Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter Blossoms

This cookie the sneaks some whole wheat flour in peanut butter blossoms cookies that kids love.  Even the pickiest eater will not notice.  It is a healthier version of the cookie that many of us love.

Peanut butter blossoms was a Pillsbury bake-off winner recipes in the 9th annual bake-off in 1957.  The original recipe is still very popular today with it’s chocolate kiss and peanut butter cookie.  It was one of the cookies that many of us grew up eating on holidays and special occasions.

Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Servings: 40 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Chocolate kisses unwrapped
  • sugar to roll cookie ball in


Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl cream sugar, shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and egg until blended.  Add milk and vanilla to the mixture.  In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking power and baking soda together.  Add flour mixture part at a time.  This is a stiff dough so you may have to finish adding flour by stirring by hand.

Roll the dough in one inch balls, then roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.  Press chocolate kiss in the top of the ball.  Place cookies one inch apart on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  The cookie will be set but not brown.  Let cookie sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin says:

    Good idea to sneak a little whole wheat flour into the mix.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I bought some a while ago that I only used a few times and the rest of the flour was lingering in my cupboard. I decided it was time to use it up. A little here and a little there in recipes and no one will notice. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. zippyquilts says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I love these cookies but my recipe is all white flour!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You won’t notice much difference in the cookie. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hello. Don’t tell anyone ,but these are by far my favorite kind of cookies. thank you for sharing your recipe, I will try it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Yes these cookies are as popular as Oreos. Thanks for stopping in.

      Liked by 1 person

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