Tia Susan got this recipe in 1983 (year Amy was born) in Colorado. These cookies quickly became a grandkid favorite on the Christmas cookie tray.
1 ¾ c. flour
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
½ c. shortening
½ c. white sugar
½ c. brown sugar, firmly packed
½ c. peanut butter (use cheapest variety available for smoothness)
1 egg, beaten
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
Extra sugar for rolling
Hershey chocolate kisses
Combine all ingredients except kisses. Blend well at low speed. Shape into balls, using a rounded teaspoon. Roll each ball in additional sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and top each cookie immediately with Hershey kiss, pressing down firming so cookie cracks around edge.