Peanut butter and chocolate kisses

1/2 C butter
1/2 C peanut butter
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1-3/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
48 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Beat first 7 ingredients in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour and baking soda and beat until thoroughly blended. Shape into 48 balls, about a teaspoon each, and roll each one in granulated sugar.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart, for 8 t0 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with a kiss, pressing down firmly to smoosh the cookies flat.

Comments from Barry’s sister, who provided this recipe:
“Jelly is good too. Orange marmalade, honey. Popcorn looked good but didn’t taste like much.” (maybe caramel corn???)

Notes from when we tried this at Xmas 2004:
Substituted almond extract for the vanilla, and it was wonderful. The recipe made about 60 smaller cookies, so we filled some with strawberry jam and some with apple butter.