Peanut Butter-Fudge Blossoms

IPC kitchen orders the grocery from Sam's Club each week.  Due to lack of refrigerator/freezer and dry storage space, we can't buy in bulk from large food vendors.  Though Sam's Club's fax n pull service is wonderful, you don't always get what you order so we learn to be flexible and improvise.

These peanut buter blossom cookies use Hershey's Chocolate Kisses (click for previous post), but since we did not get them in time to make our Wednesday dessert, we made simple fudge instead to fill the cookies.   And boy, these cookies freshly baked with warm, soft fudge center was simply beautiful!   

Since we multiplied the recipe by 5, we use the scale to measure the dry ingredients.  Here is a baking conversion chart.   If you are baking in large volume, measuring by weight is really the best way and your  baking result will be more consistent.  


Peanut Butter-Fudge Blossom Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

8 Tablespoon (1 Stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment papers. Process 2/3 cup flour and peanuts in food processor until finely ground. Transfer to bowl and stir in remaining flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in two batches, mixing until just combined. Do not over beat. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes until firm.

3. In the mean time, put chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl.    Microwave on medium until ingredients are melted, about 3-5 minute, stirring once or twice during cooking.  Let cool for few minutes and put the chocolate mixture in a gallon Ziplock bag to use it as a piping bag.  Keep it at room temperature while shaping and baking cookies.

4. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes until just set and beginning to crack. Remove from oven, and immediately, using the back of the measuring spoon or round dull object, make small depressions in the center of the cookies.  Let cool slightly.

5. Cut a small opening in one corner of the ziplock bag with a pair of scissors.  Carefully pipe the fudge into the center of the cookies.  Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. 


  1. I really love the fudgy recipe for the middle of these cookies! Way to improvise!

  2. oh so cute are thise cookies. I wish I had one or two or maybe a handful ;-)

    1. Thanks so much Paula and Joanna! These are pretty addictive, yes. :)