Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms – peanut butter cookies with a fall twist of orange and yellow sanding sugar and a candy pumpkin.
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I kind of love October. I hate that summer is over and awful Wisconsin winter will soon be setting in, but I kind of love October. This is a new realization for me. I am pretty excited about it.
I’ve been having a lot of new realizations lately, for example, I am a wee bit obsessed with doughnuts. I am surprised it took me this long to figure that one out, but it did and I do…love donuts that is.
Lately, I feel I am coming more into my own. It is weird saying that, or feeling that when I am 35. I guess I spent so much of my youth trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a career that it fogged up so much of figuring out who I am. Deciding to do what I’ve always wanted to do, bake, has been a huge weight off my shoulders. That and the fact that I’ve finally admitted to myself that I suffer from anxiety and that I need to do something about it. I am starting to see everything more clearly. It’s an amazing, awesome, scary, and exciting feeling. Yikes. I’ve gotten WAY off-topic. This is typical for me. 🙂
But I digress; I kind of love October – apple picking, the pumpkin farm, fall running, apple and pumpkin baking, warm jeans and sweater days (no winter coat), leaves changing colors, craft fairs, caramel apples, and apple cider, pumpkin carving, ghoulish Halloween treats, and my absolute favorite Halloween!
I am all about the candy corn this year. It started with Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats, then this, this, this, and now Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms.
I can’t get enough of candy corn this year, so much so that I dubbed this October – Candy Corn Month. You apparently agree since you made Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats a popular post.
Since it's candy corn month, Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms are a perfect addition. You’ll love this oh-so-delicious peanut butter cookie and you’ll love even more the slight crunch of the orange and yellow sanding sugar, and the Halloween / Fall + Thanksgiving twist, the mellowcreme candy pumpkin.
Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms are so easy, so melt-in-your-mouth peanut buttery, and so fall you won’t be able to resist baking and eating every last one!
What do you love about October? What was your favorite Halloween costume ever?
Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms
- 1 and ¾ cup cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- orange and yellow sanding sugar
- 48 mellowcreme candy pumpkins
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together butter, peanut butter, and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; mix until combined.
- Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients; beat on low speed until combined.
- Scoop dough into 1" rounds, or use a #60 disher to scoop balls of dough. Roll balls in orange and yellow sanding sugar. Place on a silicone baking mat/ungreased baking sheet 2" apart.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely golden brown around the edges. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be soft and undone, but they will set as they cool.
- Immediately remove the cookies and press candy pumpkin into the tops of the cookies.
- Transfer Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkin Blossoms to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!
Stella @ Stellicious Life says
These are so cute and colourful! I'm sure they are a favourite with kids!
Thanks Stella! They are a favorite with adults too! 😉
Howie Fox says
NOW those look SUPER cute!! Almost not possible to eat them so good do they look. But probably as delicious too! Thanks for sharing those blossoms!
Thanks Howie Fox! They definitely taste good too! 🙂
Tara | Deliciously Declassified says
So adorable! I'll be making these for my son's school Halloween party! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Awesome! Thanks Tara! If you make them I'd love to see! 🙂
Katalina @ Peas & Peonies says
OMG these look incredibly cute, such a cool idea to use the pumpkin candy, my toddler will love them so much!
Thanks Katalina! 🙂
What a cute idea, I love them!!! Great to connect via FBC!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Your love for baking is so easily conveyed in these blossoms - they are adorable!
Aww...Thanks Shashi. That means a lot to me. I do love to bake! 🙂
Celine @ Mrs Minty Cream says
This is so cute!! I have previously made something similar with nutella and chocolates and such but your idea of the pumpkins is so cool!! Pretty! Thanks for the share.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
These are so cute....perfect fall/Halloween treat....would look awesome as centrepieces on a table too!!
Ooh, I agree Gloria! Great idea!
jacqueline | i sugar coat it! says
These are simply adorable!
THE HUNGRY MUM says
squee! Too cute! Wish you could buy pumpkin candies in Australia. I think these win cutest bake of the day 😉
Aww, thank you The Hungry Mum! I like cutest bake of the day. 🙂 I wish you could get them in Australia too (and the UK). I didn't realize these weren't everywhere...not sure why I thought they would be. Maybe I should get a petition going to get candy corn/candy pumpkins everywhere! 😉
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I just pinned this because this is the best idea! What a spiffy way to add on to already delicious blossom cookies!
Thanks Pamela. I was really happy with how they turned out visually and tasting! Also I like the word spiffy! 😉
Marsha @ Marsha's Baking Addiction says
These look super cute and tasty! I'll take a few! 🙂
He he. Thanks Marsha!
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
These look so pretty and are perfect for fall!!
Charlene @ That Girl Cooks Healthy says
Aww these look so adorable and very timely for the Halloween.
Thanks Charlene! They are delicious too! 🙂
Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess says
How cute! Perfect Fall cookies! Pinning!