Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Recipe: A Classic Christmas Cookie by Ann Marie Patitucci

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Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Recipe: A Classic Christmas Cookie

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy baking but just don’t have much time for it. I like to include the kids, too, and that adds time, of course. Our favorite cookies to bake (and eat!) are peanut butter blossom cookies (otherwise known as “kiss cookies” in our house), especially around the holidays.

We always make these quick and easy peanut butter cookies for Christmas. Several years ago, I found a recipe somewhere that is a big-time saver – you use a peanut butter cookie mix! The cookies taste just as good, you save time and it’s that much easier to do with the kids!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 2 to 3 dozen


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package peanut butter cookie mix
  • 3 dozen Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses
  • granulated sugar (to roll cookie balls in)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix cookie mix, egg, vegetable oil and water in a large bowl (I stir with a spoon first and then use my hands to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed).
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar. Place them 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet (I use Pam).
  3. Bake 8 tp 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. After removing from oven, immediately place a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each cookie, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge.
  4. Cool before letting the kids eat them (though I recommend that you taste a cookie while the chocolate kiss is still melt-y!). 

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh, yes! We love these cookies so much. Thanks for the hack, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead - will try it! #yum
Ann Marie Patitucci
If there's one type of life hack I excel at it's the cooking type! :)
Bri Montoya
It almost seems too simple to be true! Yum!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Really easy- and fun to make with the kids!

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