Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Peanut butter kiss cookies remind me of those Keebler Shortbread cookies with little chocolate kisses growing up, minus the peanut butter. Learned this amazingly easy recipe from a long-time buddy of mine several years ago and it’s in my annual cookie rotation.

I’ve tried this recipe with smooth or chunky peanut butter, it just depends if you like extra texture.  To cut down on time (although these are super easy already), you can also use a peanut butter cookie mix. To make cookies on the chewy side, underbake the cookies and reduce the cooking time by two minutes.

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 egg
  • 18 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
  • Reserve granulated sugar to dip cookies before baking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine sugar, peanut butter, and egg. With a cookie scoop or hands shape into 1 inch balls and roll the balls into granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each warm cookie.

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