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Hidden Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Treat your friends and family to this sweet treat that holds a warm chocolate surprise inside.

Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 10-12 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Serves: 20 | Difficulty: Easy

Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 20 Hershey Kissmas Tree Kisses, unwrapped
Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 10 Hershey Kissmas Tree Kisses, unwrapped
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
Topping:
  • ¼ cup peanuts, crushed
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and butter until well blended.
  3. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and stir until just combined.
  4. Mold about 1 tablespoon of dough around each Kiss and ensure the chocolate is completely covered. Shape into balls and place on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly, then remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the chocolate drizzle.
  6. Put the cream in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until hot. Stir in a few Kisses at a time, until the mixture is thickened. Drizzle over the cookies with a spoon.
  7. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts over the chocolate drizzle.
  8. Serve and store leftovers in an airtight container.

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