Vegan Peanut Butter "Kiss" Cookies


December is here and that means twinkly lights, holiday music, cozy weather, movie nights featuring holiday flicks, hot cocoa all day long, party prepping and Christmas cookies galore. And I have been wanting to DIY these cookies for a long time, but I never had the vegan chocolate kiss, until now. So hop in the kitchen, turn up the holiday music and bake these Vegan Peanut Butter "Kiss" Cookies. Plus a video of me making them!....

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And today, I woke up, looked at the "December 1st" on my iPhone and simply HAD to bake some Christmas cookies while listening to holiday music. And yes, it was glorious. I might even have a cup of cocoa this afternoon. So in the name of the holiday season, turn up the cozy in your house, these cookies can definitely help..




Vegan Kisses. So, where did I get my vegan kisses? I made them! You can find the candy molds online. Here on ebay.







Buttery peanut butter cookies coated in coconut sugar, accented with vanilla and flax and a rich vegan chocolate on top.



If you do not have "kisses" you can use chocolate chips, chunks of vegan chocolate bars or simply leave off the chocolate!



Bring these to a holiday party and watch them disappear!



Color + ingredients.

Rolling cookies in coconut sugar will add a brownish hue to them. You can roll in white sugar (organic will be vegan) or skip the added sugar.

The flax seeds also add a brownish tint. For a smoother texture ground your flax seeds VERY fine.

And lastly, the molasses, which adds a caramel-y accent, also darkens the cookies a bit. This ingredient is optional.




Vegan Peanut Butter "Kiss" Cookies

Kathy Patalsky
Published 12/01/2015
Vegan Peanut Butter
These veganized cookies are a spin on one of my fave cookies of all time, peanut butter and chocolate Kiss cookies. Buttery peanut butter cookies are topped with a velvety chocolate kiss.

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • dry:
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • wet:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Earth Balance (vegan butter)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg (1/4 cup warm water + 2 tsp ground flax seeds)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup coconut sugar (you are welcome to reduce sugar by 1/4 cup if you'd like)
  • 1/2 tsp molasses (optional)
  • additional coconut or organic white (vegan) sugar for rolling cookies in (optional)
  • DIY Chocolate Kisses:
  • 1 "kiss" candy mold - bHere on ebay
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or chunks or chopped chocolate bars (semi sweet and dark chocolate is usually vegan, but read the label)
  • 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil, organic

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet or line with a nonstick liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients, then using a hand or stand mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Fold in the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into balls and place on baking sheet. Optional: roll balls in sugar then place on baking sheet. Continue until all the dough has been used up.
  5. Using your thumb or the back of a spoon, press a small dent in the center of each cookie, this will be where the kiss goes.
  6. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer cookies to a baking rack to cool for 2-3 minutes. Then you can add one chocolate kiss to the center of each cookie. If you are worried the cookies are too warm still and may melt the chocolate, wait a while longer for them to cool.
  8. Store cookies in the fridge.
  9. Making the Kisses: You want to make the chocolate kisses about 30-60 minutes before starting your cookies. You want the chocolate to be completely frozen and cooled when you use them. You will need one "kiss" candy mold and 1/2 cup melted chocolate mixture. Melt 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or chunks + 1 Tbsp coconut oil over a double broiler on your stove. Then using a tiny spoon, add the chocolate to the candy mold. Place the mold in your freezer to harden the kisses. The kisses should be fully chilled in 15-20 minutes. Press the hardened kisses out of the mold and use them to top the cookies.
Yield: 17 cookies
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: cookies,peanut butter,chocolate,christmas,dessert,vegan,kisses,baking,holiday

nutrition per cookie (17 cookie batch) -- not including the kiss


Christmas Cookie Call! Let me know in the comments what your favorite holiday cookie is and I might choose one or a few of those recipes to make. I am happy to veganize a classicly "non vegan" cookie recipe too, like I did with today's cookie.



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