I love-love-love chocolate and peanut butter together, I say it is one of the world's greatest treasures. These are different than the traditional peanut butter/chocolate kiss cookies in that they have cocoa in the dough.
48 unwrapped milk chocolate kiss candies
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1. Heat oven to 375. Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add brown sugar and 1/3 c. white sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture.
2. Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately press chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Yield: about 48 cookies