48 Hershey's Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates, unwrapped
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
3/4 cup of Peanut Butter (cannot be reduced fat)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbl milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl beat with an electric mixer the shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar until creamy; beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat this into the peanut butter mixture. Place the 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in the sugar to coat. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes; make sure all the kisses have been removed from their wrappers. Remove the cookies from the oven and quickly top each with a kiss, pressing down until the cookie cracks around the edges. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes more; remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool completely. Store air tight.