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Easter Peanut Butter Blossoms

Updated: Mar 14

Today I’m making Easter Peanut Butter Blossoms. I love making these for all the holidays because I have so many fond memories of making them as a child with my mother. My mom used to use the recipe from the back of the bag because it always worked perfectly. These days I’ve added my own adaptations to add a little more flavor and holiday flair. Easter is the perfect time for these because everyone is indulging in so many sweets and these are so cheery on our Easter table. 

Since these are a great recipe to make with kids, I always suggest getting them in the kitchen with you the second you are ready to begin. I let mine make the dough from scratch and choose the decoration colors. I even pick up different kinds of chocolate kisses at the store and let them decide the color combinations they are going to make! We have a lot of great sprinkle and sanding sugar options at our local grocery store. If you don’t, you can also find excellent choices online and order them in advanced. 

I’ve experimented with many different ways to dress up these cookies and have come to determine that sanding sugar and small sprinkles are the best way to do so. The cookies puff up and expand as they bake and you really want them to stick to the cookie dough and not shed all over the baking sheet in the oven.  

Once the cookies are rolled and baked it’s time for the best part – adding the kisses. This is always the hardest part since the cookies are still warm and the chocolate melts slightly. After you add the kisses try (try!) not to touch the cookies for about half an hour. It’s really important that they firm up. Then, once they have, they are all ready to eat.  These are really fun for an Easter celebration. Enjoy! 

Easter Peanut Butter Blossoms 


These classic cookies get an Easter makeover in this fabulous recipe. I love how pretty they are – they're perfect for an Easter table! 


Makes about 3 dozen cookies 



  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (don’t use an all-natural brand) 

  • 1 egg 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 

  • 1 tsp baking soda 

  • 1/2 tsp salt 

  • Hershey Kisses 

  • Pastel sanding sugar for rolling 



  1. In a large bowl combine the sugars, butter and peanut butter with a hand mixer until light and creamy. 

  1. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until completely combined.  

  1. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix them with a fork to combine. 

  1. With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until they are just combined, and no more flour is visible.  

  1. Place ball of dough in a mixing bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for at least 40 minutes, or up to overnight. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

  1. Remove the dough from the oven and pinch off bits and roll them into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the sanding sugars until they are completely coated. 

  1. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are set and the cookie is golden brown. 

  1. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 1 minute. Then, carefully, place the Hershey Kisses into the tops of the cookie and press down slightly. Use a spatula to transfer them to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely and the kisses to cool completely before eating. 


Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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