Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie Recipe

It has actually been a long time since I’ve made these Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.

I premade the dough and then froze it for use nearer to the holiday.

What makes these cookies festive is the regular and green sanding sugar the cookies are rolled in prior to baking.

When placed in an air tight freezing container or bags, the baked cookies, also, freeze nicely.

Rolled Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Rolled Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


  • 1/2 Cup of Shortening
  • 3/4 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup of Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar mixed with approximately 2 Teaspoons of Green Sanding or Decorator Sugar
  • Bag of Hershey Kisses Milk Chocolate Candy, wrappers removed


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well mixed.  Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and brown sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy looking.
  3. Add milk, egg and vanilla, continue to mix.
  4. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda.  Gradually beat dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture.
  5. Form cookie dough into 1-inch balls.  Rolls the balls in the sugar/green sugar mixture.
  6. Place on baking sheet.  Slightly press each cookie ball down with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. When cookies are taken out of the oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie.
  9. Cool completely.
Holiday Sugar Mixture Holiday Sugar Mixture

You can also use red decorating sugar instead of the green to roll the cookies in.

Be sure to thoroughly cool the cookies as the melted chocolate kiss on the top of cookies will smear if not cooled.

Flatened Cookies Ready for the Oven Flatened Cookies Ready for the Oven Baked Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Baked Holiday Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These cookies always taste and look spectacular when added to a holiday cookie tray.

Christmas Cookie Display Christmas Cookie Display

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