December 2, 2014

'Tis the Season for.... Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I was recently invited to join in on a wonderful weekly cyber cookie "swap" with a few amazing bloggers that I am also so thankful to call friends. Each week we will all be posting a different cookie that is suitable for your holiday cookie tray. I hope you enjoy this little "swap" and please make sure to take a look at all the blogs listed below for even more cookie inspiration!

These peanut butter kiss cookies are one of our absolute must haves for Christmas. They are tender and super peanut buttery and go beautifully with a ice cold glass of milk or a steaming mug of hot chocolate.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 bag chocolate "kisses" - unwrapped

In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat well.

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, beating well. If necessary, cover and chill about one hour for easier handling.

Preheat oven to 375° F. Shape dough into one-inch balls. Roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are firm. Immediately press a chocolate "kiss" atop each cookie. With a spatula, lift cookies onto cooling rack. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 60 cookies.

Be sure and check out the Pinterest board for the group for more great cookie recipes from the other participants. We'll be posting recipes each Monday for the next few weeks.

Also check out the other participants of 'Tis the Season for Cookies to see their fabulous cookie recipes as well!

Diana Cannone at To Di for Bakery.
Dianne Simmons at Dianne’s Dishes.
Judy Chiappini at No Fear Entertaining.
Mandee Racer Pogue at The Kitchen Wife.
Marye Audet-White at Restless Chipotle.
Renee Joslyn at Flamingo Musings.
And Sandy Smith at Eat Real.


  1. This seriously reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood! This was always one of my mom's go-tos! I love it!

  2. I've always wanted to make something like this. It looks fabulous!

  3. Chocolate and peanut butter - a classic! And this version sounds so easy, too. I also love that it makes a nice big batch, so I can gift them to several different people. Good one, Sherri Jo!

  4. I haven't made these in forever! I bet my girls would have fun helping to make them.

  5. This also works well with almond butter, if you have to avoid peanut butter.


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