(make a cookie-cake for someone you love)
(makes 4 dozen)
*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
~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
-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.