At Christmas time, I love to make cookies. Ok, I'm lying...I will gladly make cookies any time. They are one of my favorite snacks to make. A few days before Christmas, the kids and I make five or six types of cookies and pack them in tins for family and friends. The cookie I probably love to make the most are Peanut Butter Kiss cookies.
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter softened (4 oz)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag Hershey's Kisses
Preheat oven to 350°F
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, brown sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt and beat in gradually until dough is smooth, scraping sides of the bowl with a spatula frequently.
Instead of using a teaspoon to drop it on the cookie sheet, I like to roll it into one inch, or slightly larger, balls. I line them up on a cookie sheet three by six. Then I flatten them, only slightly. Just enough so they are still pretty thick in height.
Bake for 8 minutes. While they're baking, remove the foil wrappers from the kisses. Remove the tray of cookies, leaving the oven on. Place a kiss on top of each cookie pressing in just enough to set into the dough. Return the tray to the oven and bake 2 to 4 minutes more. They're done when they are golden brown.