I can't decide what to call this cookie... I vary between: Crispy Kisses (because they're crisp, not chewy), Lazy Kisses (because the recipe is so simple), Peanut Butter Poppers (because the cookies are small enough to pop into your mouth), and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Kiss Cookies (self-explanatory).
One of the joys of the holiday season is the increase in baked goods. The amount of processed sugar in most baked goods decrease their health rating, but I think it's a little silly to be extremist and avoid baked goods altogether. Balance is key in most things and a little bit of sugar isn't going to tip the scales.
Whatever you call this cookie, this little treat is a great way to share home baked goodies with loved ones and office mates. Since this recipe makes 65 cookies, you can share them with a lot of people. If you want to hand them out as party favors or presents, this recipe takes care of at least thirteen people (if you divvy out five cookies per person). And all it takes is one hour! I know the spirit of the season is generosity, but I sure do appreciate efficiency. :)
I love this recipe because it's so darn easy to remember and doesn't take long to make. It also combines two of my loves: chocolate, and peanut butter. This recipe is floating around the internet and all over the place. Now I share it with you. :)
1 cup of granulated white sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
65 chocolate kisses, approximately (also more popularly known as Hershey's kisses)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix all of the ingredients together and put the mix into the fridge for 10 minutes to set the batter. This will make it easier to roll the batter.
3. Roll the cookie batter into one teaspoon balls and place on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake in the oven for approximately 8 minutes.
5. When you take the cookies out of the oven, place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each one.
6. Transfer the cookies to a cold baking sheet to cool.