- 1 bag of Hershey’s kisses
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup additional granulated sugar for rolling
- 1. Heat oven to 375°. Unwrap chocolate kisses.
- Beat together shortening and peanut butter until well blended. Add in the granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beau until fluffy. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Then add it into the peanut butter mixture.
- Shape dough into 1-tablespoon size balls and roll in granulated sugar. Put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Quickly press a kiss into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Let cool completely. Makes about 32 cookies.
These peanut butter cookies are an easy bake, and always delicious. They are perfect to make for yourself, or as a gift for someone! Just remember to save one for yourself, you’ll want to try them! My sister and I made these over spring break for a gift for our cousins. I don’t like peanut butter myself, but everyone who has tried these says they were so so good.
We used the Hershey’s recipe to make these cookies. it calls for Reese’s peanut butter, but we used regular peanut butter instead. Using regular did make the cookies a lot less sweet, since Reese’s probably has a lot of sugar in it. The cookies were still perfectly good, especially with the kiss in the center. However, if you want your cookie to be a little bit sweeter, I recommend putting in some extra sugar in the dough. Or you could substitute the regular peanut butter for Reese’s peanut butter.
Keep in mind that when these are in the oven, they won’t spread out very much. You might think they aren’t done baking because they haven’t spread, but they’re supposed to be like that. When you press the kiss into the middle it will push them down, and they will spread out a little. The cookies will crack when you push the kiss down. My cookies were cracking a lot, and I was worried they were going to fall apart. I just had to press them together a little bit. Once they cooled, they hardened and looked great.
Try this recipe, and let me know how you like it! Or if you have an even better recipe, show me! Happy cookie eating