Friday, December 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies & Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook

cookies and crafts for sandy hook

Today churches throughout our town will be observing the National Day of Mourning and will be ringing their bells 26 times at 9:30am to remember the 26 people lost last Friday:  

Charlotte BaconDaniel BardenRachel DavinoOlivia EngelJosephine GayAna M. Marquez-GreeneDylan HockleyDawn HochsprungMadeleine F. HsuCatherine V. HubbardChase KowalskiJesse LewisJames Mattioli Grace McDonnellAnne Marie MurphyEmilie Parker, - Jack PintoNoah PoznerCaroline PrevidiJessica RekosAvielle RichmanLauren Rousseau,  Mary SherlachVictoria SotoBenjamin WheelerAllison N. Wyatt

The world mourns the loss of these innocent people as we try to comprehend how anyone could ever such a terrible thing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Newtown community.       

Sam and I made these cookies while she was home last weekend.  They are a family favorite and are made almost every year around this time.  They are adapted from

2 sticks butter softened
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
1 bag of Hershey's dark chocolate kisses
1 cup sugar for rolling

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Remove wrappers from chocolate kisses.

Beat softened butter and peanut butter in large bowl until blended.  Add 1 cup sugar and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.  

Add eggs, vanilla and milk and beat well.  Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Shape dough into 1" balls.  Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.  Cookie will crack around the edges.  Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack.  Cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!! Susan,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  1. I make this recipe and it is the best! My daughter often requests me to bake them and send them to her in college! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  2. I loved these as kid, they are so good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen


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