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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies {Vegan}

Author Veg Life Staff

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

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add the applesauce, almond milk and vanilla. Beat well.
  • Stir together flour, baling soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until a stiff mixture forms.
  • Shape into 1" balls and roll in colored sanding sugar. Place about 2" apart on a silpat or ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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.
  • Remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool completely. The chocolate kiss will remain soft until completely cooled.