Double Chocolate Treasures & Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
These two Christmas Cookie Classics make it to our Christmas cookie tins year after year. I can’t remember quite how many years ago I began making these tried and true favorites, but can tell you that it was when I was much thinner and didn’t have any grey hair yet. Needless to say, it’s been a long time.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar
48 chocolate kisses (one bag will do)
Cream shortening and peanut butter in large mixing bowl. Gradually add 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in 1/4 cup white sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven; press a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. Return to oven for an additional 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
Double Chocolate Treasures
One 12 oz package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In heavy saucepan over low heat, melt 1 cup chocolate pieces. Stir until smooth; cool slightly.
Beat together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate. Add combined dry ingredients except powdered sugar. Stir in remaining chocolate pieces.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar coating heavily. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Store in airtight container. Makes about 5 dozen.
Which classic Christmas cookies do you make every year?