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
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
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.
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.