These cookies show up on lots and lots of cookie trays because they combine peanut butter and chocolate kisses and they look so cute. Some years my Mom substituted chocolate stars for the kisses and they were even better because I didn't have to unwrap all the kisses.
The chocolate seemed to be more evenly distributed and the cookies looked Christmasy with the star in the center. I had forgotten all about the stars until I discovered them in the baking section this year.
I grabbed them and used them in the blossoms this year. My daughters agree, these cookies are even better with the stars because there is no unwrapping!!!!!
Hope you enjoy them on your cookie tray this year!!!
½ cup shortening ½ cup granulated sugar plus ¼ cup for rolling ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup peanut butter 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp milk 1 ¾ cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 48 candy kisses(unwrapped) or chocolate stars
Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Mix shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.
Roll teaspoons of dough in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Immediately after removing from oven place a kiss or chocolate star in center of each cookie.