Friday, December 30, 2011

Kissy Cookies

In my family these gems are known as Kissy Cookies, but to many people these are also known as Peanut Blossoms. No Christmas cookie platter is to be without these classics. I made these twice during the week of Christmas and New Year's because they are so delicious and always a crowd pleaser!

Kissy Cookies
Adapted from Hershey's
Makes 2 dozen

4 Tbsp shortening
6 Tbsp peanut butter (Jif is my baking PB of choice)
2 Tbsp granulated white sugar (plus some for rolling)
3 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 egg white
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
24 Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and prepare two baking sheets.
  2. Beat together the shortening and peanut butter in a stand mixer until combined.
  3. Add in the sugars and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add in the egg, honey, milk, and vanilla until well incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture and combine.
  7. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them around in granulated sugar before placing on the baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Immediately press one unwrapped Hershey's Kiss into eat cookie and allow to cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


  1. Rachael, these are my favorite cookies!
    Have you noticed that Becky and I are now
    members of your blog? We like it.
    Do you make home visits and cook for people?
    If you do, I'm up for that cause it looks like
    you're a good cook.

    1. I love it! So glad you're liking the blog =) I'll cook for you can play with LJ and I'll cook...sounds like an amazing plan!