Connect
To Top

    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

    Baking 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/butter 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 Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

    Image Credits

    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe © 2012 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 © 2011 Heather Johnson
    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson

    More in Recipes

    • Pink Apple Jam Recipe

      I have been busy over the past week processing the apples from my Jonathan apple tree. I have made many quarts...

      Heather JohnsonSeptember 20, 2019
    • Mint Jelly Recipe

      Last year I grew a couple of mint plants in containers on my patio. Apparently some of the mint escaped because...

      Heather JohnsonSeptember 17, 2019
    • Pink Apple Jelly Recipe

      I currently have two apple trees in my front yard. The Jonathan apple tree produced approximately 1000 apples this year. I...

      Heather JohnsonSeptember 14, 2019
    • Pickled Carrots Recipe

      On a recent trip to California, my family discovered pickled carrots. I have made many kinds of pickled cucumbers in the...

      Heather JohnsonAugust 16, 2019
    • Nesselrode Pie Recipe

      Nesselrode pie is a custard cream pie popular in Europe during the nineteenth century. The pie was first created for Count...

      Heather JohnsonDecember 28, 2018