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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chocolate Kiss Cookies (Peanut Butter Cookies)

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies from @whatchamakinnow #recipe #valentinesday

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I love my grandma’s Chocolate Kiss Cookies, well, because they are delicious but also because they make me think of her.  I didn’t get a chance to make them for Christmas like I usually do, so Valentine’s Day was a perfect excuse.  Instead of using stars or Hersey Kisses I opted for Reece’s Peanut Butter hearts.  The Reece’s and then the peanut butter in the cookie made them so yummmmmmy.  I bet you could use any type of chocolate candy to fit the holiday, except maybe not mint…mint and peanut butter might be weird.  J   

I wish they had Shamrock chocolates so I could make them for St. Patty’s Day!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies from @whatchamakinnow #recipe #valentinesday


Chocolate Kiss Cookies (Peanut Butter Cookies)
From my Grandma

1 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

½ cup shortening
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup white sugar (keep an extra ¼ cup out for rolling)
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
24-30 chocolate candies – could use Brach Stars, Hersey Kisses, Reece’s Peanut Butter hearts, etc

Preheat oven to 350. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

In another bowl cream together the shortening, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.  Mx until fluffy, about 2 minutes. 

Add in egg, milk, and vanilla and mix to combine.  Add in dry ingredients. 

Form teaspoonful into a ball, roll in white sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 8 minutes. 

Remove from oven, place chocolate heart, star, or kiss on each cookie and push down lightly.  Return to oven for an additional 1-2 minutes until light golden brown. 

Allows cookies to cool on pan for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

Makes 24-28 cookies.

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies from @whatchamakinnow #recipe #valentinesday


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