Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mardi Gras Kisses
One of Pat's favorite anything is chocolate and peanut butter. Anytime I have a chance, I make him these cookies. I rolled them in green sugar to celebrate Mardi Gras. These cookies are so easy to make. To keep the "kiss" shape, I throw batches in the freezer for a short period of time to set the chocolates.
1 Bag Hershey Kisses- Unwrapped
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
colored sugars (optional)
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into mixture.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar, if desired; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Place batches in freezer to cool, but not freeze. This will immediately "set" the kiss!
Idea from a magazine and on line somewhere!