peanut butter sweethearts

peanut butter sweethearts

i took the whole peanut butter blossom idea and added a little valentine’s day touch with some Dove chocolate hearts. sometimes i find peanut butter cookies to be a bit too hard, but this recipe makes for some SUPER soft & chewy cookies. they are absolutely loaded with peanut butter flavor, too. and the best part is that the whole recipe can be made in one bowl. 🙂

whoops! the chocolate hearts started melting a bit,  so i threw the next batch in the freezer right after pressing the heart onto the baked cookie.

they are just as soft and peanut butter-y as they look 🙂

peanut butter sweethearts

makes about 2 dozen small-ish cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 24 dove chocolate hearts
  • extra granulated sugar for rolling

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cream butter and sugars together until just mixed.  Stir in peanut butter, then the egg, and then the vanilla.
  2. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  3. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Remove chilled dough from fridge and roll into balls. Spread a thin layer of granulated sugar on a plate and roll each dough ball to evenly coat.
  6. On an ungreased baking sheet, bake for 8-9 minutes, until the tops begin to *slightly* crack. (you do not want to overbake!)
  7. Press a chocolate heart into each cookie and quickly stick the baking sheet in the freezer or fridge so the warm cookie does not completely melt the chocolate heart. Let the chocolate set (about 15 minutes) on the cookies in the freezer/fridge.  Remove and enjoy! 🙂
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Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirls

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Comments

  1. These look perfect! I love peanut butter blossom cookies, this is a yummy twist!

  2. I recently tried a Betty Crocker recipe…

    Mix 3/4 cup of Peanut Butter and one 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated) until smooth.

    Add 2 cups of original Bisquick mix, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

    Mix until it is a nice even mix (should be the color and consistency of peanut butter buckeyes). Dough hooks and a spatula work quite well here.

    Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls, rolling the top of the balls in granulated sugar.

    Bake 6 to 8 minutes (I only needed 6 minutes and 20 seconds). Pop in the hearts, then let cool a minute before popping into the freezer 🙂 Super easy, and no mess!!

  3. I love peanut butter blossoms and I love how you put a valentine’s day twist on them!

  4. I was just thinking about making the peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s chocolate kiss on top with my kids for Valentine’s Day, but I love the festiveness and hearty-ness of these! 🙂

  5. What a delicious twist! Too cute and perfect for occasion!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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