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Sunken Kisses Recipe

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Lois Hashimoto
Added: Saturday, February 2, 2008


1 3/4 cp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick ( 8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cp. packed brown sugar
3/4 cp. granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cp. creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
48 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease lightly with butter or Pam.
Combine Flour, baking soda and salt in seperate bowl, set aside.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed cream together butter, brown sugar, 1/4 cp. of the granulated sugar, peanut butter and vanilla in a medium size bowl until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.Stop the mixer twice to scrape bowl with a spatula.
Add egg, blend on medium speed until egg is almost incorporated, about 10 seconds, scrape bowl.
Add dry incredients on low speed, blend 15 seconds. Stop mixer, scrape bowl and beater then blend 5 seconds more.
Scrape dough onto wax paper, with hands shape into a square block. I cut into 4 equal sections then cut each section in 12 equal pieces, roll into balls. Dip one side of each ball in the remaining 1/2 cp. sugar place 2 inches apart sugar side up, on cookie sheet.
Bake until cookies are light gold, 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from oven, immediately top each cookie with a Hershey's Kiss, flat side down pressing firmly to embed it in the center of the cookie. Carefully remove the cookies from the sheet placing on a wire rack or plate.

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Makes 48 Cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I took second place or second runner-up with this cookie at the Human Family Reunion this year (2005)
This is a yummy peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's Kiss pressed in the center. The recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law Jean Doi about 12 years ago
This is a long time favorite of my family.




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