The smell of holidays are upon us! Every year growing up, my mom would bake her heart out. Literally. She would make pies, cookies, pumpkin rolls, cakes, you name it! The smell of pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, and peanut butter cookies would linger through the air. That’s a childhood memory of mine I’ll never forget. It just made the holidays… a little extra sweet. See what I did there?
Anyways, I’m going to share with you one of the recipes I used to bake with my mom and yes, this recipe is STILL my number one when it comes to holiday baking. Whenever I was… maybe ten years old I began using this recipe. The first time I accidentally read the recipe wrong and used 1/2 C. of salt rather than 1/2 tsp. Please, don’t make that mistake. I was only ten though. What can I say?! I’ve gotten it right ever since and it’s been almost 18 years! Never failed me since! This cookie is EASY! I’m talking, throw it ALL into the mixing bowl at once, mix, and roll. Huge crowd pleaser every time which is why I still use the this same recipe.
A single batch makes about 3-4 dozen.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees (Temps may vary. With my new oven, I have noticed baking at 340 is better)
Mels Kiss Cookies
1 3/4 c. Flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Brown sugar
1/2 c. Shortening
1/2 c. Peanut butter
2 TBL. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (oven temps may vary, I use 340) Mix ALL ingredients together. Roll into one inch sized balls and place onto cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until light and slightly browned. Place a Hershey Kiss on the center of each cookie while still hot, pressing down slightly to crackle cookie edges and firmly set kiss. Leave cookies to cool before storing.
You can freeze these! I have done it many times and for a couple weeks at a time. They heat up within seconds and taste just as good! I hope you enjoy and share this recipe. It’s very simple, and perfect for holidays! Until next time, take care!! ❤️
Crafting for the holidays