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These Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies are not just for the holidays. Bake them year-round with a pack of baking mix and basic pantry ingredients.

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Bake these Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies year-round, even with a bare pantry!

Thanks to Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie baking mix, you can now shortcut your way to the fan-favorite pairing of peanut butter and chocolate in cookie form. 😋

Whether you like your peanut butter blossoms dressed up for the holidays (it’s the quintessential Christmas cookie, after all) or you prefer it free from icing and sprinkles, there’s nothing fussy about this peanut butter blossom cookies Betty Crocker recipe.

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What Are Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies?

Peanut butter blossom cookies, dubbed as classic holiday cookies, are peanut butter cookies with chocolates in their centers. They are so-called because, well, they look like a flower blossoming. 

But while their unique look makes them one of the best cookies to add to your holiday cookie platter, you don’t have to wait for the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy these sweet-salty treats.

Make peanut butter blossoms from scratch using a pack of Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie baking mix!

You don’t even need special ingredients or fancy equipment to make peanut butter blossom cookies with Betty Crocker.

What Are Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Just grab some pantry staples and mix everything to form the dough. 

Shape the dough into balls, roll the balls in sugar, bake, and, the best part about making Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies, press chocolates into the center of the cookies. That’s pretty much it! 

If you want a festive platter of peanut butter blossom cookies, you can also get creative and decorate them with frostings and candy sprinkles. 

They’ll be perfect beside our Christmas pretzels!

Why You’ll Love This Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Betty Crocker Recipe

  • Made From Scratch: Making peanut butter blossom cookies with Betty Crocker mix means you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make them! So while they’re, dare I say, a must-have on the Christmas dessert table, you can easily bake peanut butter blossoms whenever you need a treat to make you feel better.
  • Fun For All Ages: These Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies are so easy to make that even kids can prepare them! You can also have everyone decorate their blossom cookies or try to come up with unique flavor variations. 
  • Can Be Made Ahead: You can freeze the baked cookies or make the dough in advance! With everyone busy and running around in the kitchen during gatherings, these fuss-free treats make the perfect dessert.

What Do Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Taste Like?

If there’s a popularity contest for cookies, peanut butter blossom cookies will have it easy. I mean, who can hate the heavenly combination of peanut butter and chocolate??? 

These Betty Crocker blossom cookies taste sweet and a bit salty. The melt-in-the-mouth chocolate in the center also makes them lusciously rich. 🤤

And if you’re big on textures in your desserts, you’ll find these peanut butter blossoms super enjoyable. 

What Do Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Taste Like

The peanut butter cookie base is soft and tender, and rolling the cookies in sugar gives them a delightful “crust.” They’re nothing like those awfully hard pre-packed peanut butter cookies! 

Oh, and make sure to top the cookies with chocolate drops immediately after baking!

As the Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies cool, these chocolate kisses will soften into an almost melty consistency. You’ll get the perfect texture and taste that make PB blossom cookies a classic. 

Ingredients For Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix – Our secret ingredient for these shortcut peanut butter blossoms. 
  • Egg – Binds the dough together.
  • Vegetable oil – Keeps the dough from getting dry, which can lead to crumbly peanut butter cookies.
  • Water – Hydrates the mixture to get the best texture on your peanut butter thumbprint cookies. 
  • Granulated sugar – Rolling the Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies in sugar adds a delicious crunch, complementing their soft texture nicely.
  • Chocolate kisses – You can use any chocolate drops you like. Scroll down for fun alternatives you can use on these Betty Crocker blossom cookies.
  • White decorating gel – These blossom cookies are as festive as the holiday season because we’ll decorate them with a white writing gel from, of course, Betty Crocker. Use a color that suits the theme of your dessert table!
  • Christmas-themed candy sprinkles – We’ll add a touch of whimsy to these peanut butter kiss cookies with Christmas-themed sprinkles. 

Tools Needed To Prepare Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with Betty Crocker

Variations For Betty Crocker Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter cup blossoms

Make peanut butter thumbprint cookies with Reese’s cups instead of chocolate drops (like Hershey’s Kisses)!

This variation is a personal favorite of mine. I mean, it just makes sense, right?

These PB cups add more rich, nutty goodness in every bite.

Caramel peanut butter blossom cookies

What else can we add to peanut butter and chocolate? I say this duo can use some gooey caramel!

Press Rolo chocolates in your Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies for pure, sugary bliss in every piece.

Festive peanut butter blossom cookies

Instead of using holiday-themed sprinkles on your peanut butter blossoms, you can make them more Christmas-ready by rolling the cookies in red and green sugars!  

I would also swap the milk chocolate candy with white sugar cookie Kisses to give the holiday treats a more cohesive look. 

How to Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Ingredients:

Tools you need:

Instructions:

STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

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STEP 2: Combine the boxed cookie mix, egg, oil, and water to form the dough.

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STEP 3: Shape the peanut butter cookie dough into 1-inch balls, then roll them in granulated sugar.

STEP 4: Arrange the dough balls on ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

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STEP 5: Bake the peanut butter cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until light golden brown.

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STEP 6: Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Remove the peanut butter blossom cookies from the cookie sheets.

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STEP 7: Cool the peanut butter blossoms for about 20 minutes.

STEP 8: Decorate with the icing and sprinkles.

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What To Serve With Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies pair well with something straightforward, like a cup of freshly brewed coffee, a glass of cold milk, or your favorite black tea. 

If your palate demands more indulgence, the peanut butter and chocolate combo is perfect with a banana smoothie! You can also quickly make our salted caramel milkshake if you love all things sweet and salty. 🤤

Want to boost the decadence of these peanut butter blossoms? Drizzle them with butter pecan sauce or serve them with toffee ice cream.

Our caramel apple bites can also accompany them on your dessert table.

What To Serve With Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

And if you can’t get enough of PB desserts, you will love our no-bake peanut butter coconut bites and mini peanut butter pies.

Tips About Making Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • This peanut butter blossom cookies Betty Crocker recipe yields 36 cookies if you make 1-inch dough balls. You can always adjust the size of your cookies.
  • Decorate these PB blossoms to suit the occasion, or enjoy them plain. They’re not just for Christmas. Get creative with your add-ins and decorations! 
  • To keep your chocolate drops from melting when you press them into the peanut butter blossom cookies, freeze them for at least 15 minutes before adding them to the baked cookies.

How to Store Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • Room-Temperature: Forget about the fridge that can dry these Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies! Just keep them in an airtight container, place them somewhere cool and dry, and the blossoms should stay fresh for up to 4 days. 
  • Freezer: For a longer storage option, your blossom cookies can be frozen in a freezer-safe container. Stack them with parchment paper between the layers and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Make-Ahead: Jumpstart the prep work and make the peanut butter cookie dough up to 3 days ahead! Put it in a covered container and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.
How to Store Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Can You Refrigerate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Dough?

Yes! After mixing the ingredients to form the dough, simply cover the bowl and refrigerate. 

This is useful for hosting because you can just chill the dough overnight, so all you’ll need to do is shape it into balls and bake them the next day.

If the dough feels too firm to shape into balls, let it stand at room temperature for half an hour. 

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Why Do My Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Go Flat?

This is a common issue when baking peanut butter blossom cookies; they spread too much in the oven!

The solution? Chill the dough for at least an hour. 

You can also roll the dough balls and refrigerate the cookie sheet for half an hour before baking. 

This will solidify the fat in the dough so it won’t spread thinly once exposed to the heat in the oven. Otherwise, the fat will melt fast, the dough will spread, and the cookies will turn flat. 

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FAQ About Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Can you freeze peanut butter blossom cookies?

Yup. For up to 2 months! Just cool them completely and store the cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container. 

How long do peanut butter blossom cookies last?

At room temperature and inside an airtight container, your leftover peanut butter blossoms can last up to 4 days. You can also freeze them for 2 months. 

Why are my peanut butter blossom cookies crumbly?

Crumbly peanut butter blossom cookies are typically from overbaking. You should also be careful not to smash the chocolates down into the center of the cookies when assembling the peanut blossoms. 

Are peanut butter blossom cookies supposed to be soft?

Yes! Peanut butter blossom cookies are soft in the middle and slightly crunchy outside. They also have some chewiness to them. But if they’re crumbly, your dough might be too dry, so measure your ingredients well.

Are peanut butter blossoms Christmas cookies?

Yes, peanut butter blossoms are considered Christmas cookies. In fact, peanut butter blossom is the most-searched cookie recipe over the holidays in some states in the US!

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Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe

Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

These Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies are not just for the holidays. Bake them year-round with a pack of baking mix and basic pantry ingredients.

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients for Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the boxed cookie mix, egg, oil, and water to form the dough. 
  3. Shape the peanut butter cookie dough into 1-inch balls, then roll them in granulated sugar.
  4. Arrange the dough balls on ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. 
  5. Bake the peanut butter cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until light golden brown. 
  6. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Remove the peanut butter blossom cookies from the cookie sheets.
  7. Cool the peanut butter blossoms for about 20 minutes.
  8. Decorate with the icing and sprinkles. 

Notes

  • This recipe's yield will depend on the size of your cookies. With 1-inch dough balls, you'll get around 36 peanut butter blossom cookies.
  • Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies are not just for the holidays! Skip the decorations and enjoy them whenever. You can also decorate them to match the theme of your occasion. 
  • While preparing everything, pop your chocolate kisses in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will keep them from melting when placed on top of the cookies!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.

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Conclusion

These Betty Crocker peanut butter blossom cookies are the “flowers” you’ll want to bloom all year!

The good news is you can easily enjoy these soft peanut butter blossoms whenever you want, thanks to our from-scratch recipe using a cookie baking mix.

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients. Mix everything together, and your dough is ready for rolling!

These peanut blossom cookies are lusciously rich, sweet, and a bit salty. Combine these flavors with the soft, crisp texture of the cookies with melt-in-the-mouth chocolates in the center, and I promise you’ll be baking them on repeat. 😋

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