Well I just almost died choking on one of these. Not a bad last food to have though! I’d say it’s in my top ten last foods I want eat. 🙂 Don’t worry these aren’t really a choking hazard. It’s only when your husband makes you laugh when you are in the middle of swallowing. Really, he is so funny! I wish he was the one writing my posts to make them more entertaining for you.
Nick and I had another run in together with these cookies this morning. Yep, at 10am he caught me red handed standing over the Tupperware with a half eaten cookie in my hand. We should start and end our day with a KISS, right!?
These are my favorite cookies. Why? Chocolate AND peanut butter! Whoever thought of putting those two together is a GENIUS! (I know there are a fair share who are allergic to peanut butter so maybe try this with almond or sunflower butter and let me know how it tastes.) I grew up eating these but last year I made a little change by using chocolate hearts instead of Kisses. Still cute (maybe not as cute) and actually easier to bite (sometimes that pointy Kiss can be hard to get around). I also LOVE Dove chocolate (my cute mother-in-law slipped these in a package she recently sent us). Oh and I just had the idea to buy dark chocolate Doves or Kisses… but I’ll stick with the milk chocolate for myself. 🙂 Well these are a perfect and super cute cookie for Valentine’s Day. So share the love and give someone a KISS… cookie.
You HAVE to try a cookie shortly after it comes out of the oven. The chocolate gets slightly melted and the whole cookie just melts in your mouth! D-vine! A word of caution: when transferring the cookies to the cooling rack be gentle or else the tip of the kiss will become misshaped.
This is what the cookie should look like when you pull it out of the oven. See the TEENY TINY crack? You don’t want it anymore done than that or they will be dry, hard, and the bottoms will be WAY too brown. Got it?
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup sugar, for dipping
- 1 bag Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg, peanut butter, and vanilla.
- Mix in flour, soda, and salt until well combined and then add milk and mix well.
- Place 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls (1 1/2 inches for heart shaped chocolates) and dip in the sugar.
- Place balls of dough on a baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 10 minutes.
- Once cookies are removed from the oven, immediately press chocolate into the center of each cookie. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.
Recipe Source: Slightly adapted from Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie recipe on the back of the Hershey Kiss bag