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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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