This week my Mom and other teachers around the county had a "Teach In Day." This was a chance to have different people come into their classroom to work with the students. The guest teachers did everything from reading to students, to sharing what a day is like at their job. My Mom had one woman come to her classroom and speak about how she is a marathon runner. It is her life goal to run a marathon in every state in the United States. So far, she has ran in 48 of them! Quite impressive if you ask me. Once she accomplishes that goal, she plans on broadening that and setting her goal to run a marathon on all 7 continents. How cool huh?!
My Mom could have just left it at people coming to visit her classroom but she wanted to do a little something to show her appreciation. That's where I came in. She made a batch or two of cookies herself and I made these yummy cookies to help out. She gave each guest teacher a small plate of cookies to take with them, a small token of gratitude.
I hope that you'll give these a try. Their super easy and always recognizable.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies
What you'll need:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Additional granulated sugar for rolling
About 3 dozen milk chocolate kisses
1. In an electric mixer, cream together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, creamy peanut butter, room temperature butter, and egg.
2. While that is creaming, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Add the flour mixture in small batches until fully combined.
4. Using a small ice cream scoop, form the dough into rounded tablespoons. You will need to roll the dough ball in your hands to make them completely round. Roll the cookie dough ball in granulated sugar.
5. Place the cookie dough balls on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I have found with my oven, 9 minutes is the perfect baking time.
6. Remove from the oven and immediately press one chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Allow to sit on the baking sheet for an additional minute or two.
7. Transfer the cookies from the baking sheet to a cooling rack. If you plan on storing these cookies, they will need to sit at room temperature for a few hours to allow the chocolate kiss to cool and harden back up. However, if you're anything like me, I prefer these cookies hot out of the oven when the kiss is still slightly melted.
8. Sneak off, relax, and enjoy a few!
We have nothing to do this weekend but enjoy it all to ourselves! I am so looking forward to some rest and relaxation. Who knows, maybe we'll even get Cooper's nursery furniture put together. Now that would be exciting!
Have a great weekend!