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Red velvet peanut butter blossom cookies for Valentines care packages

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter blossom cookies are always loved and cherished, and the mix of chocolate kisses and the red color of the cookies makes this recipe a special treat for a Valentines care package.
Course special occasion treat
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cookies, red velvet cookies, valentines day
Servings 48
Calories 110kcal
Author dorothy stainbrook


  • cookie sheet
  • Bowls and measuring spoons


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature; 1 stick
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk whole or 2%
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 11 ounce dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses Enough to make 48 cookies
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red sanding sugar granulated sugar in red


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Beat butter and peanut butter together in a stand mixer on medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes). Add brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until fluffy (2 min). Turn mixer to low and add in egg, milk, vanilla and red food coloring. Beat over medium high until light and fluffy
  • In a separate bowl sift together cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. With mixer on low, add flour mixture gradually to sugar mixture and beat until just combined (do not overmix).
  • Remove mixer from stand and shape dough into 1 inch balls. Pour red sanding sugar into bowl and roll the balls in the red sugar to coat. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. While cookies are baking, unwrap the kisses.
  • Remove cookies from oven and immedietely press kiss into center of each cookie. The cookie will crack around the edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg