Peanut Butter Kisses
Simple to make!
1 ¼ Cup Unbleached Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Creamy Room Temperature Peanut Butter
½ Cup Sugar (Plus a Bit More For Coating)
½ Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
36 Unwrapped Chocolate Kisses
In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate medium sized bowl beat the butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Add the sugar and the brown sugar and beat for 3 more minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat for 30 seconds. Slowly add the flour mixture beating for 2 minutes. Transfer the dough to a medium sized clean bowl and refrigerate overnight. You want to be able to roll into balls so the dough needs to firm up. When you are ready to bake the cookies preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Roll the balls into the extra sugar. Set the dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Gently flatten the cookies. Bake for 18 minutes until they are just light golden brown on the bottoms. Remove the cookies from the oven and press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for 1 minute. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 36 cookies.