Chocolate and peanut butter join forces in these irresistibly soft and delicious vegan peanut butter blossom cookies!
This is a great recipe to bookmark for any time you need a bake sale or holiday dessert.
They disappear like lightning at parties – no one can resist the pillow-soft peanut butter cookies, with their seductive rich chocolate centers.
Peanut butter blossoms have always been one of my favorite recipes too, because they combine my two all-time favorite foods.
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Three options if you want to make them vegan:
Option one is to add a square of chocolate bar—or a few chocolate chips—instead of a Hershey Kiss.
Option two is to buy a kiss-shaped mold on Amazon. It’s good for making chocolate fat bombs too.
For the actual peanut butter cookies, feel free to use smooth or crunchy peanut butter; or other nut and seed butters also work, such as almond or sunbutter. The cookies are great if you want to stir in a handful of crushed peanuts too.
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Above – watch the video on how to make the peanut butter blossom cookies!
(Recipe adapted from the original Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies)
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, or allergy-friendly sub
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp flour (spelt, white, oat, sorghum, and rice all work)
- 1/3 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
- 2 tbsp applesauce or milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 chocolate bar of choice
For the chocolate centers, you can either break the bar into squares or use this Kiss Candy Mold.
If peanut butter is not stir-able, gently warm it until soft. Combine all ingredients except chocolate, and stir to form a dough. Roll into balls. If you want soft cookies, refrigerate at least 1 hour. (Or freeze the balls to bake at another time.) Preheat oven to 350 F. Flatten balls a little with a fork or spoon, then press a square of chocolate or a Kiss in the center of each. Bake 8 minutes – they should look underdone when you remove them from the oven. Let cool 10 minutes before handling, during which time they will firm up.
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