One of the classic American cookies I used to make back in the states was the Hershey's peanut butter blossom. A delicious soft peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss on top. While I didn't make them too often, distance makes the heart grow fonder. As soon as I no longer had access to Hershey kisses, I suddenly wanted them. That, and peanut butter is way less common over here, so anything with peanut butter in it is a good thing. Then one night, I suddenly woke up, poked the husband awake, and whispered - "Nutella peanut butter blossoms" and fell back asleep. (Yes, I dream of things like peanut butter and chocolate). And so a delicious recipe was born.
While I was originally thinking these would be a delicious substitute for the classic in their absence, I have to admit these may actually now be a replacement. I think they are worth making even if you are in the states and have access to Hershey kisses. They are easy to make, and even more delicious than they look. I may have made them twice last week... oops.