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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are so good you can’t eat just one. Peanut butter and chocolate make the perfect combination for any dessert!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses Cookies on stacked white plate
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are fun to make. One of my favorite things to do when making these cookies is unwrapping the Hershey’s Kisses and sneaking a few to enjoy while baking! I mean the cook deserves an extra treat. Right?

These Peanut Butter Hershey’s Kiss Cookies are perfect year-round but we really enjoy having them for the holidays. They make a delicious Christmas cookie to serve family or to give as gifts.

If you are looking for the best chocolate and peanut butter cookie recipe combination for the holiday season this is it! The perfect peanut butter cookie topped with a Hershey’s kiss.

Another cookie recipe you might like that is similar to this one is Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossom Cookies. They are perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

And don’t forget to check out all my dessert recipes!

Ingredients

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • peanut butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • Hershey’s Kisses
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies stacked on white plate in front of glass of milk

How To Make Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies – Step By Step

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 2 AND 3 INGREDIENTS ADDING IN BOWLS

STEP 2: In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

STEP 3: In a separate large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter until smooth and creamy.

Step 4 Mixing dry and wet Ingredients In Bowl

STEP 4: Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Next add in the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ball In Bowl And 1 inch scoop on baking sheet

STEP 5: Use a tablespoon or medium cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place it on the baking sheet, spacing the cookies around 2 inches apart.

STEP 6: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies On Baking Sheet

STEP 7: Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the top of the cookie.

STEP 8: Allow to cool on the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies on Wire Cooling Rack

Tips And Variations For Making Chocolate Kiss Cookies

  • Make sure your egg and butter are at room temperature before using in recipe.
  • Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes for a thicker cookie that won’t spread too thin as they bake. 
  • Keep the Hershey’s Kisses in the refrigerator until ready to use to prevent the chocolate from melting too much.
  • Try a different variety of Hershey’s Kisses. Instead of milk chocolate try special dark chocolate or milk chocolate filled with caramel. I think there are about 14 varieties to choose from.
  • For best results bake the cookies on the middle oven rack.
  • Roll dough in finely chopped candy canes instead of sugar for a delicious Christmas Cookie treat.
  • Get creative and festive for different holiday events or parities and roll the balls of dough in sprinkles to match the occasion.

I think these are best when they are warm. I always reheat mine for a few seconds in the microwave to soften the Hershey’s kisses just a little. So good!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I Store These Cookies?

Place the Kiss cookies in an airtight container and store at room temperature on the counter for 3 to 5 days.

Can I Freeze Cookie Dough Before Baking?

Yes you can freeze the dough before baking. Once you have rolled the dough into balls, place the balls into a freezer safe bag. Press as much air out as possible and seal. I like to double bag it or wrap in layer of aluminum foil for extra protection. Store the dough in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Favorite Baking Products

White Plate Stacked With Peanut Butter Hersheys Kiss Cookies

Hope you enjoy this cookie recipe! Please leave a comment if you make it and let me know how you liked it.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are so good you can’t eat just one. Peanut butter and chocolate make the perfect combination for any dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sugar for rolling
  • 24 Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Next add in the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

  5. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place it on the baking sheet, spacing the cookies around 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

  7. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the top of the cookie.

  8. Allow to cool on the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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Recipe Rating




Colette S

Monday 2nd of December 2013

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I definitely want to make these with my kids.

Andria Bonbright

Monday 2nd of December 2013

I think thee cookies sound like an awesome mix: chocolate + pbutter = heaven.

amanda @attachedmoms

Sunday 1st of December 2013

oh wow - i love these and miss having an oven.

Maria P.

Friday 29th of November 2013

they are my favorite cookies! I will be making them with my daughters this Christmas :)

Anita L

Friday 29th of November 2013

I have a very similar recipe and have to say that these cookies are delicious! You can even try different types of kisses for another flavor :)

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