Remember those caramel peanut butter kisses cookies? I sure do. In fact, I haven't been able to get them out of my head since I made them. And inhaled them. When I spotted the Reese's peanut butter hearts in the Valentine's Day aisle at my local grocery store, I knew they wanted nothing more than to sit atop that same soft, chewy, sugar-encrusted peanut butter cookie. And I was right.
Boy, was I right.
These double peanut butter blossom cookies will melt in your mouth, especially if you eat them immediately after removing them from the pan. That Reese's peanut butter heart gets all melty and gooey and you can't help but get it all over your face when you eat these Valentine's Day cookies. Of course you could wait a few hours and let them set, but who's got time for that?
I wasn't sure if I could still call them peanut butter blossom cookies if they have a Reese's heart instead of a Hershey's kiss, but then I realized they totally fit into the "blossom" family. They're that super cool cousin all the younger cousins wanted to be when they grew up.
If you're planning to take these to a Valentine's Day party (or doorbell ditch them on someone's porch), you'll want to plan ahead so they have time to set, at least if you need to stack them. Otherwise you'll have frosted peanut butter cookies rather than double peanut butter blossom cookies.
Printable recipe for melt-in-your-mouth double peanut butter blossom cookies below. Enjoy!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ cup sugar, divided
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 T milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 48 Reese's peanut butter hearts, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine butter, 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and milk; continue beating until thoroughly combined.
- Add salt, baking soda and flour. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl at least once, until well mixed.
- Use a medium scoop (or estimate a large tablespoonful of dough) to shape dough into balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes.) Roll balls in ½ cup sugar and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Baked 8 to 10 minutes or until very light golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately press 1 Reese's peanut butter heart in the center of each cookie. Let cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g
Want to see those caramel peanut butter kisses cookies? Just try not to drool...
If you're looking for another easy Valentine's Day treat, try these red velvet rice krispie treats. They're my absolute favorite way to eat Rice Krispies cereal.