At Christmastime there are cookies I make every year because they are everyone’s favorite. Today I am sharing my recipe for one of my daughter’s favorite Christmas cookies, Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies.
These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are topped with a Hershey’s Kiss candy. They are a great addition to any Christmas cookie tray, or as an anytime of the year treat.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
36 Hershey kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375º F. In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add egg and vanilla extract to peanut butter mixture, until well blended.
In a small bowl, mix together both flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to peanut butter mixture, beating on low speed until blended; then on medium speed until well blended.
Using a #40 cookie scoop, or 1-1/2 Tbsp, shape dough into 1-1/2″ balls; roll balls in 3 Tbsp granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375º F, until light golden brown.
Remove cookies, with parchment, from baking sheets to cooling racks. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, carefully pressing firmly down. Let cool completely.