Caramel Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

a cooling rack with peanut butter blossom cookies lined up to cool

The ultimate cookie of the season, on every holiday cookie platter and a simple recipe that everyone loves and a little caramel to go along with it.  Caramel Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are made with the softest peanut butter cookie, rolled in granulated sugar, a thumbprint of caramel sauce and a chocolate kiss!  



Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
1 ¾  Cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Unsalted Butter
½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Sugar Topping
½ Cup Granulated Sugar

Caramel Filling
12 caramel squares, unwrapped
3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream

30 Chocolate Kisses


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
  3. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, peanut butter and light brown sugar until smooth and creamy
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue mixing until fully combined
  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until incorporated (do not over mix)
  6. Scoop the peanut butter cookie batter into 1 ½ inch balls and roll each cookie ball in the granulated sugar topping
  7. Place the cookie dough on the prepared sheet sheet approximately 2 inch apart and press a thumbprint into each cookie (just in the center, do not flatten the cookie dough)
  8. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes
  9. Remove the cookie from the oven and spoon a small amount caramel sauce into each thumbprint indention and place a chocolate kiss on top of the caramel sauce and gently press down
  10. Allow the cookies to cool completely and the chocolate kiss to harden back up

Caramel Filling

  1. While the cookies are baking place the caramel candy squares and the heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted 



  • This peanut butter cookie dough recipe does not need to be refrigerated before baking
  • Do not press the cookies down on the baking sheet
  • Once the cookies are baked and the chocolate kiss is pressed into the cookie allow it to cool completely or the chocolate kiss will be very soft  or you can quickly refrigerate the cookies to allow the chocolate kiss to harden back up before serving

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