At the risk of being put on the naughty list, I’m going to admit something about the enduringly popular, borderline iconic, and (at least here in the Midwest) obligatory cookie tray essential, peanut butter blossom cookies: I’ve never fully understood the hype. Most of the peanut butter kiss cookies I’ve tried were dry and lacking in peanut butter pow, and the kiss was awkward to bite. Still, they are so well loved (and I do so love peanut butter), that I decided to see if I could create an updated version that would please blossom cookie lovers and blossom cookie skeptics alike. The results: Brown Butter Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. THIS is the cookie I’ve been missing all along!
This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.
Brown Butter Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are the next-level version of a cookie that’s so ubiquitous, I have memories of it starting with moms of my kindergarten classmates baking them for our annual Christmas party.
At our office cookie exchanges, not one but two people were sure to bring a batch of blossoms.
Stop a stranger in the grocery store and ask him/her what their favorite Christmas cookie is, and I’ll wager you a bag of chocolate kisses they’ll answer chocolate peanut butter blossom cookies 50 percent of the time. (more…)