The Twelve Days of Cookies: Day 4 Peanut Butter Kisses

Since it was my husband’s birthday last week, I made him his favorite Peanut Butter Kisses, which he actually asked for instead of cake.  Everyone (well, unless they have a peanut allergy) loves these. And they’re a good project  for the whole family: I put my kids in charge of opening all of the Hershey’s Kisses, which was actually a really good way to keep them occupied while I mixed everything up.Except sometimes some of the kisses disappeared:But they finally got all done:See what fun it is?

Peanut Butter Kisses
(makes 2-3 dozen)

24-48 Hershey’s Kisses
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
white turbinado sugar for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 375°.  In a mixer, beat together the butter and peanut butter. Add white and brown sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Except I just pour them all into the measure cup and mix with a fork so I don’t have to wash another dish, like this:3. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the mixture in your mixer.

4. Shape into 1 1/2″ balls, roll in the turbinado sugar (regular white works fine if you don’t have a coarser sugar), and place on ungreased cookie sheet.5. Bake 8-10 minutes. Press the Hershey’s kiss immediately into the center of each cookie upon removing them from the oven, and cool thoroughly on a wire rack.



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