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Hershey Kiss Cookies

This Christmas classic is a favorite in our homes during the holidays.


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar (for rolling)
  • 1 bag Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 350.
    Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In stand mixer with paddle attachment mix together peanut butter, shortening, both sugars. Mix well, until it is a bit lighter in color.
  • Add egg, milk and extract. Mix again until the ingredients are well incorporated and mixture looks a bit creamy.
  • Combine dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Whisk to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients into mixer, stirring until combined.
  • Roll into teaspoon size balls and roll into sugar.
  • Place cookie balls on baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes or just until they crack. DO NOT over bake. While cookies are baking unwrap Hershey Kisses and have them ready in a bowl.
  • As soon as cookies come out of the oven, before moving them to a cooling rack, push a hershey kiss into the middle. After finishing that, move to a cooling rack. Let stand until kiss is completely cooled. If you try to package them while the kiss is cooling you will have a melted mess.
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