Friday, December 10, 2010

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I have made these for Christmas forever. They are not really just for Christmas, but that is usually the only time you can find them on cookie trays. They are not that hard to make, so it is a wonder why no one makes them the rest of the year. I guess I'll have to make that a New Year's resolution to make these more often through the year.

When I was younger and I made these, instead of the Hershey Kiss, I made them with decorative chocolate stars by BRACH Candy, but I can not find them anymore. And when we had the bakery, I would put a thumbprint in them, and then fill with a rich ganache later, because it was less cost and time effective then those kisses.



1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour

Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped)

**Cream sugar, peanut butter and margarine. Add in egg. till fluffy

**Sift baking soda, salt and flour. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.

**Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Do not flatten.

**Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven.

****Immediately press one unwrapped Hershey's Kiss in the center of each cookie. Gently lift from cookie sheet with a spatula and let cool on a wire rack.

1 Others Say::

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Suzy, these are always on the christmas cookie list at our house too! I also wondered why that is the only time I bake them. I use margarine rather than butter because I like to keep them softer. Yum. I think this is my project for tomorrow! Linda