These peanut butter and chocolate kiss cookies are a classic for a reason. Partly because they combine the two best cookie ingredients known to bakers everywhere—peanut butter and chocolate—and partly because they’re so easy to make… and eat. Make a batch of boring chocolate chip cookies for Santa and save these for your own personal stash. You won’t want to share.
What You’ll Need:
48 Hershey’s Kisses
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
What to Do:
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates and set aside a bowl of granulated sugar.
Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll them in granulated sugar and place onto a cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie and set aside to cool.