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Surprise Kiss Peanut Butter Snowballs

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


These Surprise Kiss Peanut Butter Snowballs are perfect for Santa, a Hershey’s Kiss hidden inside a delicious peanut butter cookie dusted with powdered sugar.



1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup white sugar, divided

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

24 Hershey Kisses (dark or milk chocolate), unwrapped

2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar


In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, peanut butter and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes

Add eggs 1 at a time

Add vanilla extract, mix

Slowly add flour and salt, mix until fully combined

Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour

Pre-heat oven to 375°F

With clean hands work the dough and form it around each kiss, roll into a ball, you should not be able to see any part of the kiss

Pour the remaining 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl

Roll the dough balls in the sugar to coat

Place the kiss wrapped, sugar coated dough balls on 2 parchment lined baking sheet (12 cookies on each sheet)

Bake 12-15 minutes

Transfer cookies to a cooling rack

Sprinkle with powdered sugar


Best if eaten within 3-4 days, can keep frozen up to 2 months

Keywords: #christmascookies, #hersheykiss, #surprisekisscookies, #peanutbuttercookies