I’m closing out Mayhem’s 12 days of Christmas Cookies with two cookies that are my all time favorites. Both are recipes my grandma made every Christmas, and while they’re a bit more modern (1950s) than many of the other recipes I’ve shared, they’re definite crowd pleasers. The first are Peanut Butter Kisses – chewy peanut butter cookies with delicious chocolate on top.
1/2 cups peanut butter (creamy, at room temperature)
1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cubes dark brown sugar (packed)
1 egg (large)
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups ultragrain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cups granulated sugar
48 chocolate candies (Hershey kisses or chocolate stars)
Cream butter and peanut butter. Gradually add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, then beat well. Sift together dry ingredients then gradually add to mixture until well combined.
Roll dough into 1" balls, then roll in sugar.
Bake 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and press chocolate candy into the center. Bake for another 2 minutes or until lightly browned.