A holiday cookie exchange favorite! Peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate candy kiss are always a hit, and peanut butter cookie recipes don't get much easier than this.
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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
48 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate 30-60 minutes. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove to cooling racks.
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These came out perfect...as pretty as the picture and delicious too! I did chill the dough for an hour or so. Great to make with my four year old who loved helping unwrap the kisses, roll the balls in sugar and press the kisses into the cookies when they came out of the oven!
Hi Meg, You were right the first time on the flour, it should be 3 1/2 cups
To Jacks who doesn't know how to double 1 3/4. You were right the first time. It should be 3 1/2. I love these cookies. The most time consuming part is unwrapping the kisses. LOL.
We always made this but, after firmly inserting the Hershey kiss we put it back in the oven for 1 - 2 minutes max. Pull out as soon as you see a hint of bubbles on the surface of the kiss or the tip darkens. It changes the texture of the kiss in a very pleasing way. Try it. (If you leave the kiss in too long the chocolate can become grainy. Still tastes good.)
I have used this recipe for years and they always come out great but you have to use quality butter (LOL), eggs and flour - it makes a difference and I've been baking for a long time use this recipe along with my eastern European ones,,,you will always find LOL in my refrigerator no matter what time of the year it is - happy holidays
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