Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
48 chocolate kisses

Cream sugar and peanut butter. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Roll dough in 1 inch balls then roll in sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, press chocolate kisses into center. Return to oven for 2 minutes.

Yields: 4 dozen.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana