Sunken kiss cookies

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar – divided
1/2 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
48 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a small bowl, and set aside. Mix butter, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, peanut butter and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy (~2 minutes). Add egg and blend about 10 seconds. Add the sifted ingredients on low speed until dough is smooth.

Measure out 48 rounded teaspoons of dough; roll them into balls with your hands. Dip one side of each ball in the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar; place them 2″ apart, sugar side up, on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake til cookies are light and golden, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss, flat side down, pressing firmly into the center of the cookie. Carefully remove the cookies from the sheets and place on a plate or cooling rack.

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