Thursday, January 01, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies With Hershey Kiss Chunks

We all really want a treat this afternoon. I had some peanut butter cookie dough left over in the freezer and some Hershey kisses in the pantry. In a previous life, those two ingredients formed the basis of our standard Christmas-cookie favorite - Peanut Butter Blossoms (or as they're referred to in our house, "Grandpa's Favorite Cookies").

I really didn't want to make more Peanut Butter Blossoms because I'm tired of finding peanut butter cookies with a hole in the middle all over the house. So I decided to just chop the kisses into chunks and fold that into the dough. The result was out-of-this-world deliciousness!

Peanut Butter Cookies With Hershey Kiss Chunks

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 25 Hershey Kisses, quartered into chunks
1. Mix together butter or margarine, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs and mix until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir into peanut butter mixture.
3. Fold in Hershey kiss chunks.
4. Roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.

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Omah's Helping Hands 12:12 AM  

Yummmy! That sounds really good. Almost like a Reese's which happens to be one of my favorites. Can't wait to try it.

creative gal 8:23 AM  

Sounding good! :o)

Jennifer 8:42 AM  

that sounds great! I just got hershey kisses for $.25 a bag and have 4 bags now. This would be really good.

AmyG 9:59 AM  

Those sound & look very yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Elizabeth 10:35 AM  

Oh nooooo... Don't post these until I've lost my 20#!!! LOL Yummmmmm.

Joy @ Five J's 10:48 AM  

Jeff alerted me to your post with this recipe this morning. So I came, I saw, I Stumbled. :)

cooking like a frugalite 11:32 AM  

That's a good idea. I have the peanut butter cookie mix and the kisses and have been meaning to make the blossoms, but that was one thing that I was worried about-the kids just eating the kisses part. Great idea to add them into the dough. thanks!

Mallory 11:18 PM  

I found your recipe through the swap on the GCC. I baked these cookies this weekend and they were fabulous!! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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