Peanut Butter Kisses

READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This recipe goes back years to when my son was small, I can't remember where I got it from but it has remained a favorite! don't substitute the shortening for butter as the cookies will spread too much, and loose their shape making it almost impossible to press a kiss in the middle!

Top Review by swissms

We have been using this recipe for 30 years. We original found the recipe published in a Favorite Brand Names Cookie cookbook. My recipe states to bake at 375F. We always include these on our Christmas cookie trays.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Crisco shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended.
  3. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix into creamed mixture at low speed, just until blended (dough will be stiff).
  5. Form dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes; remove from oven, press milk chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (do this when still warm).
  8. Return to oven; bake 3 minutes longer.
  9. Remove to cooling rack.

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