5th Day of Christmas – The Angel Tin


One of my earliest childhood memories involves sneaking into the dining room hiding place where my mother stored her Christmas cookie tins. My sister and I would wait for the opportune moment when mom was upstairs and dive into the cookie tins looking for our favorite Christmas cookie; the one with the chocolate Hershey kiss right in the middle.

Mom had a particularly nice round tin with a big flowing angel on the front and the Hershey kiss cookies were always stored there in between layers of waxed paper. I loved that angel tin but much to my dismay, it disappeared some time ago. Of course mom handed down some other tins that I still use to this day, but the angel tin was special.

So it was with great joy that I recently opened a box that was stored in the attic and unearthed the beautiful angel tin hidden beneath some holiday decorations. This year, when my sister joined me at my home for our annual cookie-making day, I showed her the recently discovered angel tin and we reminisced about mom’s holiday cookies, our childhood antics and our continued love of the Hershey kiss cookie. In celebration, we made an extra batch and I hope you will too!

Christmas Hershey Kiss Cookies
Also known as Peanut Blossoms

1 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt

½ cup butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
Gradually add ½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 unbeaten egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Slowly add in dry ingredients

Shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased cooking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Remove and top with Hershey kiss pressed firmly into middle. Bake 2-5 minutes more.
Makes 3 dozen


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