Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Post 11 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Oh hey look, another day that I pass over the “healthy” or “low-fat” option in my blog post categories. I know, it’s shocking! I seriously think that I’ll be posting nothing but salads in January. Not by choice, of course. Simply because there is no more butter or other fatty ingredient left to purchase within a 100-mile radius of me.

Enough about my issues, though. Today I want to post about the insanely common yet insanely popular and delicious peanut butter kiss cookie. The recipe I use is pretty much straight from the back of the Hershey’s Kisses bag, but it yields great results. A perfectly soft, chewy cookie with just the right amount of peanut butter.

To make 30-36 cookies, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 30 Hershey’s kisses, wrappers removed
  • 1/2 cup additional granulated sugar, for rolling the cookies in

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl (preferably with an electric mixer), beat the butter, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir it into the peanut butter mixture; mix until combined.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.

Roll in granulated sugar, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper if you wish).

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned.

Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie upon removal from the oven. Let cool entirely.

Tip: Once the cookies have reached room temperature, you may pop them into the fridge for 20 minutes to re-harden the chocolate.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These cookies are delicious for the holidays or any other occasion. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Check out the other posts in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes series!

Day 1: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Day 2: Cinnamon Palmiers

Day 3: Cranberry Relish

Day 4: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

Day 5: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Day 6: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto

Day 7: Almond Orange Biscotti

Day 8: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Day 9: Candied Walnuts

Day 10: Christmas Sugar Cookies

Day 11: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

9 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

  1. Sometimes, a simple and traditional recipe is all we need to satisfy our tastebuds. And besides, who doesn’t love peanut butter kiss cookies?! They’re a quintessential cookie of the holiday season.


    1. No, I chose to use butter instead. Butter generally results in softer/chewier cookies than shortening, so that is the main difference between my recipe and the recipe on the Hershey’s Kisses bag.


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