Cookies & Bars

Marybeth's Peanut Butter Kisses

There are 2 things that make these difficult: 1) not eating the kisses as you unwrap them; and 2) waiting until the cookies are cool until eating them. They really are worth waiting for. - joe



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a fork or spoon, stir peanut butter, sugar and eggs until thoroughly blended. With floured hands, roll into 1-1/4 inch balls.

Place cookies 1-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes on top 2 shelves of the oven (I switch shelves midway, but I'm not sure that it's necessary). They might smell burnt while they cook, and their tops will crack. While cooking, remove the wrappers from the kisses.

Remove the cookies from the oven and quickly press a kiss into the middle of each cookie while still on the cookie sheet. Let them sit for five minutes. Very gently move the cookies from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack. Let cool for a couple of hours. Can be refrigerated.


I haven't tried this with chunky peanut butter -- yet! I have tried them with EggBeaters instead of eggs, though. Not too bad, the texture is mildly less coarse, and maybe very slightly more chewy. With the PB and the chocolate, though, I doubt using EggBeaters saves much on the waistline, so I probably won't do it again.

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