A few years back I made the peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies above. I find this is still a go to recipe I use all the time. In fact it was just over 4 years ago, July 15, 2009 last time I posted about it. We have an annual 3 day convention we go to every year and well I find a little treat and pick me up in the afternoon is just the thing to help me pay attention. I've adapted this recipe from a local small town Iowa cookbook. It's super easy and a great idea for something to do with kids. They can unwrap all the kisses and help put them on the warm cookies as you pull them out of the oven.
After you mix all the ingredients start hand rolling the dough into small balls.
Roll the balls into sugar and lightly coat.
Place the rolled cookie dough onto cookie sheets and cook at 375 for 8 minutes.
Start unwrapping all your chocolate kisses while you wait for the cookies to bake.
After first 8 minutes, take out the cookies and gently smoosh one chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Then return to the oven and finish baking for 5 more minutes, then let them cool on a rack. Then eat away, Enjoy!
1 c. Butter
1 c. Peanut Butter (I use Trader Joes or a Natural Peanut Butter, I've used Skippy before but i like a little more texture in this recipe).
1 c. Sugar
1 c. Brown Sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs, beaten
4 T. milk (in a pinch i used Rice Milk, we never have regular milk in our house)
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Additional granulated sugar
1 pkg of kisses
Directions: Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar
and brown sugar; add eggs, milk and vanilla. Sift together dry
ingredients, except additional sugar and candies; add to butter mixture.
Shape into balls; roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake at
375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and press and chocolate
star or kiss on each cookie until the cookie cracks around the edge.
Return to oven for 5 minutes.