Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Always Get Kisses When I Make These Cookies, Hershey Kisses!!!

I have saved the best cookies for last.  These are Gordy's favorites and the only ones he requests every year.   The deal is, I will make them if he takes the wrappers off of the Kisses.  I have a kiss problem.  There are about 53 in the bag, and I need about 45 for the cookies.  There is no way there would be 45 kisses left if I opened them!!!!
 The ingredient list for these cookies is VERY short.  4 ingredients to be exact.  Peanut butter, sugar, eggs
 and Kisses.  That is why they are so good!
 I combined the peanut butter, sugar and eggs and stirred until thoroughly combined
 The dough is sticky, so I coat my hands with a little bit of flour and roll into 1 tablespoon balls.
The cookies bake for about 12-14 minutes.  I do have to watch them carefully.  Not enough time and they are too soft, too much time and the bottoms are scorched.  I do recommend baking these directly of non stick cookie sheets.  Silicone lined pans do not brown the cookies enough.  (even though they are pictured on a silicone liner, it is just for picture purposes).  As soon as the cookies are done, I gently press a kiss in the center of each one.  Really, it is THAT easy. 

Peanut Butter Kisses
(print recipe)

  1 jar (18 ounces)  creamy peanut butter
  1 1/4 cups  sugar
  2 large  eggs
  42 Hershey kisses (a 9 ounce package contains 53)

Heat oven to 350.  Have cookies sheets ready.  With a wooden spoon stir peanut butter, sugar and eggs in a medium size bowl until thoroughly combined.  (Dough will be slightly sticky)  With floured hands, roll level tablespoonfuls into 1 1/4 inch balls.  Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 12 to 14 minutes until cookies look dry with tops crackled.  Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate Kiss in center of each cookie.  Cool on cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

  "42 cookies"


Loveforfood said...

gosh could i have that please.. i love it..

gobakeyourself said...

What delicious cookies - I also love making my peanut butter cookies (they have no flour and no butter - YUM)

Yours look gorgeous and cute :)
Choc Chip Uru

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats said...

That's a good deal that he takes the wrappers off the Kisses! That's the part that takes the longest!

Ann said...

LOVE these cookies! They're one of my father's favorites!

Cucina49 said...

These are such a classic--I remember making them for everyone in law school and they were hands-down the favorite!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

A Classic... Holiday kisses from your friends at eRecipeCards... have a great Christmas!


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

These are one of our favorite cookies. Just classic.

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Ashlee Christopher said...

These are by far my favorite cookies posted on todays hop!

Karen Blessing said...

I'll be dreaming about these cookies tonight. Found you through the Recipe Swap. Followed you!

Ellen B Cookery said...

Thanks for posting these yummy cookies on our Blog Hop Recipe Swap!

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