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Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Author: Alexis Joseph | Hummusapien
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Total Time: 24 mins
  • Yield: 23 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This healthier version of the classic Peanut Butter Blossoms made with whole wheat flour taste just as delicious as the original!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water (can sub 1 egg)
  • 1/2 cup natural salted peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened (can sub regular butter)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (can sub all-purpose flour)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 23 chocolate kisses (I love dark chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line 1 large or 2 regular cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silipat. Make sure you have about 23 unwrapped kisses ready to go.
  2. Mix together ground flax and water in a small bowl for "flax egg." Set aside to gel.
  3. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together peanut butter, butter, and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the flax egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. Roll dough into smooth 1-inch balls (I used a cookie scoop) and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. No need to flatten.
  5. Bake (one cookie sheet at a time) for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for one more minute. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.

Notes

*If using unsalted peanut butter, add 1/4 tsp salt to the recipe.

GLUTEN FREE: If you're looking for gluten free cookies, I'd recommend these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!