Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies {Vegan}

Peanut Butter Blossoms, also known as Peanut Butter “Kisses” are one of my absolute favorites and now…they’re vegan!

DEC 1st

The cookie dough is divided into evenly sized balls and rolled in colored sugar.  Learn how to make your own here!
Our homemade kisses are a little bit of work, but SO worth it!  Begin by melting chips over a double boiler.
We used a dairy free chip easily found in grocery or specialty stores.  You can also buy them here.
You’ll find these plastic kiss chocolate molds in baking catalogs or online in candy making stores.
They may not be as precise at those commercially available kisses, but once they begin to melt, you’ll never know the difference!

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies {Vegan}

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar Vegan
  • 1/2 C Sugar Vegan
  • 1/4 C Applesauce
  • 2 Tbl Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-3/4 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Sanding Sugar
  • in Chocolate Candy Kisses vegan chocolate (we used dairy-free chocolate chips a plastic kiss mold made specifically for chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add the applesauce, almond milk and vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Stir together flour, baling soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until a stiff mixture forms.
  4. Shape into 1" balls and roll in colored sanding sugar. Place about 2" apart on a silpat or ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Top each cookie immediately after baking with a chocolate kiss if desired and press down firmly so that the peanut butter cookie begins to crack around the edges.
  7. Remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool completely. The chocolate kiss will remain soft until completely cooled.
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