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Chewy Caramel Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

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Well, my friends, have I got a fabulous cookie for you! Talk about a serious winner! Peanut butter, chocolate and caramel all wrapped up into a chewy and amazingly delicious cookie. What’s not to LOVE?

Seriously addicting.
Hershey Caramel Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies3  I tell ya, when I have cravings for things I go all out. Forreals. And all this Halloween Candy that lines the aisles at the grocery store certainly isn’t helping!

Chocolate and peanut butter is a tried and true classic at my house. The combination never fails! But when I saw some Hershey’s Caramel Kisses out on display with all that darn candy, I knew I had to get a bag!

So, I made my peanut butter cookies as usual, but added in some chopped up caramel kisses.

Now, let’s take a minute and enjoy the beauty that is this cookie dough, shall we? I’m pretty sure I could eat this entire bowl.{*Confession: I have made cookie dough many times to just eat the dough…not to make cookies. I blame it on my husband.}

IMG_0617  I ate my fair share of this dough…and then proceeded to eat 7 cookies…with no shame.

You know why?

Because I know you all will make these and eat that many too!

They are irresistible.
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So celebrate the start of a new week or the Monday blues with cookies! You know you want to! Enjoy! :)

Chewy Caramel Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies
yield: 3-4 dozen
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Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/3 cups chopped Hershey’s Caramel Kisses

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or spray with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Scrape sides and mix again. Slowly incorporate all dry ingredients until combined. Stir in chopped Hershey’s caramel kisses. Scoop by the teaspoon full onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes or until the edges are barely golden and the middle looks like it’s not quite done.{You may have the urge to keep them in longer–don’t! Unless you want crunchier cookies in which case you should then leave them in a minute or two longer… but I like mine chewy so I pull them out sooner.} Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Store in airtight containers.

*Recipe notes: If you want to make the cross hatch pattern like you’d see on regular peanut butter cookies, be my guest. I tried on some of them but didn’t want to squish the caramel out everywhere. And, speaking of caramel, try to have most of your hershey kisses closer to the top then the bottom because they will ooze on your baking sheet and become crunchy. If you don’t mind the crunch then this is no big deal. I, however, despise the crunch. So, do what your little heart desires!
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36 Comments

  1. Oh my I’ve never seen those kisses! I just got my hands on the pumpkin ones over the weekend. These cookies sound wonderful

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

      I can’t believe you found the pumpkin ones and not the caramel filled ones! It’s vice versa for me, typically.

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  2. Peanut butter cookies are pretty good in themselves but adding the caramel kisses sounds like a brilliant idea! If it makes you feel any better, I don’t think I would have been able to stop at eating 7!

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

      Well, glad I’m not the only one who can eat 7 cookies {or more!}

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  3. Oh my my.
    How could I have live so many years without this recipe….. Life is full of pleasant surprises….
    I will try those asap.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

      Let me know how you like them!

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  4. Wow, these taste as good as they look…and visa versa, I guess you could say!

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  5. I think I’m going to be making some cookies today!!

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

      Awesome! I hope you like them! Don’t say I didn’t warn you that they were addicting! Lol!

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  6. I looooove the caramel-filled Kisses! I honestly don’t know if this dough would make it onto the cookie sheet–my college roommate and I were known to make mixing bowls of dough solely for the purpose of eating it by the spoonful! :)

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

      Sometimes the dough just tastes better than baked cookies! But, most of the time, I’m just lazy! Ha!

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  7. I loooooove the caramel kisses! Making these gorgeous cookies with them is a genius idea :) I wish I had an entire plate of them for my afternoon snack today!

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

      Yeah, me too! These got eaten wayyyy to fast!

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  8. Love your confession about making dough just to eat it! Not that we ever did that…(^_~)

    These cookies look great. I wish I had some to snack on today.

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  9. Oh my yum! These look delicious. I love those caramel kisses!

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    • Lauren — October 3rd, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

      I know, aren’t they addicting?

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  10. Lauren, you’re shipping me a box right?! I need one in both of my hands asap… Whichever is quicker Fedex or UPS?

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    • Lauren — October 4th, 2011 @ 2:13 am

      Of course I’ll ship you a box! :) Now I need to go get another bag of the caramel kisses! Rats….

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      • Laurie @Simply Scratch — October 4th, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

        Super! I’ll be waiting anxiously by the mailbox for them to arrive! 😉

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  11. i love those caramel kisses – i bet they’re even better melted in these cookies!

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    • Lauren — October 5th, 2011 @ 5:04 am

      They are pretty heavenly!

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  12. These sound lovely! Can’t wait to try!

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  13. I don’t understand people who don’t eat cookie dough?!?! that’s the best part of making cookies..I have no doubt this dough (and cookie form) is delicious!

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    • Lauren — October 5th, 2011 @ 5:05 am

      I know, right? THE best part.

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  14. Wow, do those look incredible. I think they would be delicious with some haugendauz dulce de leche ice cream, don’t you think? or would that be a caramel overload?

    Lindsay :)

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    • Lauren — October 5th, 2011 @ 5:05 am

      Is there such a thing as caramel overload? I think not!

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  15. Can you make the dough and freeze it?

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    • Lauren — November 4th, 2011 @ 3:34 am

      I’ve never done it, but I don’t see why not!

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  16. Made them…..LOVE them!! and yes ladies the dough is amazing allll on its own. Some of the caramel melted out onto my parchment paper while baking but……no worries, it breaks off and I have to say is almost as yummy as the cookie dough. I saved some of the dough and am going to add in possible twix pieces tonight. thank for the recipe!! I got major boyfriend points :)

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