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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

Baking cookies to share doesn't get much easier than this. Stir together four ingredients. Bake. Top with a Kiss. —Dee Davis, Sun City, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • 2. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until tops are slightly cracked, 10-12 minutes. Immediately press one chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: This recipe does not contain flour. Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 102 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 258321
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"Delicious and super easy! Not sure why I only make them at Christmas time."

nkv16 User ID: 1003260 231967
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"My family loves peanut butter, and these cookies are so gooey, it's almost like eating peanut butter and chocolate. We reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, and use natural peanut butter. We also bake on a baking stone, and let the cookies sit for about 10 min before carefully moving to a cooling rack."

nejitenfan User ID: 7627684 50656
Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"Ive been using this recipe for about a year now and I figured out a way to make them stick with out flour. My mom had this package of caramel from the frozen pie she bought. I added a big glob of that. Oddly enough I can not taste the caramel in the cookies but it makes them crisp instead of soft"

BlaineL User ID: 1323708 133248
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"So good and so easy"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 60304
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I have made this recipe numerous times, always with great results!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 90119
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"This is a tried and true peanut butter cookie recipe. With the addition of a chocolate kiss they also look amazing! However, in terms of crumbled cookie- I have always removed the cookies about 4 minutes early and set the kiss in place and returned to over. This allows the cookie to bake up around the kiss. Now that kisses come in many flavors, we have tried peanut butter, dark chocolate....all good."

Kimberly McDannell-Bell User ID: 7046406 90091
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Eating the batter raw was the better part of the experience. When baked they fell apart and were too fragile, the whole texture wasn't the right combo, and even under baking them didn't keep the edges from getting crispy. Will be looking for another recipe."

Kimberly McDannell-Bell User ID: 7046406 133247
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Eating the batter raw was the better part of the experience. When baked they fell apart and were too fragile, the whole texture wasn't the right combo, and even under baking them didn't keep the edges from getting crispy. Will be looking for another recipe."

gonzales573113 User ID: 1505356 74100
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"easy to make and my daughter loves to make this."

SSublett User ID: 7095633 133244
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I have made these cookie two times now..The first time not so happy with the way they turned out..the taste was good but they were messy and didnt stay together...So 2nd time I put in A 1/4 cup of All- purpose flour...They were great this time they stayed together and tasted great the small amount of flour had no impact on taste!!!"

cindyost User ID: 2125334 133240
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Sorry but the cookie fell apart before getting in my mouth and then it was not the good."

Micks74 User ID: 2691699 60302
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"The texture on these cookies are amazing. Soft, smooth peanut butter taste, rather than the typical crumbly peanut butter cookie. The kiss makes it taste like a peanut butter cup. Made some without the chocolate, easily the most yummy peanut butter cookie I've found."

giglyn User ID: 4256243 137234
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"So easy and so good. Definitely a keeper."

lindipally User ID: 1270998 142260
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"these delicious cookies are a Christmas tradition in my home. they are my picky little son's favorite to leave for Santa's snack."

gowemo User ID: 6436667 137232
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"fall apart too easily, crumble into a million pieces. Taste too sweet, like plain sugar."

jsaldierna User ID: 6885220 90088
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"This was absolutely great . Im only 12. Years old. And I didn't it all by myself."

[email protected] User ID: 3820757 101619
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"No flour -no dairy.......will definitely make them again!! EXCELLENT!!"

mari720 User ID: 6687383 50653
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I made this for two family parties and they were a HIT with both kids and adults! I was asked by my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to make them for tomorrow's Mother's Day family get together. They are so easy to make and super delicious! I use Kisses with almonds instead of the plain ones though."

catelovesbulldogs User ID: 6669469 73995
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"this recipe was horrible. the batter fell apart in my hands and was all crumby. then i baked them and they looked nothing like the picture or even a good cookie. they tasted grainy and dry. i went back and double checked my ingredients because i figured i screwed up. i didn't. i will never make them again."

homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 205743
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"absolutely love these! i made exactly like the recipe but i used crunchy PB and doubled the recipe. scrumptious!"

momof29 User ID: 6105359 50081
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"easy and Awesome!"

cyost9000 User ID: 6373408 50065
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"This recipe is amazingly easy, tasty, and made without flour! I baked three batches this Christmas because they kept disappearing."

MamaDaudelin User ID: 5872825 142258
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I was looking for something quick and easy, and while these were both, the peanut butter was overpowering."

Megs5384 User ID: 6273038 50037
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"This was such an awesomely easy recipe! I had all the ingredients on hand and usually do so it's something I can make through out the year with the kids. Plus they had a great time unwrapping all the kisses! I made a double batch, some for home and some for my husband to take to work. Can't wait to hear what the guys think!"

psalm134_2 User ID: 6236539 65876
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Always a favorite!!!"

jodiw User ID: 1502707 142252
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I doubled the recipe so I had enough to take to two Christmas gatherings in one weekend -- SUPER easy. I over-baked the first few pans, thinking they had to get more golden before I took them out of the oven. Sadly, this led to flat cookies that looked odd when I pushed the kiss into the top. Learned my lesson by the last batch, however, and took them out of the oven just when they started cracking on top. Made them again tonight for a potluck at work tomorrow. Love them!!!"

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 73981
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I've been making these since I was a teen. They are so easy that my six year old loves to make them now too."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 128991
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Thanks for this recipe! It is nice to have something so easy and delicious to add to the Christmas cookie tray."

kat83 User ID: 2934264 205742
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"best ever! so easy so yuuumy"

bakerjen616 User ID: 1431796 55801
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"So easy and delicious! I made these with the mini-kisses and just put one on top to keep the sweetness/calories down. Kids gobbled them up!"

turtledaisy User ID: 3675355 56733
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"My husband's favorite cookies! They are so soft and have wonderful flavor."

jcneumann User ID: 1011902 205741
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"I made these cookies and also a different recipe for peanut butter kiss cookies with flour and this recipe one unanimously."

Charobic User ID: 947618 56732
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"OMG! These are extremely easy, fast and sooooo YUMMY! I only made them to use up all the Kisses I got for Christmas . . . but WOW, I'll be making these often! They are soooo "peanut buttery." Wickedly good."

NEELL User ID: 4904413 205740
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I will make this again"

Jazmine1142 User ID: 5387161 65875
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"These are so easy! Just minutes to make and I couldn't believe no flour was involved. Yummy with a nice texture. I will be making these again."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 60298
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Very good, I use chocolate stars rather than the kisses to lower the calories, and I find with the kisses it's just a little too sweet for me. Otherwise excellent cookies, one of my hubby's favs!"

lenavoth User ID: 5335289 137206
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"The dough is incredible! I made them with crunchy peanut butter. Fabulous."

BeingAMommyIsMyLife User ID: 5684092 65873
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"AMAZING!!! So soft, just the right flavor!! I have made 6 dozen of these in the last month. By the next day after I make a batch, there is only a couple left."

kelsie lynn User ID: 3031702 65871
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"these were yummy! good texture too! instead of just chocolate kisses, I bought a mixed bag of kisses, mini reeses cups and rolos and interchanged those. At the end I drizzled white chocolate over the cookies! they were a hit!"

cmw1ut User ID: 1721245 205739
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"These cookies can't be any easier to make and they are so peanut buttery good. I was sceptical at first that there was no flour, but so surprised at how well the recipe came together. Two thumbs up!"

cheepskate User ID: 4237740 142217
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"These cookies were a big hit! My best freind ate one and said they are way better than regular peanut butter cookies. And they are soooo easy too!"

ilovearocker User ID: 2494428 73980
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2007

"i've been making these for years but when it was given to me, it did not call for the vanilla, i just added it on my own. the kids also flatten the cookies with a sugared fork when we don't have kisses on hand."

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