Post 11 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Oh hey look, another day that I pass over the “healthy” or “low-fat” option in my blog post categories. I know, it’s shocking! I seriously think that I’ll be posting nothing but salads in January. Not by choice, of course. Simply because there is no more butter or other fatty ingredient left to purchase within a 100-mile radius of me.
Enough about my issues, though. Today I want to post about the insanely common yet insanely popular and delicious peanut butter kiss cookie. The recipe I use is pretty much straight from the back of the Hershey’s Kisses bag, but it yields great results. A perfectly soft, chewy cookie with just the right amount of peanut butter.
To make 30-36 cookies, you will need:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 30 Hershey’s kisses, wrappers removed
- 1/2 cup additional granulated sugar, for rolling the cookies in
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl (preferably with an electric mixer), beat the butter, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir it into the peanut butter mixture; mix until combined.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
Roll in granulated sugar, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper if you wish).
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie upon removal from the oven. Let cool entirely.
Tip: Once the cookies have reached room temperature, you may pop them into the fridge for 20 minutes to re-harden the chocolate.
These cookies are delicious for the holidays or any other occasion. Hope you enjoy!
Day 2: Cinnamon Palmiers
Day 3: Cranberry Relish
Day 4: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies
Day 5: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Day 7: Almond Orange Biscotti
Day 8: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Day 9: Candied Walnuts
Day 10: Christmas Sugar Cookies
Day 11: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies