Peanut Butter Cookies are so delicious with a little chocolate on top! I love to add Hershey’s kisses to my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe to make them extra special.
Here in Salt Lake City, we have some of the most polluted air in the country. But, unlike some other areas of the world, Salt Lake’s pollution problem is largely a matter of geography. Since we are completely surrounded by mountains, we are prone to experience inversions.
For the uninitiated, an inversion is when a layer of warm air gets trapped in the valley by a layer of cold air above it. It also means that all the pollution from cars, factories, and cow flatulence gets trapped in the valley, too.
Which is super fun to breathe. Especially with the seriously nasty flu that every person in the valley has right now.
Ugh. I swear the last inversion lasted 6 weeks. It was 6 weeks of hacking coughs and no sunshine.
Which is why every winter I tell Robb I’m moving to Arizona.
Even the dog has been suffering. Because it is too cold and nasty outside for anyone to actually take him for a walk. He’s been a little stir crazy lately.
But today, the sun finally came out. The air cleared, and we could actually see the beautiful mountains. It makes everyone a little happier. We look for reasons to be outside.
It was making the dog nutso that everyone was outside but him, so I put his leash on him, and instructed The Lizard to run up and down the street with him. They both came back panting and tired.
And hungry. As usual.
Cue peanut butter cookies. Because I had a brand new jar of peanut butter in the pantry, and honestly? Why have I never blogged Peanut Butter Blossoms before? They’re so yummy.
There are lots of good peanut butter cookie recipes out there. The one I chose today is extra heavy on the peanut butter, which makes it a little on the soft and fudgy side. If you want to dial down the peanut butter content in this recipe, I totally understand.
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- Hershey’s kisses (milk chocolate), unwrapped
- Cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until incorporated.
- Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes.
- When cookies come out of the oven, immediately place a chocolate candy on each cookie, smashing down slightly.
- Place on a cooling rack, and let cool completely before eating.