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Peanut Butter Blossoms (Valentine Version)

This valentine version of Peanut Butter Blossoms are a take on an old classic for the holidays.  Soft peanut butter cookie dough that is rolled in sugar then baked to perfection.  Easy one is topped with a heart peanut butter cup.  
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie, Cookies, Dessert, Peanut Butter, Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar, Divided
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 30 Reeses Heart Peanut Butter Cups, Unwrapped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter for 1 minute
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  • Stir in baking soda, salt and flour and combine until just incorporated.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. *I use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to make sure all cookies are the same size.
  • Roll each dough ball in remaining 1/3 cup sugar and place onto a cookie sheet. 12 per cookie sheet evenly spaced out.
  • Gently press the tops down just a little with a flat bottom glass or your hand.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes. You only want a hint of golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and immediately press a heart peanut butter cup into the cookie.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Let cookies cool completely before serving.  About 1 hour.  
  • Store in an airtight container.