Introduction: Hershey Kiss Cookies

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If you want to make one of the best cookies ever, then you have come to the right instructable! These cookies are truly a classic in the art of cookie making. My mom and I always make these near Christmas. I hope you enjoy.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Here is what you will need.

~ 2 2/3 cups flour
~ 2 teaspoons baking soda
~ 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
~ 1 cup butter
~ 1 teaspoon salt
~ 1 cup sugar
~ 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
~ 2 eggs
~ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
~ Additional sugar
~ 5 dozen Hershey kisses, unwrapped



First preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Then in a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Add butter and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.

Step 3: Making the Balls

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Make balls out of level tablespoons of dough - add flour if needed. Then roll in sugar.

Step 4: Baking

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Bake 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and add 1 kiss to the center of each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes. Remove and cool.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Enjoy what you just made!

~Thanks for reading! Please comment.

Happy Cookie Making!


johnslove59 made it! (author)2015-12-09

My niece has a peanut allergy so I made snickerdoodle type cookies instead and topped with kisses. Very good alternative to the peanut butter!

jeanne.m.posthumus (author)2014-12-24

I didn't make them peanut butter flavor, and instead just used a simple sugar cookie recipe from the store bought kind. The instruction for cook times are exactly the same. I use the same amount of dough, 1 tbsp, roll it in sugar and back at 375 for 8 mins, the cookies are flat and burnt, and it doesn't look right when you add the kiss. It is supposed to look like a round less flat cookie, and the kiss is nestled inside the dough. What I get, are flat burnt cookies with a kiss on top. Could it possibly be the sheet I am using? It is a round, light metal cookie sheet, I guess it is a cookie sheet. Should I change the temperature? I need some advice!

chrisrid1243 (author)2014-11-23

very good cookies! Very helpful loved them so much! Using them again. Can you make um without peanut butter? whats the difference.

furby1316 (author)2014-01-13

Can you make the cookies without peanut butter?

CandiiKorn (author)2011-11-18

These look sum yummy. I'ma definately make them this Christmas ;)

cutensexy10 (author)2011-07-05

wonderfull !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) easy and yummmmyyyyyy.............!! :)

tqwerty (author)2010-12-05

Why is the PB on a plate?

chinchymork (author)tqwerty2010-12-05

no reason just so you can see it better.

tqwerty (author)chinchymork2010-12-05

lol true

shaneomacmcgee (author)2009-12-28

These look great, I'll have to try it sometime!
Also, I hate to sound immature, but am I the only one that thinks these look kinda... suggestive?


 thanks and umm no i don't  really know what you mean?

chinchymork (author)2009-12-23

 good idea! thanks

msbusher (author)2009-12-10

I've been making these for years. Try adding a Dove Chocolate piece instead of the Hershey Kiss. So yummy.

EagleDude (author)2009-08-14

my aunt cooks these there not the best cookies, but there good, m&m; cookies are way better!

rawknexstuff (author)2009-06-14

My mom makes these and they are AMAZING!!!! 5*!!!

chinchymork (author)rawknexstuff2009-06-15


musicninja17 (author)2009-01-15

I swear these are leik THE BEST EVER.....

chinchymork (author)musicninja172009-01-16


jessyratfink (author)2009-01-13

I love these! My grandmother made these every Christmas. It's a wonder I'm not 500 lbs.

chinchymork (author)jessyratfink2009-01-13

lol, they are really good!

RedneckAsian (author)2008-12-28

what is an acceptable substitute for the peanut butter my mom is severely allergic to peanuts and i want to make these 4 her

chinchymork (author)RedneckAsian2008-12-29

Well you could try nut butter. Or you could make another kind on cookie like oatmeal and put the hersheys kiss in the middle. That would probably be your best bet.

RedneckAsian (author)chinchymork2008-12-30

thanks :):):):)::):):):):):):):):):):)):

shevekm (author)2008-12-13

Made them, they were good. Friends were impressed. Thank you.

cantthinkof bettername (author)2008-12-10

My mom makes these some years. I have made a new insructable but I can't figure out how to enter. It is showing how to make a snow cone with real snow.

I think the deadline is over... sorry :(

Kaiven (author)2008-12-02

Yummy! Are those peanut butter cookies?

chinchymork (author)Kaiven2008-12-02

yep, you have to make them! There delish!

Kaiven (author)chinchymork2008-12-02

I'll have to wait a little while until Christmas got closer. Great 'ible, and nice pictures! Don't see why no one else has seen this Insructable. 5*!

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