Peanut Butter Kisses

  • Yield: 4 to 5 dozen


1cup butter
1cup extra crunchy peanut butter
1cup granulated sugar
1cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2large eggs
1teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2cups sifted flour
1teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon 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).