Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms #ChristmasCookieWeek

These delicious cookies are cousins of the ever popular Peanut Blossom that is topped with a Hershey's Kiss.  This recipe adds chocolate to the peanut butter cookie and replaces the kiss with a miniature peanut butter cup.  If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these cookies are for you!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms

We are still baking and sharing cookies to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays.....
Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of a Kitchen Hoor's Adventures host a Christmas Cookies Week each year where they invite us to join them in sharing cookie recipes with our readers in plenty of time for them to start their holiday baking.

Let's see what everyone baked up to share today.......
Cookies on plate

While these cookies will not replace the traditional peanut butter blossoms that my family adores and insists upon each and every year, they will be a welcome addition to the cookie buffet that I put out each year.  I especially enjoyed the crushed peanut coating on the cookies but I also made a dozen without the coating and they were very good as well.

Christmas Cookies pin

Later today I am sharing a wonderful vegetable side that would be a great addition to any holiday table.  It comes from Reunion Island and is warm, comforting and full of cheese. Tomorrow I am sharing more holiday flavors with Cranberry Glazed Sticky Wings and then I will be back on Friday with my final cookie for this event.  Hope you find time to stop by.





Cookies, Christmas, Desserts, Holidays, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Candy
Desserts, Cookies
American
Yield: 36 cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms

These delicious cookies are cousins of the ever popular Peanut Blossom that is topped with a Hershey's Kiss. This recipe adds chocolate to the peanut butter cookie and replaces the kiss with a miniature peanut butter cup. If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these cookies are for you!!
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 12 MinInactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 2 M

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 2/3 c. baking cocoa
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 36 miniature peanut butter cups, chilled
  • Crushed dry roasted peanuts, if desired

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream toghether the butter and peanut butter until blended. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until incorporated. Place bowl containing the batter and the peanut butter cups in refrigerator for half an hour.
  5. Place the crushed nuts into a shallow bowl. After the dough has chilled, remove from refrigerator and, using a cookie scoop, shape into balls. Roll each cookie ball in the peanuts and place onto a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 12 minutes, until edges are set.
  7. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes while you remove the peanut butter cups from the refrigerator and unwrap them. Top each cookie with a peanut butter cup, remove to a wire rack and let cool until set.

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #113

Nutrition Facts

Calories

207.15

Fat (grams)

12.73

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.35

Carbs (grams)

20.40

Fiber (grams)

1.41

Net carbs

18.99

Sugar (grams)

13.77

Protein (grams)

4.79

Sodium (milligrams)

150.00

Cholesterol (grams)

18.10

20 comments:

  1. Oh, my peanut butter cup loving sister is going to adore these!

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  2. Chocolate and peanut butter are ALWAYS a great idea! Love these!

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  3. These are the fanciest peanut butter blossoms I have ever seen! They are an upgrade of the original.

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  4. I love your substitutions!!! Mini peanut butter cups are my nemesis!

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  5. What a fun little twist on a holiday favorite!

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  6. The peanut butter and nut lovers in my house will love these

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  7. Peanut Butter is a weakness of mine! I'd eat these for breakfast!

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  8. Wow...this is a peanut butter lover's recipe for sure! B.O.B. Bob would absolutely swoon over these!!!

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  9. Chocolate and peanut butter - please pass the entire batch of cookies! Love them!

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    1. Alas...you are too late. They were quickly gobbled up by the Teen and her friends.

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  10. Looks like so much peanut packed goodness in there.

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