- 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- 1 cup shortening
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed
- 2 (12 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses (such as Hershey’s Kisses®), unwrapped
Beat peanut butter, shortening, 2/3 cup white sugar, brown sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy and smooth.
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Gradually fold flour mixture into peanut butter mixture to form a smooth dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Pour 1/4 cup white sugar into a shallow bowl. Scoop dough into 1-inch balls, roll balls in sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.