'm with your hubby on this one! These look delectable!! My mouth is watering!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Awww... Simple but looks so yum!:)

Mimi said...

ohmygosh, these look delicious!!! :D

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Emma Henderson said...

These sound absolutely divine. I love peanut butter in just about anything!

honey my heart said...

i'm definitely a fan! wishing i could enjoy 1 or 4 right now ;)

The Little Flapper said...

Okay these are just tempting. Must. Control. Myself...

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