[donotprint] I wish the combination of chocolate and peanut butter wasn’t so perfect together. My life would be so much easier if I were not tempted by these peanut butter kiss cookies the girls and I made the other night. You know I have a problem when I’ve eaten so many, I bake another batch while the girls are at school so I won’t be interrogated for missing cookies later when they get home. The other issue I have with these cookies is how easy it is to eat one, grab another, and before you know it, I’m caught in an addictive cycle of eating these cookies! It’s ridiculous!
Making these cookies are just beginning of our holiday baking. A cookie tray just isn’t complete without this classic cookie which for some reason seems to only appear around Christmas time. The girls and I love making these cookies because the dough only takes minutes to make and we always have fun pressing each Hershey’s Kiss down on each freshly baked peanut butter cookie right when they come out of the oven. The kids think I don’t know that they take a few Kisses plop them in their mouths when I’m not looking, but trust me… I know. It’s all good.
The batch we made last night only used 1 cup sugar, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1 egg for the dough. The cookies came out more flat than I’m used to but were very good in flavor. But a small part of me wanted the cookies to look like the cookies of my youth. So after taking a moment to think how I could tweak this, I came up with my own variation which turned out very well. I’ve lost count on how many I’ve eaten but will happily share the recipe with you! Happy baking! [/donotprint]
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Makes 2 dozen
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup creamy peanut butter
24 Hershey Kisses
Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate in a stand mixer of by using a hand mixer for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and mix again for 1 more minute.
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press one chocolate kiss down on top of each cookie gently until the chocolate is set into place and the dough spreads out ever so slightly. Allow the cookies to completely cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!