Peanut Butter Kisses

  • Yield 4 to 5 dozen

Get your little ones involved with this recipe. They can unwrap the kisses and push them into the cookies.


1 cup butter
1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 -- (9-ounce) package chocolate kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed until fluffy.  Sift the next 4 ingredients and add to above mixture.  Mix thoroughly at low speed.  Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.  Place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Immediately press candy kisses into cookies.  Cool on racks. 


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Little Rocks’ Traditions, A Taste of the Good Life (Junior League of Little Rock Publications, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1983).



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