07 November, 2009

Candy Kiss Cookies

1/2 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
48 Hershey® Kisses® chocolate candies, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream butter or shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet and let cookies cool on wire racks.
Yields 4 dozen cookies.

Look how beautiful they turned out! Notice the hot pads, I will be posting a tutorial on these easy-to-do yourself hot pads, soon.

*They turned out better than I expected, with a two year old helping roll the dough in the sugar for me!!

1 comment:

  1. I made these with my 4 year old son and it was easy as ... well .... cookies. My hubbie loved them and as soon as I got the size of the balls right they looked even cuter.