Enjoy this classic recipe for yummy peanut butter kiss cookies, a soft peanut butter cookie with a milk chocolate kiss on top! Recipe makes 4 dozen.
Enjoy this classic recipe for yummy peanut butter kiss cookies, a soft peanut butter cookie with a milk chocolate kiss on top! Recipe makes 4 dozen.

Who doesn’t LOVE peanut butter kiss cookies? This classic cookie, also known as peanut butter blossoms, has always been a personal favorite of mine. If they are on a dessert platter, it is usually one of the very first cookies I head straight to grab!

I decided to post this traditional recipe, just in case someday they don’t print the recipe on the bags of Hershey’s kisses, which is where I got it! Be prepared… that’s my motto, especially in the case of these absolutely YUMMY cookies!

Truth is, they are incredibly easy to make! Last week I made some of these peanut butter kiss cookies to add to the dessert plates I will give our neighbors this Christmas. The recipe makes approximately 48 cookies, so there are plenty to share, and a few to munch on, too! Here’s how to make them:

Unwrapping Those Kisses!

First… peel the wrappers off all 48 Hershey’s kisses. That’s probably the hardest thing about the recipe… ha ha! Try NOT to eat all 48, people! You need them ready to go, so you can press them into the soft, hot cookies as soon as they come out of the oven!

Unwrapped Hershey Kisses, ready to add to baked cookies.

Time To Make The Cookie Dough!

Preheat your oven to 375°F. while you mix up the cookie dough.  Place peanut butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Beat these well with an electric mixer, until smooth.

Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and light brown sugar, and beat these into the peanut butter mixture until thoroughly blended. Now add the milk, one egg, and vanilla into the dough batter, and again beat well, until fully combined.

Peanut butter and vegetable shortening are beaten together.Sugars, egg, milk and vanilla are added to the cookie dough mixture.

Add Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, stir together all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the peanut butter cookie dough, a little at a time. Continue to beat the ingredients together while you are adding them.

The dough will be fairly thick once all the ingredients have been mixed together. Now the cookie dough is ready to be shaped!

Flour, baking soda and salt are added to the cookie dough batter.

Time To Roll The Cookies!

In order to get 48 cookies out of the dough, you will need to shape roll each cookie into a 1″ ball. If you have a small cookie scoop, it makes it fairly easy to do! Roll the dough between the palms of your hands until a small ball of dough is formed.

Cookie dough is rolled into 1" balls before baking.

Place some additional granulated sugar in a small bowl (about 1/3 cup). Drop the cookie dough ball into the sugar, and turn, to coat the ball completely with sugar. Place the sugar coated dough ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Repeat this process until all 48 cookies have been formed and placed onto cookie sheets. Keep about 2 inches between dough balls, because the dough will spread as it bakes.

Each dough ball is rolled in granulated sugar, and then placed on baking sheet.

Time To BAKE The Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies!

Bake the cookies at 375°F. for 8-10 minutes. They will be lightly browned when done. Remove the cookies from the oven, and immediately press one of the chocolate kisses down slightly into the center of each cookie.

You will see that the cookies will crack slightly around the edges as the chocolate kiss is pressed down slightly. Once all of the kisses have been added, transfer the peanut butter kiss cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Hershey kisses are placed in middle of each cookie, once baked.Peanut butter kiss cookies, cooling on a wire rack.

Who Wants Some Yummy Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies?

Cool the cookies completely before serving. It’s a challenge to not tear right into them, but just let them cool down before popping one into your mouth, okay?

Here are some finished peanut butter kiss cookies, ready to eat!

I really hope you enjoy these peanut butter and chocolate kiss cookies! Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combos, so how could I NOT love them? They’re so good, and I hope you love them too! Have a great day, and thank you for visiting my blog!

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Original recipe source: Found on the back of a Hershey Kisses package!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

Enjoy this classic recipe for yummy peanut butter kiss cookies, a soft peanut butter cookie with a milk chocolate kiss on top! Recipe makes 4 dozen.

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter kiss cookies
Servings: 48 cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 92 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 48 Hershey's Kisses (milk chocolate)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup peanut butter (creamy)
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • additional granulated sugar , to roll cookie balls in
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel the wrappers off 48 Hershey's kisses. You need them ready to go, so you can press them into the soft cookies as soon as they come out of the oven!

  2. Place peanut butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer, until smooth. Add granulated sugar and light brown sugar; beat these into the peanut butter mixture until well combined. Add milk, egg, and vanilla into batter; beat well, until fully combined. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to dough, a little at a time. Continue to beat together while adding them.

  3. Shape and roll dough into 48, one inch dough balls. Roll each piece of dough between the palms of your hands until a 1" ball is formed.

  4. Place additional granulated sugar in a small bowl (about 1/3 cup). Drop dough ball into sugar, and turn, to coat ball completely. Place sugar coated dough ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat process until 48 cookies have been formed and placed onto cookie sheets. Leave 2 inches between dough balls, because dough will spread as it bakes.

  5. Bake at 375°F. for 8-10 minutes. They will be lightly browned when done. Remove cookies from the oven, and immediately press one of the chocolate kisses down slightly into the center of each cookie. The cookies will crack around the edges as the chocolate kiss is pressed down. Once all of the kisses have been added, transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Once cooled completely, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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