Here is a recipe for Kiss Cookies using Hershey’s kisses. But what makes this different, is that this is a nut-free Kiss Cookies recipe without peanut butter.
Quick Easy Dessert – Kiss Cookies without Peanut Butter
The other day I wanted to make some cookies for the kids’ teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. If you know me well, you know I love desserts. I have a Pinterest board for desserts and another board named Chocolate – My Favorite Pinterest Board. Usually, I make Meringue Cookies because they are easy and quick, but I wasn’t sure how they would hold up in the gift bag. Meringue cookies don’t travel well, especially not in a Ziploc baggie in a gift bag. I needed a quick, easy dessert, so I decided to make some Hershey’s Kiss cookies.
Looking for Hershey’s Kiss Cookies with No Peanut Butter?
On the Hershey’s Kisses bag there’s a recipe for Kiss Cookies, but that recipe had peanut butter. Some of the kids in one of the classes have peanut allergies. I was not sure about the other class. I searched the internet, combined a few recipes and came up with my own version of a Kiss Cookies Recipe without peanut butter.
Recipe for Kiss Cookies without Peanuts
This is an easy and quick cookie recipe. It hardly took any time to prepare and I already had all of the ingredients in the house.
The cookies tasted great. My family and the teachers loved them. I will definitely keep the recipe on hand for the next time I need to quickly make a dessert that travels well.
Before you start making the kiss cookies no peanut butter recipe, make sure you have butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, milk, and Hershey’s Kisses.
Kiss Cookies Recipe (without Peanut Butter) – The Classic Peanut Butter Blossums without Peanut Butter
- 1 stick 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt I prefer coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 35 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar optional - for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat (softened but not melted) butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract until well blended.
In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix.
Slowly blend the dry ingredients and the milk into the wet mixture.
Shape into 1 inch balls.
Optional - Roll each ball in a bowl of powdered sugar.
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until the cookies are just slightly browned.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
Move cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
Makes around 35 cookies.
Giving Kiss Cookies without Peanut Butter as Gifts
Whenever I give cookies as gifts, I always label with the bag with main ingredients in case anyone has a food allergy.
For more budget-friendly dessert recipes check out my Pinterest board with a collection of budget-friendly dessert recipes. There are paleo and gluten-free desserts, as well as yummy dessert recipes of all kinds for the family and parties.