These are my daughter’s favorite cookies and another easy holiday addition to the dessert table. I included these as part of a Wedding Cookie Bar a year ago and they went quickly. I am a cookie-snob and prefer homemade over store-bought any day but don’t want to work too hard. If you agree, you’ll find that these are super easy and that the peanut butter cookie base is the perfect pair for a Hershey’s Kiss.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

36 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped (I really wish they’d make a bag of unwrapped ones)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, beat together both sugars, peanut butter, butter and egg until blended. Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder until the dough forms.
  3. Shape the dough into 1″ thick balls; roll in additional sugar spread on a plate. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart or use a mini-cupcake pan, sprayed with Pam or cooking spray (the mini pans come in 24 or 48 cups depending on brand)
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and place 1 Hershey’s Kiss in each cookie.
  5. Remove from the cookie sheets to a cooling rack. Makes 36.

Notes:

  • Use Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups instead of the Hershey’s Kisses for variation.
  • If you want to make it even easier, purchase the pre-made peanut butter cookie log found in the dairy isle of the grocery store and begin at step 3 above. We won’t tell. Either way, you’ll find these are delish!

Enjoy! XOXO Jill