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