Spelt Peanut Butter Kisses Recipe



Peanut Butter Kisses

Peanut Butter Kisses

Don’t let their fancy ways fool you, peanut butter kisses are one of the easiest cookies to make, and one I always include in my holiday cookie collection. The trick to the best looking cookies is to roll the balls of dough much smaller than you would think and underbaking slightly to compensate and preserve chewiness.


1/2 cup butter (one stick) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose wheat or white spelt) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt chocolate kisses, unwrapped (about 48–I use Hershey’s brand).


1. Before you do anything else, unwrap the number of chocolate kisses you will be using. If you bake all of the dough from this recipe, you should have about 48 cookies. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. 4. Add egg, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Tip: Swirl the egg around the 1/2 cup measuring cup before measuring the peanut butter and the peanut butter won’t stick to the measuring cup5. In a small bowl, measure out flour, baking soda and salt. Stir, then add to egg mixture. Tip:Don’t scoop the flour out of the bag or canister with the measuring cup, you will pack the flour down and get too much. Use a spoon to fluff the flour then scoop it gently into the measuring cup.6. When the dough is thoroughly combined, roll into small balls (about 1″ diameter) and place evenly on cookie sheet. Tips: I usually do just a few at first to make sure I have the size down. Once I know the size to get the right cookie to chocolate ratio, I go into mass production. I also do not recommend using a non-stick pan–the dark coating can cause cookies to burn.7. Bake in the oven 10 minutes, or until just set. 8. Remove and place entire cookie sheet and cookies on cooking rack. While cookies are still warm, press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. 9. Gently remove to cooling rack and let cool completely. Tip: The kisses will melt while sitting on the hot cookie, but will retain their signature shape as long as they aren’t moved or touched. Make sure you let them cool completely! I love these, and the peanut butter kiss is a classic that no Christmas cookie collection should be without. Enjoy!


15 responses to “Spelt Peanut Butter Kisses Recipe”

  1. The Feathered Nest (Manuela's) Avatar
    The Feathered Nest (Manuela’s)

    Those look tastey. I wonder if that would work for thumbprint cookies. The kisses look so pretty in the center.Manuela

  2. Those look so yummy…but your photography is really what makes me drool. What kind of camera do you have?Linda

  3. Yummo – this is one of my all time fav’s!

  4. Hi Angela, thanks for stopping by our Blog! Oh these Peanut Butter Kisses look so yummy! A must try when we get our kitchen in proper order, the bakeware is still packed!! So you are going to do the same as us, that’s great! Well this was the first part of our plan, a downsize to an City apartment, and then next year we hope to start looking for a country home, prob mid way thru next year! It takes time and money!! lol But it’s all worth it, we love our new small place and we can walk to the city! Let’s keep in touch so we can compare our journeys ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely day Angela, Jenn and Jacqui

  5. Hi Angela. I’ve always wanted to make those cookies. They are so good! The photo is so real I can almost smell them. Mmmmm…

  6. That is such a great photograph! I may make those for a cookie exchange I’m doing on Saturday.I just added you to my sidebar of favorites. I’ve been meaning to do that for so long!

  7. Ooh, yes–I love these! Mom is quite the cookie baker, but these have always been one of my top favorites from her collection. I must say that your photo is quite enticing, too!

  8. ohh the kids just love these!!

  9. That is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen on your blog.

  10. I’m just drooling over the picture. What a great shot. I can even see the texture in the crust. The cookie looks yummy too.

  11. Thanks for the recipe! I think I may just have to try and make them. How am I going to fit in my holiday cooking with the unpacking and Christmas crafting? Who knows!

  12. Michele Avatar

    I’m seriously getting hungry reading through all your fabulous looking recipes!!! I love PB cookies, and yours look especially delicious!!Micheleluvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

  13. Oooh yummy! Peanut butter and chocolate are my favourite combination!

  14. I always love these cookies! Thanks for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I liked this recipe so much that I included it in my weekly Things to Write Home About post that will go up later today. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again!

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