Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
I was having a dinner party last night and I knew that my guest is a huge peanut butter lover. These cookies are easy to make and will bring a big smile to a peanut butter lover’s face. These cookies are easy holiday cookies as well. I used mini-kisses because that’s what I had in my pantry. You can use either the regular size kisses or the mini-size kisses made by Hershey’s Chocolate. If you want to make these cookies a bit healthier then use only one cup of unbleached flour and add 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour.
1/2 Cup Shortening (Look In The Natural Food Section)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Large Egg (Room Temperature)
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 3/4 Cups Unbleached Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar (For Rolling Cookies In)
1/2 to 3/4 Cup Milk Chocolate Kisses
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large-size bowl beat together shortening and peanut butter with electric mixer for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat just until combined. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla extract just until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll cookie balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place two inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Press chocolate kiss into each cookies center. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown. Remember that each oven has a mind of it’s own and heats differently. Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks to cool. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.