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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie
5 from 4 votes

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, Peanut butter
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar - divided
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 48 Hershey's Kisses


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
  • Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  • With the mixer running, slowly add the dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture.
  • Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining granulated sugar.
  • Place cookie balls on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • While cookies are baking, remove wrappers from Hershey Kisses.
  • When cookies have finished baking, immediately press a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
  • Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely before storing.
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  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper to keep your cookies from sticking.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make the cookies uniform in size so they all bake evenly. They look better for presentation purposes too.
  • Use an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is baking at the correct temperature to prevent over or under done cookies.
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