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These peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies are deliciously simple, fast, and easy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cookies
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This peanut butter kiss cookie recipe, with its four ingredients and irresistible results, almost seems too good to be true. But trust us: These decadent and easy peanut butter cookies with Hershey's Kisses are very, very real. 

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Ingredients

These are the four ingredients you'll need for this crowd-pleasing peanut butter kiss cookie recipe: 

· Sugar: These simple peanut butter kiss cookies start with a cup of sugar. Some reviewers suggest using a blend of white, brown, and confectioners' sugars.
· Peanut butter: Make sure you get creamy peanut butter — save the chunky stuff for something else.
· Egg: One egg adds moisture and richness. Plus, it helps bind the cookie dough together. 
· Chocolate candy kisses: Did you need another excuse to buy a bag of Hershey's Kisses? Well, now you have one!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Credit: Husam Thaher

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies With Hershey's Kisses

These homemade peanut butter kiss cookies are so easy, they might as well be made from a mix. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect: 

1. Stir the sugar, peanut butter, and egg together to make the cookie dough. 
2. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. 
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are set. 
4. Press a Hershey's Kiss into each warm cookie, then let cool on a wire rack. 

a low angle, close up view of a plate full of peanut butter kiss cookies
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How to Store Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Allow the peanut butter kiss cookies to cool completely so the chocolate doesn't smear when stacked. Transfer the cookies to an airtight container, then store at room temperature for up to three days. 

a low angle, close up view of a plate full of peanut butter kiss cookies
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Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies? 

Yes! For the best results, freeze the dough balls before baking. When you're ready to enjoy them, simply bake them according to the recipe and press a fresh Hershey's Kiss into each warm cookie. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to three months. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Love these cookies," says Dawn Sullivan. "I roll them in green or red sugar for Christmas."

"My whole family loves these cookies," according to lislis23 "My dad says they are just like the cookies my grandma used to make. You can even replace the Kisses with semi-sweet morsels and mix in with the dough. It's great that way too."

"These are by far the easiest cookies you will ever make, and they taste the best," raves Camille. "Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before you try to store them or there will be chocolate everywhere. Delicious, scrumptious chocolate."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir together sugar, peanut butter, and egg in a mixing bowl until well combined.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. If dough is too sticky, refrigerate until easy to handle, about 30 minutes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set, about 10 minutes.

  • Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each warm cookie. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 7.2g; sodium 65.8mg. Full Nutrition
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