These are a perfect Valentines treat. You could make them for a special someone. If you don't have a special someone, a chocolate peanut butter kiss is better than no kisses! The Valentines Day packaging on the Hershey's Kisses got my mind on Valentines, but these are perfect for anytime too.
They were ridiculously easy to make. I compiled various recipes and came up with this. Some of the recipes I came across had even fewer ingredients, but the reviews on them were mixed. Be generous with the peanut butter. The texture was almost like eating a spoonful (without the feeling of not being able to breathe or swallow for a minute) of peanut butter and moist. If you over cook them, I would guess they would loose that moist gooey texture.
A quick tip I came along was to place the unwrapped kisses in the freezer. This way the kisses do not completely lose their shape, when you put them on the cookies.
Yields: 2 dozen
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup, heaping, peanut butter
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 Hershey's Kisses
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing to combine and scraping down the sides.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the peanut butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Using a tablespoon, roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and gently press a kiss on top of each cookie. Remove the cookies from baking sheet to a rack to cool.