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Photo credit: Betty Crocker

I remember these cookies from my childhood. This was part of the annual Christmas cookie bake-a-thon. I know this recipe isn’t original as I copied it from the back of the Kisses package I used for making these.

Anyway, it’s a great cookie and not hard to make. Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup butter – softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 sugar
  • 1/3 packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 48 Kisses
  • Additional granulated sugar to roll the cookie in before baking


  1. Heat oven to 375°.  Remove wrappers from Kisses.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Add 1/3 cup of sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt and gradually add into peanut butter mixture until well mixed.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. 
  8. Remove from oven and immediately press Kiss into the center of the cookie. The cookie will crack around the edges.
  9. Move to a cooling rack.


  • A cookie scoop works great to get consistently sized cookies. I highly recommend getting one (or a set) if you don’t have any.
  • I used parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Makes it easy to transfer them from the pan to the cooling rack plus easy cleanup for the cookie sheet!
  • You can substitute miniature peanut butter cups for the Kisses.