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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are a wonderfully classic treat. I mean seriously, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is always a delicious medley. Plus, as you know, these cookies are just the right size. Not too big and not too small. And if you really love peanuts why not toss a few extra chopped ones in for good measure? I did!

Also, this delightful dessert can easily be made gluten-free! 

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Whenever I think of time-honored recipes I often think of this cookie recipe. These beloved cookies seem to always be a hit with both young and old alike. As proof, you’ll usually find them on a cookie tray at Christmastime. 

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This recipe yields approximately 3 dozen cookies. That’s good because it provides several options such as: 

  1. Place half of them in your cookie jar and freeze the other half for later.
  2. Freeze them all for later.
  3. Put them in a bakery box and add a cute bakery gift tag and gift them to someone special.
  4. Eat them all yourself! 

I don’t know about you but it seems there’s something homey and comforting about a jar full of fresh-out-of-oven cookies! 

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Yield: Approx. 3 Dozen

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A delicious classic cookie recipe.


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco (GF Option: use a gluten-free brand of shortening)
  • 1-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cup flour (GF Option: use gluten-free flour and 1-1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum unless flour already contains it)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (to roll cookies in)
  • 36 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses (GF Option: as of the creation of this post this particular brand is gluten-free. Always be sure to read labels yourself because ingredients and manufacturing process can change at any time)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, Crisco, brown sugar, milk, vanilla, and egg.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients and mix until ingredients are well combined. Stir in chopped peanuts.
  4. Scoop cookie dough using a teaspoon. Form dough into round balls; roll in granulated sugar and place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2-inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately place a chocolate Kiss in the center of each cookie. Cool for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  6. Store in an air-tight container.


NOTE: Allow chocolate kisses to cool and become firm before stacking cookies.



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