Peanut Butter Cookies with a kiss on top

IMG_5754Yesterday, it was incredibly windy here, which is nothing new when you live in Kansas. So we stayed inside and made theses wonderfully tasty treats. These are a family favorite and they are the cookies that are left for Santa every year, and let me tell you…..Santa loves them!

We love these cookies. They are simple and delicious. Of course, I make them gluten-free and I also use a stevia blend of sugar. You could make them with real sugar and you could even use regular flour if you wanted to, that is if you are not gluten free.

  • 48 Hershey kisses
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (you can use light or dark)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (I have a gluten free flour recipe mix on this site, but you can use Bob’s Red Mill flour baking mix also)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 375. Remove about 25 wrappers from the kisses. Beat shortening and peanut butter until well combined. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, almond milk, and vanilla; beat well after each addition.

In a separate town combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture.

Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for approximately 8-10.

Remove from oven when they are beginning to turn golden brown. I let them cool for a few second on the sheet prior to placing the cute little Hershey kiss on top! Then I will leave them sit for another minute or two on the sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Don’t forget to taste test!



A clinical psychologist turned stay at home mom. I have 2 beautiful girls (13 and 11) that I home school. We spend our days running back and forth to town, baking, cooking, riding horses and having fun on the farm.

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