Grandma’s Peanut Butter Kisses

These cookies have 4 ingredients and are so perfect with or without the chocolate on top. This time I got creative with leftover valentines candy and used Reese’s hearts. The traditional recipe calls for Hershey’s Kisses so I used those also. The key to these cookies is cooking them long enough but not too long (about 8 minutes at 350*)


– 1 cup peanut butter

– 1 cup sugar

– 1 egg

– 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

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Form into 1.5-2 inch balls and flatten into discs on a cookie sheet

DSC_0088Flatten the cookies with the back of a dinner fork. If the fork is sticking, run it under the sink to wet it. If the cookie dough is crumbling too much, hold the dough with one hand as you flatten with a fork in the other hand.


Bake for 8 minutes. Unwrap chocolate candies while the cookies are baking. As soon as you take the sheet out of the oven, gently press a candy in the middle of each cookie.


You can do the candies before baking as well, but they might lose shape a little.


Officially Holiday Season!!!

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Just made our Brandyland Holiday cards! I can’t believe it’s already December and this is the last week of classes. My last winter break of college is right around the corner…tear. Anyway we definitely started the holiday season right last night with our big holiday party. I made chocolate covered Oreos and some peanut butter buckeyes, but decided to spend the rest of our budget on a HUGE batch of hard cider that people loved. These are the Buckeyes, I am not including the recipe simply because my mother will be horrified at the amount of butter and sugar in these truffles. Google it, they’re pretty much all the same.



What are your favorite holiday foods? Comment with ideas that I can try out this season!