Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 20, 2008

Foodie with Family: On their scale, awesome


48 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla, malt powder and peanut butter. In a separate bowl, whisk together or sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture, stirring to combine thoroughly.

Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Drop rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle the cookie dough with additional sugar and press each round lightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.

Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and set up. Remove from oven and immediately press the wide end of a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the pans for 2 minutes and transfer carefully to a wire rack. If these are not eaten entirely by bedtime you can place them on a plate, cover lightly and store at room temperature. Just keep them out of reach of The Stealthy One.

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