You know those cookies that, when you bite into them, they give you a feeling of complete comfort? The kind of cookie that is rather impossible to eat only one of? The cookie that doesn't try to be fancy or complicated, but is just perfectly good in all its wonderful simplicity?
Well, these are those cookies.
Since we get very few trick-or-treaters at our house and our kids brought home a ton of neighbor-acquired loot, we were left with an enormous amount of candy from Halloween. It has been very slowly diminishing from cookie jars during the past month, but we still have more than we know what to do with. When asked sweetly by my toddler if we could make some cookies a couple of nights ago, I thought it would be a wise idea to bake them using some of the excess confections. We had an unopened bag of these candy corn-striped white chocolate kisses, so these delicious peanut butter kiss cookies were born.
And sigh, I hate to admit it, I really do, but I ate about twelve of these. PMS is a bitch.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar, for rolling
24-48 chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (number depends on the size of the cookies)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1 or 2-inch balls. (If dough is too soft, refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.) Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.