This time of year can’t go by until the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are baked and enjoyed. This cookie is one of those that will show up at least once or twice throughout the Christmas parties I go to, whether I bake and share them or another guest does. These are very easy cookies to put together. Thanks to my handy-dandy cookie scoop, this recipe is easily completed in less than an hour! I think I did it in more like 30 minutes. If you don’t have a cookie scoop yet, put it on your Christmas list, besides the baking mats, it’s a necessity if you want to make cookies in a flash!
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
48 (1 8-8.5 oz bag) Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; mix with electric mixer on low speed until stiff dough forms.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet topped with a baking matt.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 milk chocolate kiss candy, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheet to cool.
Recipe from Pillsbury