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January 24, 2012

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies Sealed With a Kiss

Okay . . . don't laugh.

This recipe might seem a little counter-productive given yesterday's lengthy post about how I gained weight, bought a treadmill, nearly killed myself & my Hubby hauling the 200lb. treadmill upstairs, and then completely reorganized a closet (including un-installing and then re-installing the closet fittings) to hide said treadmill when it's not in use.

I figure as long as I consume these yummy morsels of deliciousness in moderation (maybe while on the treadmill?) I'll be okay.  Plus, peanut butter is health food, right?  Right?

Recipe for peanut butter cookies sealed with a kiss
Peanut butter cookies recipe

Here's how to make this yummy classic, peanut butter cookies sealed with a kiss!


1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used smooth)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 + 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (additional) granulated sugar
3 dozen chocolate kisses (unwrapped)

Steps to Deliciousness:
  1. Beat shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar & brown sugar with an electric mixer until creamy
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla
  3. In another bowl, mix flour and baking soda
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and blend thoroughly
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in the remaining sugar to coat (I poured the sugar onto a plate and rolled the dough balls in it)
  6. Place cookies 2 inches a part on a greased cookie sheet (I used a parchment lined baking sheet instead)
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, then remove cookie sheet to quickly press a kiss into each cookie, return to the oven for 3-5 minutes more
  8. Bake until lightly browned
  9. Transfer to cooling racks
Easy cookie ideas for bake sales

This recipe yields:

More than I should eat.  Should be about 3 dozen but I was left with about 5 or 6 additional ones, which was unfortunate because I'd been eating chocolate kisses while I baked and ended up short by a few...

Glass cake stand full of cookies
How many calories for all 40?
Here's my hot tip:

Eat/serve these within a couple hours or so of baking.  The chocolate kiss is still a bit soft but the cookies are cool enough to eat.  Pop one in your mouth and it will melt.  Heaven.  The next day they are still just as yummy but slightly pointier.  Eating them whole is not recommended the next day.  Ow.

P.S. Try these with a yummy London Fog (latte).


  1. MMMM these are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. I suppose I could try eating some while on the treadmill...

  2. Yummmy. I always make these when I do my Christmas baking! And you're right, they are sooooo good when the chocolate is still a little melty :)

  3. You have both already made these cookies? Wow. This was my first time. I've previously overlooked this recipe because it looked too decadent. I was right . . .

  4. Hahah!! I think peanut butter is a health food. And it's totally okay if you eat them while on the treadmill. :) :) This post cracked me up. But in all seriousness, those cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I have made these before too. They are amazingly delicious. Thanks for reminding me of them!

  6. These are so cute :) I love baking cookies

  7. I am a firm believer in a little indulgence every single day, even if you're watching what you eat. Food is supposed to be fun, a pleasure! So, I agree, have one or two (or three) guilt free!

    Besides, chocolate is good for you! ;)

    Also, sooo tasty looking. Peanut butter + chocolate = win.

  8. I love those cookies sooo much, but I loved what you served them on even more. It looked like a tea cup and with the most awesome saucer ever. I have a set of these, but the plates are huge. Yours looks like the perfect size for a few cookies and a cup of something warm and yummy.

    Anyway, I am really enjoying your blog. Love the hidden treadmill post and the eating cookies while on the treadmill tip. ;-)

    1. Thanks Heather! It is a vintage set (I have four) and they are little luncheon/tea set. A cup with a saucer that has room for a sandwhich. No markings but this post has a photo of all four of them:

  9. so tempting...u are awesome...i m coming over!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, these look amazing. And yes, PB totally counts as health food :)

  12. Couple things:

    - It is a documented fact that these cannot be consumed in moderation
    - I find the typo in one of your responses above ["sandwhich"] pretty darn great. Which 'wich? :)
    - "Pointier" is the absolute perfect adjective to describe these little buggers past 12 hours old. Really. Not only could I not have said it better, I couldn't have said it close to as well. <--- I was a WLP minor, and that's the kind of sentence I type. Sad.
    - I need to learn the value of BREVITY in comments;)

    1. I love your long comments! Sometimes I just leave "luv it" on blogs. SUPER lame. Lengthy shows you care.

      P.S. Can you proofread everything? I am the typo queen.

  13. Those look like the perfect cookies for a Grammo to make for her grandsons. :)

  14. These look awesome. I am tempted, but weight watchers will not make anymore money off of me without me losing weight! =)


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