The Best Holiday Cookie Recipe!

Thanksgiving…a time for giving thanks, spending time with family and loved ones…and of course, THE FOOD!!! I’m sure all of my readers have their go-to Thanksgiving traditions and meals that they enjoy, but I wanted to share my absolute favorite holiday dessert that I make every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas time: Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

These cookies are sooo good ya’ll!!! I’ve had so many people hesitate to try these, always stating “I don’t like peanut butter cookies!” Without fail, they eat one…and then another…and before they know it, they’ve eaten 4! Rich and moist, with the perfect balance of peanut butter, salty sugary-ness, and chocolate, these cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They are easy to make, and require little to no clean up. My advice: eat them fresh and hot from the oven, and wash them down with a tall cold glass of milk!


*These cookies look yummy, and small children may confuse them for sugar cookies, or chocolate chip cookies. Please be careful when serving these cookies around those who may have peanut or peanut butter allergies!*

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
28 mins

These delectable holiday treats are fun, easy, and filled with yummy peanut butter flavor! Top them with a Kiss, and serve with love!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 48 Cookies
Author: TheSuburbanSocialite
  • 48 Hershey's Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates (You can also use 3 standard size chocolate chips in lieu of the Kiss)
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening (Crisco Shortening Sticks work beautifully! Easy to measure)
  • 3/4 Cup REESE's Creamy Peanut Butter No substitutions-You'll need Reese's to give you that perfect flavor!
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Additional Granulated Sugar for Rolling
  1. Heat oven to 375 Degrees F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. 

  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. 

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. 

  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around the edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 48 cookies. 



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  1. I just recently started eating the chocolate chip cookies but the Peanut Butter Blossoms have always been my all time favorite. They are a great pick me up whenever you are down or just when you feel like something sweet!!!

  2. Omgsh this recipe is making me drool!! I love peanut butter and chocolate together. It’s the perfect combo! Thanks for sharing this Xo

  3. Those cookies look delicious must try the recipe.?

  4. I remember when you made them one time and my daughter went crazy over them. lol. We must have them again!!!

  5. Hey this recipe is to die for just reading it!! I can’t wait to get in the kitchen tonight and see if I can create this masterpiece!!

  6. This looks ahhhhmazing! I will definitely need to try them out!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love, Ana

  7. These look sooo yummy! I’m going to make them tomorrow.

  8. These Hershey’s Peanut Butter Cookies look so delish and I was looking at you recipe, really easy to make. ^_~

  9. Wow these look so delish! I usually don’t like peanut butter, but I love these cookies. Perfect for the holidays 🙂

  10. Oh these look so good! I will definitely try to make these sometime during the holiday season!

  11. These look delicious!!

  12. Such a special time for families.. I will try this recipe so we can enjoy a different dessert than our every occasion apple crumble.

  13. These are one of my favorite holiday cookies! I’m so happy you posted this because now I have to make them!!

    XO –

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Yes!!! Mine too. They are so easy to make!

  14. This sounds so yummy! I need to try this out this weekend. thank you for sharing!

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      You’re welcome! You will love it!

  15. This recipe is amazing. I’m sure kids and kids at heart will be drooling in this. Thank you for sharing.

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Yes!!! You’re welcome! ?

  16. These look so yummy! I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe out!

    xo Kayla

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      They are yummy!!! Thanks for reading!

  17. TheSuburbanSocialite

    Yes it is! Please try them…I’m sure your family will love them!!!

  18. These look so delicious! What can I substitute for peanut butter?

  19. Those are my favorite cookies! My mother and I make them every holiday season!

  20. These are by far one of my favorite kinds of cookies! Brings me back to my kid days when mom would make them! Love these so much! Thanks for sharing there recipe!

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