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Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies

Is your Santa plate ready for Christmas Eve? These Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies are everyone’s favorite cookie… especially the big man himself!

We’re just a few days away from Christmas Eve and today I want to share with you the cookies that will be on our Santa plate. These are a tried and true family favorite recipe that we make every year at the Holidays.

I have no clue why we only make them at Christmas time, but it’s probably a good thing because the bite-sized cookies are easy to eat… and eat… and eat…

I don’t advocate eating cookie dough, but if your ARE someone who eats cookie dough, you won’t be disappointed in sneaking a bite of this peanut butter goodness. But I’m totally not telling you to try it.

I’ve seen tons of variations of Hershey Kiss cookies and tried a few myself, but I always come back to this sweet peanut butter based cookie. It’s just sweet enough to balance out the Hershey kiss on top!

Even better? You probably have all of the ingredients at home already. So just head to the store and pick up your favorite Hershey Kisses!

It’s totally a baker’s tradition to try one straight out of the oven too. These cookies stay delicious for a week [if they last that long], but that barely melted, soft Hershey Kiss on top makes them absolutely yummy right out of the oven. Be sure to try one!

We often make tins of homemade candy for neighbors, mail carriers, and even the girls’ teachers and these are always the cookies that get their attention – and have them ask for the recipe.

Need even more sweet inspiration? Here are even more Christmas Cookies Recipes that your family [and Santa] will love!

Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies

Peanut Butter Kissess Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Hershey Kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter until light in color.
  3. Gradually add in and beat well the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add flour gradually.
  5. Form into small balls. If dough is too soft, you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  6. Roll in sugar and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Place a kiss on top of each cookie.
  9. Let cookies cool on wire rack.

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Julie Wood

Sunday 26th of February 2017

I have never made the PEANUT BUTTER KISS COOKIES, but I want to. They look so delicious and fun to make. I want to make them with the kids. They would have fun making these and putting the Hershey kisses on top.

Marie Lowther

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

One of my great grandmother's used to make these...Brings back memories!

Calvin F.

Friday 20th of January 2017

Great idea, I love cookies, peanut butter and chocolate. Combine together for heaven!

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