Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

We were heading over to our good friend’s house for dinner and I was asked to bring a dessert. My friend, Currié, loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate so my son and I decided to make these cookies for our dessert. They were very simple and fun to make and tasted fantastic. I expected the cookies to turn out soft and gooey but they ended up being crisp, which I really enjoyed. We all loved the cookies, especially the kids.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe from Table Talk – Star Tribune
 
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, plus more for coating
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate kisses

Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.

Using a mixer on medium high, beat together butter and peanut butter together until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture until just incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. If you are in a hurry you can place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Roll the dough into small balls then coat in white sugar. Place on the baking sheet. Lightly flatten the cookies down with a spatula. Cook for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven then place a chocolate kiss into the center of the cookie. Place back in the oven and bake for 1 minute. Remove from the oven and cool on racks. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - For the Love of Cooking.net


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One Response to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies”

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    My favorite cookie as a child… thanks

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