I don’t know that there is a more classic Christmas cookie than Peanut Butter Blossoms. I made them every Christmas in the kitchen with my mom for as long as I can remember. We’d often have cookie making parties where my Aunt Rose would come over, along with her brood of boys – and we’d all make cookies. Those are some of my favorite Christmas memories!

Hershey’s contacted me a couple of weeks ago, and offered to send me a Holiday baking pack. Free chocolate? How could I resist? It arrived last week, filled with lots of goodies. I couldn’t wait to start my Christmas baking! Monday night was our small town’s Christmas parade, so my mom came up and we baked these cookies with the boys before the parade started. They had so much fun helping to roll the balls of dough in the sugar before baking. And, what joy to carry that tradition along to our own little family unit!


  1. Brenda Dodge
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM | Permalink

    I use Hershey’s bars for my homemade candy and for so much more. These cookies are always on my list to bake for Christmas.

  2. Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    I use Hershey’s chocolate to make fudge – I swear it doesn’t taste right otherwise.

  3. Kim S
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    Kissy Cookies of course. They are my families favorite!

  4. Kristen S.
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

    I use Hershey’s in a from scratch chocolate sheet cake that everyone requests from me during the holidays! A secret family recipe that is SO good!

  5. Posted November 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM | Permalink

    my Hidden Kisses – our family’s favorite holiday cookie!

  6. Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM | Permalink

    I love making fudge around the holidays and I always grab for the Hershey’s cocoa to make it! 🙂

  7. Stacey
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:01 PM | Permalink

    A fudge and nut version of these cookies!

  8. Dawn
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    I make a ton of cookies every holiday season and about 90% of them have some kind of chocolate in them!

  9. Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:14 PM | Permalink

    I like making chocolate chip cookie dough brownies with Hershey’s chocolate chips and Hershey’s Cocoa Powder!

  10. Posted November 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM | Permalink

    I just made chocolate chip cookie dough fudge with the Hershey’s mini chips and that is a new favorite of mine!

  11. jody lagola
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

    My favorite cookie for christmas is peanut blossoms followed by spritz cookies Happy Holidays

  12. karen
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    I love baking with Hershey’s cocoa, the chocolate cake recipe on the container is divine!

  13. Deb
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    Double chocolate cookies with Hershey’s Semi Sweet Chocolate chips

  14. Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    peanut butter kiss cookies of course. my family can’t survive a holiday without! traditions 🙂

  15. Melanie
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

    Either these cookies or the Hershey Bar Pie. So delicious!!

  16. Meghan
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cookies are peanut butter blossoms, and I like to make them with dark chocolate Hershey’s kisses. I also use Hershey’s baking cocoa to make my microwave hot chocolate, which is my favorite post-workout treat in the winter. Yum!

  17. Jenny
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM | Permalink

    Is there anything that I don’t love using Hershey’s chocolate in?! 😀 If I had to pick one recipe though… I love making flourless chocolate cakes using Hershey’s Special Dark chips. Divine!

  18. Rachel J
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM | Permalink

    My favorite holiday thing to bake w/ Hershey’s is chocolate thumbprint cookies!

  19. Paula in Colorado
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    Peanut Butter Blossoms are one of my all-time favorite cookies. My favorite thing to bake with Hershey’s cocoa is black magic cake. It’s perfect!

  20. Cathy Guszkowski
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM | Permalink

    S’mores fudge with Hershey bars! Mmm…

  21. Lisa
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    Peanut butter blossoms but my family calls them peanut buttons!

  22. Amy S
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 12:07 AM | Permalink

    Molasses cookies!

  23. Sherry
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM | Permalink

    I love making a no-bake cheesecake using chopped Hershey bars mixed in and sprinkled on top. Always popular!

  24. Jessica L
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

    My Mom and I bake peanut butter blossoms every year with Hershey’s kisses!

  25. Bridget
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    Peanut Butter blossoms, of course!

  26. Posted December 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM | Permalink

    Ohhh I want to make the WHOLE book of cookies from one of my vintage cookbooks but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be pinwheel cookies… they are sooo pretty when completed!

  27. Posted December 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM | Permalink

    Just baked a chocolate cake today with Hershey’s cocoa. Can’t wait to dig in! I also love just basic chocolate chip cookies…mMMMmm

    • Maria
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM | Permalink

      I make a chocolate pie using 2 giant hershey bars w/ almonds and whipped heavy cream. YUM!!!

  28. Teather
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Peanut Butter Blossom cookies made with Bisquick! I want to also try pumpkin brownies.

  29. Rachel
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

    I love using hersheys chocolate to make s’mores when it is cold outside!

  30. Nina
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    To bake and place on butter cookies.

  31. Jessica
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM | Permalink

    My favorite thing to make over the holidays is hot chocolate cookies. I add a chunk of Hershey’s chocolate over each cookie with bits of marshmallows! 🙂

  32. JessicaMc
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 2:32 AM | Permalink

    I make so many peanut butter blossoms I dream about them by the time Christmas gets here! My husband likes the cookie rolled in sugar before it’s baked, my brother & niece like them without sugar, and my sister-in-law, mom, & dad like them topped with a mini Reese’s cup instead of a Hershey’s kiss! My personal favorite is the not-rolled in sugar version as soon as you put that Kiss on top–so the chocolate is all soft & gooey on top of that warm cookie!

  33. Shannon C
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM | Permalink

    Blondies with toffee chips!

  34. Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:31 AM | Permalink

    fudge is probably one of the biggies, but i am also a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies and only hershey’s will do 🙂

  35. Jenny
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM | Permalink

    Hi Laura! I’m so excited that I was chosen as the winner in the giveaway. I emailed my mailing info to you. Hope you got it. My email server has been acting up… Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! 🙂 Please let me know if you didn’t get my info.

  36. Rose
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    Hey, I saw I was mentioned in your blog! Those are awesome memories. I love that you remember those days as fondly as I do. Love you Laura Girl!

    • Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM | Permalink

      Was just thinking about our Easter egg hunts yesterday. Love you too, Aunt Rose! 🙂

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