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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Adapted from Everyday Food Holiday 2006
Makes 30 cookies

½ cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
30 chocolate kisses, unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicon liner. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add brown sugar, beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in dry ingredients in two batches.
3. Place granulated sugar on a plate. Using 1 level tablespoon of dough per cookie, roll into balls, then roll each ball in sugar, coating completely. Place on prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
4. Bake until cookies begin to puff up, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Gently press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Return to oven and bake another 2 to 3 minutes, until cookies are golden and chocolate is soft. Let cool at least 10 minutes on baking sheets before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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