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If you gave up on this recipe because you couldn't find loose stars (it's just too much of a hassle to unwrap those kisses, hey?) then you'll be glad to know that Robitailles carries loose, unwrapped chocolate stars made with Ghirardelli chocolate.  The Ghirardelli stars retain the same creaminess that the Midwestern candy company Brachs' stars do (which the kisses fail at, as well.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix and set aside:
  1 3/4 cup of flour
  2 tsp salt
  1 tsp baking soda


Blend together:
  1/2 cup of butter
  1/2 cup of peanut butter
  1/2 cup of white sugar
  1/2 cup of brown sugar
  1 egg

Add the flour mixture.  Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and roll in sugar. Put on cookie sheet.  Bake five minutes. Take out and squish the stars into the center of each cookie.  Cook for 8 more minutes or until done.

With the Ghirardelli star substitution you will want to make sure the cookies are completely cool before stacking or the chocolate will smear.  Also, there is no substitution for the butter.