It’s A Perfect Weekend for Baking Our Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

With the holidays so very nearby, this weekend is sure to be filled with baking of some very favorite, family recipes!  These holiday cookies are a perennial favorite, from our family to yours!

Makes approximately 30 cookies
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
1 egg 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Hershey’s Kisses (about 30)

Preheat oven to 375°. Using a whisk, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, beat the softened butter and the peanut butter until smooth (use a hand mixer). Add both sugars and beat until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in the egg, then the milk and vanilla, and mix until well combined.

Gradually add the flour mixture, beating at a low speed until the dough is just combined. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Form the dough into balls, then roll each in white sugar before placing them on the cookie sheets. Bake for eight to 10 minutes, until the cookies have puffed up.

Remove them from the oven and quickly top each cookie with an unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss.

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Coco, Early & Associates Ring in Holiday Season with Annual Movie Event

800+ Guests Enjoyed Frozen II and Donated to Local Charities

For the 7th year in a row, Coco, Early & Associates rallied their agents, staff and sponsors to host the community, friends and family at their Annual Movie Event, held last Saturday, December 7 at the AMC Theater in Methuen, MA. 800+ guests purchased discounted tickets to see Frozen II and kick-off the holiday season with visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and even Olaf!

“This annual event truly is the highlight of our holiday season,” said Linda Early, president of Coco, Early & Associates. “All of our agents embrace our true mission of giving back to the communities in which we serve, and together we welcome in the holiday season.”

Guests were able to purchase $5 tickets from the company website in advance and then were asked to bring a canned good to be distributed to local charities.  In addition, the event sponsors, which included: Santo Insurance & Financial Services, Premier Mortgage Lending, Cross Country Mortgage, Manzo Bonnano & Bowers Attorneys at Law, and Bernardini Law, were key contributors to all the extra treats that guests received at the event.

“While it sounds cliche, it’s wonderful to see all the smiling faces and the true spirit of the season all around you,” said Blaise Coco, chief executive officer of Coco, Early.  “This time of the year can hit some families hard, it’s just one way we try to make things easier.”

This annual movie event, which began in 2013, is just one of many ways that Coco, Early contributes back to the community.  Other movies shown have been Penguins of Madagascar, The Good Dinosaur, Coco, The Grinch & Moana.  Throughout the year the Coco, Early offices, its agents and staff, regularly donate time and funds to a variety of charities in need.  This particular event benefited Bread & Roses, a soup kitchen in nearby Lawrence, MA, as well as other local charities.

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