Chocolate and peanut butter marry beautifully in this soft cookie. This is a recipe my mom has used for years and always uses chocolate stars and not kisses. They are flatter which means they stack nice on plates and gift boxes. It is also easier to get a bit of chocolate in each bite!! I hope you enjoy one of our family's holiday treasures.
Chocolate Star Cookies (makes 6 dozen) Printable Recipe1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups flour
bag of milk chocolate stars
Mix together butter, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy. Then add in eggs and vanilla.
Mix in dry ingredients.
Using a scoop that is about 1 Tablespoon drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Roll into smooth balls, then into sugar.
Place back on cookie sheet, about 2" apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. They will puff up some.
Press the star down into the cookie. It will flatten and crackle a little. Return to oven and bake for 2 more minutes.
Cool on sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to cooling rack. If you notice, the white looking edges of the chocolate are now glossy and all one color. Don't move until the chocolate has completely set up again.