Alrighty. Enough now with the Socratic method. Now that we have covered the naming of the cookies, let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
- 1 C Softened Butter
- 1 C Peanut Butter (I use freshly ground peanut butter that I grind at the store because I like it on my sandwiches and I like watching it grind itself out into the container but any natural style peanut butter works. I cannot vouch for how things will turn on with super sweetened and homogenized PB’s. I would imagine you’d need to adjust the amount of sugar down)
- 1 C White Sugar
- 1 C Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 2-3/4 C Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 c White Sugar in a bowl for rolling
- About 60 Hershey’s kisses (with the foil taken off) OR Malted Milk Ball
Mix the Butter and PB in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add and mix in the sugars. Beat until creamy. Add in Eggs and Vanilla and beat until smooth.
Dump in Flour, Soda and Salt and mix until dry ingredients are incorporated.
Make balls of dough about walnut sized and roll them in the white sugar in the bowl. Place about 3″ apart on a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Take the cookie sheet out of the oven and gently push a Hershey’s Kiss or a Malted milk ball (depending) into the center of each cookie. Return the sheet to the oven for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to cool on a rack.