Nice for casual get togethers.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
7
Yield:
14 cookies
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together shortening and peanut butter; gradually add sugar and brown sugar, creaming well. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

  • Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamy mixture.

  • Shape dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoon for each ball. Roll balls in sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edges.

  • Put back into oven for 2 to 5 minutes longer, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; protein 9.4g 19% DV; carbohydrates 62.9g 20% DV; fat 27.8g 43% DV; cholesterol 28.7mg 10% DV; sodium 453.3mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
I've had this recipe since I was a kid. They're very good and easy to make. You definitely need to add 2 tablespoons of milk or water to the dough; otherwise it will be too dry and crumbly. NOTE: The recipe calls for only 14 kisses but you need about 48 because that's about how many cookies the recipe makes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
Absolute mess. I followed the recipe exact, and I also used name brand peanut butter. I made NO changes. The dough was extemely dry and had to be warmed in my hand for a minute before it would form into a ball, and then it just would not spread into a cookie. I don't have money to waste on ingredients and that's exactly what happened. I should have stuck with the well known Jif blossom recipe. I have no idea what happened. Honestly. Not when I followed the recipe exact. EDITED: Wish I would have read through the reviews and known that I was supposed to add two tablespoons of milk to the cookie recipe. I was able to salvage part of the dough, thank goodness, but that's after I added milk to the dough. Read More
(15)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
I've had this recipe since I was a kid. They're very good and easy to make. You definitely need to add 2 tablespoons of milk or water to the dough; otherwise it will be too dry and crumbly. NOTE: The recipe calls for only 14 kisses but you need about 48 because that's about how many cookies the recipe makes. Read More
(19)
Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
Absolute mess. I followed the recipe exact, and I also used name brand peanut butter. I made NO changes. The dough was extemely dry and had to be warmed in my hand for a minute before it would form into a ball, and then it just would not spread into a cookie. I don't have money to waste on ingredients and that's exactly what happened. I should have stuck with the well known Jif blossom recipe. I have no idea what happened. Honestly. Not when I followed the recipe exact. EDITED: Wish I would have read through the reviews and known that I was supposed to add two tablespoons of milk to the cookie recipe. I was able to salvage part of the dough, thank goodness, but that's after I added milk to the dough. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2007
I've made these cookies before and they're great! I added extra peanut butter for more flavor. A sure fire hit for get togethers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2007
These are delicious and buttery. They turn out well every time. I used to make these once a month for theater meetings in college. I find that the recipe makes more than 14 (smallish) cookies - I get about 3 dozen. I use Brach's chocolate stars instead of kisses (I think they taste better with peanut butter). Also I bake them at 375 for 8-10 minutes and return them to the oven for only 2-3 minutes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
Love them! Only change is to add 2T of milk and use butter instead of shortening (or at least half butter half shortening). You can add more or less flour as needed. It's a flexible recipe. Just put in whatever's needed to allow you to roll into a ball. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2006
This recipe works really well if you cut the flour to 1 1/3 cups. It makes about 32 cookies so you will need more kisses. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2011
I didn't read all of the reviews just Sarajo's and noted she had a crumbly dough. So I left out a 1/4 cup of the flour and found that worked for me. The dough was a tad dry but workable and I didn't have to add anything to get it to form into balls. Other than this adjustment that was needed I didn't have to do anything else with these cookies. They taste good and are pretty. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2013
Every time I make these the kisses melt. What do I do. They are my favorite cookie. Just can't get the kisses to stay up. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2014
Very dry dough..added more peanut butter and 2 TBL. Milk..took a lot longer to cook..last batch turned heat up to 375 and cooked for 10 minutes....they do still taste good..is good basic recipe but one you have to tweak a little bit....also I kept my chocolate kisses in the freezer so when I put them on cookies had no problems with them..good thing cause it took longer to cook then specified Read More
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