DAY 7: These are pretty standard “Christmas Cookie Plate” fare. You can dress them up by using different flavors of Hershey’s Kisses, or different shapes of chocolate-I love the Dove heart shaped chocolates (but they are usually only available around Valentines Day). These are made with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses. I know that a lot of people roll these in sugar before baking, but I prefer the less-messy-sugarless option.
Peanut Butter Kisses
½ cup butter
½ cup coconut oil or additional butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses (or Dove Hearts or other “shaped” chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter, coconut oil (if using), peanut butter, and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients. Roll dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Immediately press 1 Kiss (or Dove heart) into each cookie; cool.
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1: Swedish Peppar KaKar
DAY 2: Mint Oreo Cookies
DAY 3: Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
DAY 4: Cherry Nut Mudslides
DAY 5: Snickerdoodles
DAY 6: Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies