Peanut Butter Christmas Kiss Cookies have been a long-time Christmas cookie tradition in our home for many, many years. Everyone looks forward to these special sweet treats! This version of the recipe includes colored sprinkles and peppermint kisses!
This is a great cookie recipe for kids to make with you, too, because they can easily help with many of the steps…such as rolling the dough into balls, coating the balls with sugar or sprinkles, unwrapping the chocolate kisses, and also adding the kisses to the cookies.
So, gather your little ones in the kitchen and make some Christmas memories!
Here’s the recipe.
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Peppermint Hershey’s kisses (any kind work, if you don’t care for peppermint)
Last week I had several of the grand kids over and we made 4 batches of cookies to bring to two of our local sheriff’s departments and to several of our neighbors as well. This is something we try to do every year at Christmas. The holidays are a great time to say “thank you” to those who serve us in our community. A simple gesture of appreciation is a blessing to them and also teaches our children about thinking of others.
Here’s what we made this year:
Our traditional sugar cookies (find the recipe, below, and in Homemade with Love) using our nativity cookie cutters.(The kids had fun decorating them with colored sugars and sprinkles. This year Anne had the idea of using powdered sugar to roll them out on instead of flour. Great idea! It worked really well.)