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.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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!

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!

chrisrid12434 months ago

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

furby13161 year ago
Can you make the cookies without peanut butter?
CandiiKorn3 years ago
These look sum yummy. I'ma definately make them this Christmas ;)
cutensexy103 years ago
wonderfull !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) easy and yummmmyyyyyy.............!! :)
tqwerty4 years ago
Why is the PB on a plate?
chinchymork (author)  tqwerty4 years ago
no reason just so you can see it better.
lol true
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?
chinchymork (author)  shaneomacmcgee5 years ago
 thanks and umm no i don't  really know what you mean?
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chinchymork (author)  gustavo.leal5 years ago
 good idea! thanks
msbusher5 years ago
I've been making these for years. Try adding a Dove Chocolate piece instead of the Hershey Kiss. So yummy.
EagleDude5 years ago
my aunt cooks these there not the best cookies, but there good, m&m cookies are way better!
My mom makes these and they are AMAZING!!!! 5*!!!
chinchymork (author)  rawknexstuff5 years ago
I swear these are leik THE BEST EVER.....
chinchymork (author)  musicninja176 years ago
I love these! My grandmother made these every Christmas. It's a wonder I'm not 500 lbs.
chinchymork (author)  jessyratfink6 years ago
lol, they are really good!
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)  RedneckAsian6 years ago
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.
thanks :):):):)::):):):):):):):):):):)):
shevekm6 years ago
Made them, they were good. Friends were impressed. Thank you.
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 :(
Kaiven6 years ago
Yummy! Are those peanut butter cookies?
chinchymork (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
yep, you have to make them! There delish!
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*!