I am doing my best to type over and around the head and arms of one of my precious monkeys right now, so please forgive me if I make a few mistakes! Sometimes Sammy insists on sitting next to (or on) me and "helping" me while I work. I cannot say no to that. He is in the absolute cutest stage right now. My heart melts into a puddle about 150 times a day.
I am onto Day #2 of Christmas Treats! This is such a staple for holiday baking, but so often these cookies are too crunchy for my taste. This recipe produces a gooey peanut butter cookie that will make you swoon!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Mix well and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Using a hand-held mixer, mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
Pour 1/2 cup of coarse sugar into a small bowl. Using your hands, form 1-inch balls with the dough and roll them in the sugar. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Immediately place a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
This recipe yields 22ish cookies, just so you can plan on how many kisses you have to spare can feed to your children while baking.
Let the cookies cool and store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
And now Sammy has something to share with you all: 253337 (our ages, from youngest to oldest). This is something he recites to everyone he meets, so consider yourself introduced!