Kiss Cookies

Kiss Cookies


Around here, children are in the kitchen almost as much as the adults. The minute the grandbabies hear me putzing in my kitchen or every night when Michelle starts dinner, we know it’s only moments before we hear, “Can I help?” And the answer is always the say, “Sure”. Sometimes it is hard coming up with a task that they can perform, but it is always possible to find something for them to do. They are especially enthusiastic about helping in the kitchen when there is holiday baking to be done! Who can blame them? The sites and smells are enough to drive anyone to distraction.

Here you can see them helping us make Kiss Cookies. Notice the hair on the girls.! This is definitely a Gammy thing. The minute I enter the kitchen my hair goes up in a truly no fuss, no fashion sense bun! (And there are times I forget and leave the house with a nest like this piled on my head!) 

The Kiss Cookie was not one of our family’s holiday cookies. It came with Tim, via his sister Lisa… thank you Lisa šŸ™‚ It is now a mainstay in our holiday baking, and it is the tin of cookies that  mysteriously losses volume at an alarming rate. (You can’t see it but I’m giving a sideways glance at Tim…) Anyway… they are fun to make, encourage child participation, and are yummy to eat. Hope you enjoy!  

   

Kiss Cookies – make 4 dozen

Ingredients
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoon milk
1 teaspon vanilla
14 ounce Hershey Kisses

Directions
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, vannilla and milk together. Add dry ingredients. Roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork in criss cross pattern. Bake for 8 minutes. Take out of oven, press chocolate kiss into cookie, return to oven for 2 minutes.
 

Kimara

5 Comments

  1. when I was a kid and we had these, it was alway my goal to try and pluck the kiss out of as many of them as possible…

    1. I use to take the cinnamon red hots off our wreath cookies. But shhhh… there is still a mystery surrounding their disappearance šŸ™‚

  2. Save some for us!!! Can’t wait to spend Christmas with you!!

    1. NOTE: MBV is my SIL. Her family is joining us this Christmas!) I am beyond excited that you guys will be here in a few days! I have been baking up a storm… house is in a bit of a shamble, but with Tim’s help all will be right! And we have a fun game planned for the gift exchange šŸ™‚ Drive safe.

  3. These are a favorite! We’ll be making these tonight! šŸ™‚

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