Peanut Blossom Cookies

  • Peanut Blossom Cookies

    Peanut Blossom Cookies Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP

  • "Perfect Cookie."

    "Perfect Cookie." America's Test Kitchen for Associated Press

Posted2/19/2019 12:52 PM

1 1/3 cups (6 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup salted dry-roasted peanuts


1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup packed (2 1/3 ounces) dark brown sugar

1/3 cup (2 1/3 ounces) granulated sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

48-50 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Process 2/3 cup flour and peanuts in food processor until peanuts are finely ground, about 15 seconds; transfer to bowl and whisk in baking powder, baking soda, salt, and remaining 2/3 cup flour.

Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and beat until combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, and mix until just combined. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and space them 2 inches apart on prepared sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until cookies are just set and beginning to crack, 9 to 11 minutes. Working quickly, remove sheet from oven and place 1 candy in center of each cookie, pressing down firmly. Return sheet to oven and bake until cookies are light golden, about 2 minutes longer. Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before serving.

Makes 48 cookies

Nutrition information per serving: 94 calories; 53 calories from fat; 6 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 11 mg cholesterol; 48 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 2 g protein.

America's Test Kitchen provided this article to The Associated Press.

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