I call these cookies hugs and kisses because the cookie is hugging a chocolate kiss, but most people call them peanut butter blossom’s! Keep in mind these cookies are not just for Christmas; they are wonderful anytime of the year! These beautiful cookies are so yummy, my kids fell in love with them instantly! Make a batch of Hugs and Kisses for your loved ones; they are sure to please! Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Hugs and Kisses Cookies
- 48 Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- additional sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the wrappers from the chocolates
Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry to the peanut butter mixture, beating until well combined.
Shape small 1 inch balls out of the dough. Roll the balls in the additional sugar; place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. From my family to yours, enjoy!