Here is a recipe for Kiss Cookies using Hershey’s kisses. These cookies are a timeless classic. While they are a favorite during the Christmas season, one of the best things about this recipe is how versatile it is.
Kiss Cookies with Peanut Butter
I love to make desserts any chance I can get. Backyard BBQ- dessert. Thanksgiving dinner- dessert. Christmas gathering- dessert. Any time we get together with friends or family- dessert. Basically, any reason for me to pull out my kitchen-aid mixer I will make cookies.
During the holidays, I love to make a variety of cookies and share them with our neighbors and friends. I love Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter cookies because they’re delicious and I’m easily able to include the kids. Our children know no stranger, I think everyone in our neighborhood knows them. So, sharing a dessert with them where the kids can help makes it more special.
I already have a Kiss Cookie recipe without peanut butter that people love. This year I wanted to try a version of Hershey’s Kiss cookies with peanut butter. These are also called thumbprint Hershey kiss cookies or Hershey drop cookies.
Recipe for Kiss Cookies
This is a quick and easy cookie recipe. Thanks to Halloween a few weeks ago, I already had all of the ingredients in the house.
The cookies tasted great. My family, friends, and neighbors all loved them. I will make these again, especially if I need a quick and easy treat to share.
While I am mixing the cookie dough, the kids unwrap all of the Hershey Kisses. This is the perfect job for their little hands. Just make sure you have extra kisses on hand since more than a few will end up in their bellies.
Before you start making the kiss cookies, make sure you have butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, peanut butter, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, milk, and Hershey’s Kisses.
Kiss Cookies Recipe The Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms
For this Hershey’s kiss sugar cookies recipe, you’ll need a stand mixer. I personally use a Kitchen-Aid Mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer, a hand mixer will do.
Kiss Cookies- Hershey Kiss Cookies- Thumbprint Cookies
- Cookie Sheet
- Stand Mixer
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Parchment Paper
- Cooling Rack
- 1 ½ Cup Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ Cup Salted Butter- softened
- ½ Cup Brown Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 45-60 Hershey Kisses
- 2 TBSP Salted Butter
- 1 TBSP Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350° and line Cookie Sheets with Parchment Paper
- In a Mixing Bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder. Set aside
- In the bowl of the stand mixer add softened butter, brown sugar, sugar, and peanut butter. Mix until completely combined on medium speed
- Add egg and vanilla to the tand mixer, mix for 30 seconds
- Slowly add and mix in dry ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on low until combined
- Scoop out 1 teaspoon at a time of dough and roll it into a ball. Place balls 1 inch apart on cookie sheet lined with parchemnt paper
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Remove cookie sheets from oven and gently place 1 unwrapped Hershey Kiss into the center of each book.
- Moving to a cooling rack to allow to cool completely.
There are many different flavors you can add to this recipe to make it unique. I have used an over-ripe banana to give add a little extra sweetness to this particular recipe.
If you have cocoa powder on hand, you can easily make the cookie dough chocolate by adding 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
You can add an extra bit of sweetness to these cookies by rolling the cookie balls in granulated sugar before placing them on the cookie sheet.
Allergy Friendly Options
If you or someone you know is allergic to peanuts, you will want to avoid this specific recipe. However, I have made some tweaks to this recipe removing the peanut butter. The nut-free kiss cookies are as easy to make and just as delicious.
Your new Favorite Cookie
If you love peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies then this recipe will easily become your favorite.
Whether you’re looking for a cookie to share with friends and family or have on hand for yourself. This Kiss Cookie WIth Peanut Butter will become your new go to.
Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.