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Hugs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Kisses For Santa

Hugs and Kisses Chocoalte peanut butter kisses

My eldest teenager's favorite cookies are chewy peanut butter chocolate kisses. One chewy bite out of the cookie is like getting a big hug and kiss from Mrs. Claus. Fresh out of the oven the melty, rich chocolate covers your tongue and then you bite into the chewy warm peanut butter cookie. My teenage boys usually stalk me like hungry wild dogs during the first 8 minutes it takes for these easy cookies to bake as the whole house smells like a yummy treat.  The first batch of warm cookies are eaten directly off the cookie sheet by the boys. It is a good thing that this recipe makes 48 cookies because the first 12 are usually spoken for.

Hugs and Kisses Chocoalte peanut butter kisses

I was going through some of the old recipes that my mom has given me over the years. I wish I could give proper credit to the one who invented this cookie but this one was hand written on a recipe card many years ago. There are many similar recipes out there but this one has few ingredients and in addition it is super easy, so this makes this one a winner.

Hugs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses for Santa

Makes about 48 cookies

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 48 Hershey kisses- wrappers removed ( I used Hershey Kisses milk chocolate but you could use the Hershey's stripped white and milk chocolate, or dove chocolates or heart shaped chocolates or anything your little heart desires.)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Mix together butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, and egg with blender until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and gradually mix into peanut butter mixture until you form a sticky dough. Roll into small balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet.

Step 4: Bake 8-10 minutes or until just golden brown. Remove from oven.

Step 5: Place Hershey kiss (with wrapping removed) in center of each cookie, while they are still hot.



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Hugs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Kisses For Santa

By HWC Magazine  ,

December 25, 2011

  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 48 cookies


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  • Merry Christmas, Bam! I hope you are enjoying the day – how could you not with such delicious treats? 🙂 I love peanut butter cookies!

    • Merry Christmas to you! I hope you are enjoying your holidays and Santa is good to you. I am so impressed by your website. Keep up the good work!!!

  • I made PB Chocolate Kisses for the first time recently and know how your teens are feeling. Those things are so good! Thanks for featuring them.

    • Dear Kathleen, I think these cookies are very addictive. Actually I store them in the freezer just to make it more inconvenient for me to get into them in the middle of the night when you get the munchies.

  • Hahaha, there’s nothing more gratifying than being stalked by teenaged boys when you have a pan full of baked cookies, is there? I can see why, these look amazing!!

  • These are one of my favorite cookies! but, for some reason, I never make them… hahaha

    • Thanks for stopping by. Peanut butter kisses cookies are so easy, maybe they are not challenging enough for you. Wishing you the best 2012!

  • Yummy! They look utterly delicious! Happy holidays!

    • Xin Nian Kuai le Jasline!!! I hope you are doing well. Take Care, BAM

  • raquel

    this looks devine…I love make this too.

    • I just stopped by your website and love it. I wanted to leave a comment and find a way to follow you but maybe I need to create a login or something? Please advise… Happy New Year!

  • Happy holidays to you and your family!
    🙂 Mandy

  • If I could get Hersheys here then I would make these – I’ll have to find something similar!

    • Which country are you living in now? Can you find just plain chocolate? You are of course the “Recipe Adapter” and queen of substitution. I am sure you can think of some brilliant substitute! Let me know your results… Take Care and have a safe and happy holiday!

  • Santa must have loved these, how festive!

    • Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy new year.

  • We think alike! We made PB Chocolate chip cookies for Santa too! =D (And that was my last post). So happy found your blog (thanks for visiting me first). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year and look forward to your posts in 2012!

    • Arigato gozarimashita Nami-san! I think we are going to make yakitori for New Years day meal. Oishi desu!!!! Take Care

  • Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot

    Oooh, I love chewy chocolate chip cookies! Adding PB is a nice twist too. Instead of baking, I bought a big bag of soft chewy chocolate chip cookies to leave a plate out for Santa this year. And of course, my husband and I were the ones who garbled up all the cookies the next morning! =)

    • The most difficult part in our family, living with 2 growing teenage boys, is keeping just a couple of cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Best wishes to you and your family, Christine!

  • Love peanut butter cookies! Love that you made yours with little kisses on top! Wishing you a very happy new year!

  • I love these! We grew up calling these “Happy Cookies” after my littlest sister dubbed them that, and I never knew them as anything else 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by Anna so I could find your cooking website. These are indeed chewy, chocolate peanut butter, happy cookies. Take Care

  • Mmmmm, these cookies are making my sweet tooth ache – must eat cookies 😀

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