Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies

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Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Lisa Johnson

Do I have a surprise for you today…delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies. I made a couple of small changes to the recipe on the back of the Hershey’s Kisses bag, and they turned out perfectly!! They are soft, peanuty, chocolaty and really cute all decked out with sparkly sugar crystals and sprinkles!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies on a wire rack sitting over dark pink tissue paper

How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies:

Beat together the shortening, chocolate peanut butter, sugars, and egg until fluffy and creamy…..

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies dough in a large, glass bowl

Stir in the the flour, baking soda and salt until well combined…..

flour added to the chocolate cookie mixture in the glass bowl

Scoop dough and roll into 1-inch balls…..

a metal cookie scoop full of chocolate cookie dough

Roll balls in sugar {I used decorative sugar crystals and sprinkles}…..

my hand holding a chocolate cookie ball that has been rolled in sugar crystals

Place on a prepared baking sheet…..

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookie dough rolled in sprinkles and placed on a silicone lined baking sheet

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until set but not hard…..

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies baked on a silicone lined baking sheet

Gently press a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of each cookie…..

chocolate kisses pressed into the center of the baked cookies while on a silicone lined baking sheet

Remove from baking sheet and place on a wire cooling rack and cool completely……

a white bowl full of Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies and pink, red and silver wrapped Hersheys Kisses

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies on a wire rack over a dark pink napkin

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies are loaded with chocolaty, peanuty goodness, and topped with a KISS!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter, chocolate, candy, cookies, recipe, Kisses, Hershey's
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 Servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • ¾ cups chocolate peanut butter
  • ½ cup shortening or butter at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons milk can substitute coconut, almond or rice milk
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • granulated or decorative sugars to roll cookies in
  • 24 - 36 unwrapped Hershey's KISSES


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
  • In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, shortening, egg, sugars, and milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Scoop dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar and place 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not hard.
  • Gently press a "kiss" into the center of each cookie. Remove to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. Hahahaaa “I’ll get you my pretty”. I love that picture. And your hair looks great both curly and straight! I’ll have to try that Frizz Ease for the one annoying patch of curls I have underneath in the back. Why can’t it ALL just be curly?? lol Pinning those cookies right now! xo

    1. LOL, that was my first thought when I saw my “green” face! Thank you Claire, I am very lucky to be able to wear my hair either way. The underneath of my hair in the back, is almost straight…go figure. 😉

  2. The cookies looks fantastic, but I have to be honest, I was having WAY too much fun with the rest of the post. Lisa, you are a hoot and I have to you props for sharing that photo with the mask on your face and like Claire, I was laughing so hard at the I’ll get you my pretty! 🙂 Thanks so sharing this, totally enjoyed! Pinning the cookies! 😉

    1. I hesitated a bit before I finally left those close ups on there. The “green” face had me cracking up too, all I could think of was The Wicked Witch of the West!! Thank you for pinning the cookies,and not my face! That might scare everyone off of pinterest, LOL. 😉

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