Just like the ones with the kisses on top, but with the kiss inside! You get more chocolate in a bite that way. Great fun to make with kids, too.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
16 cookies


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Beat shortening, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, milk, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into peanut butter mixture.

  • Pour 1/4 cup white sugar into a shallow bowl. Wrap each chocolate kiss in about 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough and shape into a ball. Roll the dough ball in sugar to coat. Place each ball about 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until chocolate softens and cookie is set, about 6 minutes. Flatten cookies immediately by pressing on them with the bottom of a glass.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

You can try several variations: mix mini chocolate chips into the dough before forming the dough into balls; flatten the dough balls with a sugar-coated glass bottom before baking and press a few candy-coated chocolate pieces in the top; bake the cookies without kisses and press the kisses into the cookie immediately after baking.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 35.3g 11% DV; fat 15.2g 24% DV; cholesterol 14.9mg 5% DV; sodium 209.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
these are super yummy and so easy to make. My kids love making them with me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
these are super yummy and so easy to make. My kids love making them with me. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Before you make this recipe keep in mind the serving size is off. If you make this recipe as written without adjusting the servings you should get about three dozen (36) cookies. I rolled my dough into sugar and then into perfect balls and didn't flatten the cookies at all and you can see from my photo how much they spread out. I don't recommend flattening them at all. Just add the Hershey Kisses firmly into the centers as they come out. They tasted great and I would be open to using this recipe again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
This recipe made 48 cookies. I know one person said it made much less but I think she used a tablespoon for the dough and not a teaspoon. Big difference. Since I have invested in different sized cookie scoops I have had 100% more success with every cookie I bake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent cookie. Doubles well! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
They taste great Read More