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
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.