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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Kiss CookiesBaking Christmas cookies with my family is a favorite tradition during the holiday season. In addition to sugar cookies, I always bake peanut butter Kiss cookies each year. A peanut butter cookie rolled in sugar and topped with a chocolate Kiss just says Christmas to me. To make my peanut butter Kiss cookies even more festive, I even roll the uncooked dough in red and green colored sugar. I also sometimes use festive chocolate instead of plain Kisses such as the chocolate bells that I used one year.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of shortening or butter
  • 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup plus extra of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 48 chocolate Kisses

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º.
  2. Unwrap the chocolate Kisses.
  3. Combine the shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl with a mixer.
  4. Add the 1/3 cup of white sugar and brown sugar to the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture.
  6. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  8. Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls.
  9. Roll the cookie dough balls in the extra sugar. (Use colored sugar for more festive cookies!)
  10. Place the sugared cookie dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Remove from the oven.
  13. Immediately press a chocolate Kiss into the centers of the baked cookies.
  14. Remove from the cookie sheet.
  15. Allow to cool.
  16. Store in an airtight container.

What yummy Christmas goodies are you baking this holiday season?

Starting with Shortening for the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Adding the Peanut Butter to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough

Mixing the Ingredients for the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough Adding the Sugar to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough

Adding the Brown Sugar to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough Adding the Egg to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough

Whole Wheat Flour Adding the Dry Ingredients to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie Dough Red, White, and Green Sugar

Rolling the Dough Balls in Sugar Baked Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Adding the Chocolate Kisses Counter of Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Image Credits

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2011 Heather Johnson
Starting with Shortening for the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Peanut Butter to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Mixing the Ingredients for the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Sugar to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Brown Sugar to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Egg to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Whole Wheat Flour © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Dry Ingredients to the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Red, White, and Green Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Rolling the Dough Balls in Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baked Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Chocolate Kisses © 2012 Heather Johnson
Counter of Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson

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