Traditional Christmas Cookies - Peanut Butter Kisses

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.

Peanut Butter Kisses


  • 1/2 cups salted butter (softened)
  • 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.

Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe and photographs from Mayhem in the Kitchen!



This post is day 11 in the series Mayhem’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

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