Peanut Butter and Chocolate Kisses- Day 225
Yesterday we had an open house at my daughters school. Each of the parents brought in some yummy nibblies and I made these cookies.
One of the fathers loved them so much that he was taking them off the kids plates! A number of the moms asked me for the recipe, so I sent it off to them this morning, and thought I would also share the recipe with our readers as well.
Surprise the dads in your life with this yummy treat tomorrow! Enjoy your Fathers day!
I have made dozens of these over the years... you should see my cook book! I had a fine food store YEARS ago and I use to sell TONS of these out of there.
A couple of tips: Have at least three cookie sheets, don't try to remove the cookies from the sheets when the chocolates are just put on, the chocolate melts quickly and if you move it around to much the hersheys kisses loose their shape.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Kisses - From the Cook Book "Traditional Cookies"
Makes about 40 cookies
1/2 cup butter room temp
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (i always add a little bit more, maybe another tablespoon or so)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Mix all together until light and fluffy,
1 LARGE egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
In a separate bowl mix together
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 - 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
Put the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture and mix again... here I usually add about 1/4 cup of rolled oats, but you don't need this just an option.
Mix until thoroughly blended.
Shape dough into approx 40 cookies using a rounded teaspoon for each. Roll balls in a bowl with approx 1/4 cup granulated sugar and place on a cookie sheet (i use parchment paper, if you don't they stick a little bit so you don't want to take the cookies off the cookie sheets until the chocolate has hardened...)
Bake at 350 degrees for 6- 10 minutes depending on the heat of your oven. I bake for 6 minutes, and the edges are just getting brown.
Immediately top each cookie with a Kiss pressing down firmly...