To start off my Christmas week of baking yummy cookies, I went with a favorite of my husbands, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. I actually tried two different recipes. The first was horrible and I will not share and the 2nd one is my tried & true recipe.
Sometimes it is just best to stay with what you know. I made a double batch and got over 120 cookies! It was a perfect day for baking as we’ve been almost snowed in around here the last few days!
I hate to admit to it, but I really am not a huge fan of peanut butter. I like it with jelly in a sandwich and sometimes on a spoon with a little milk but outside of that I really don’t want much to do with it. Anyone else the same way?
On to the recipe. I will say that this dough is perfect to make the day or night before & keep it chilled till you are ready. You may also want to buy an extra bag of kisses just in case you or your family raids them while you are baking 🙂
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Shortening
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 package Kisses Candies
- Preheat oven 375 degrees.
- Cream together granulated sugar, brown sugar, shortening & peanut butter. Add eggs, milk & vanilla; beat well.
- Stir together flour, baking soda, salt & add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well, shape into 1 inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar, if desired. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Press on Kiss candy into center of each warm cookie. Return to oven, bake 3 minutes longer. Make 6-7 dozen cookies.
If you would rather, you can do as I did and skip the step of taking the cookies out and pressing the kiss in, then returing it to the oven for a few more minutes. It is not needed and so instead of baking cookies for 8 minutes, cook for 11 minutes. Remove them and immedietly push the kiss into the center of cookie!