Welcome to the virtual cookie party! Instead of meeting and exchanging dozens of cookies, I’ll be posting recipes for nine different types of cookies 3 days this week!
Day 1 of our virtual cookie party includes Hershey Kiss cookies from my friend, Tiffany, and sugar cookies from my friend, Leslie.
Hershey Kiss Cookies
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Additional sugar
- 5 dozen kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Add butter and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Make balls out of level tablespoons of dough – add flour if needed. Roll in sugar.
Bake 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and add 1 kiss to the center of each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes.
Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies
- 3 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside in mixing bowl cream shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla, and nutmeg on medium speed for 2 minutes. Scraping often. Add sour cream and flour mixture beat on low only until blended. Roll out on lightly floured surface to ¼ inch. Cut into circles. Sprinkle with additional sugar and Bake in a 350 degree oven, on a greased cookie sheet for approximately 12 minutes. Cookies will begin to turn brown around the edges and set to the touch.
*Grandma De May would place a raisin in the center of the cookie before baking.
*The cookies may also be dropped by spoonfuls and pressed down a bit with a glass bottom that has been dipped in granulated sugar. Then bake.