I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies`

This is my daughter Autumn's all time favorite cookie. I even made a large one for her 21st birthday.

(make a cookie-cake for someone you love)

PB KISSES
(makes 4 dozen)

Ingredients:
*1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 cup vegetable shortening
*1/2 white granulated sugar
*1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
*1/2 cup peanut butter
*1 large egg
*1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
*white granulated sugar for rolling
*Chocolate kisses, with foil off

Directions:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
~In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening, white sugar and brown sugar.
~Beat in the peanut butter.
~Mix in egg and vanilla.
~Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
~Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of the dough and roll into balls.
~Roll the balls in the granulated sugar and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
~Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just starting to color.
~Remove from oven.
~Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each ball.
~Return to oven for 3 minutes.
~Transfer to a wire rack to cool

Variation:
-Substitute creamy peanut butter for crunchy peanut butter.
-Substitute shortening for lard.
-Substitute chocolate kisses for mini peanut butter cups.
-Substitute chocolate kisses for rolos.

**If you decide to make a cookie-cake, bake the cookie for 12-14 minutes before putting candy on it. I baked mine in a 8" tart pan. I had enough left over dough to make a few cookies.

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