Vegan Peanutbutter blossom's
The History behind the Cookie
Ever since I can remember I loved baking cookies, if I am being honest with myself I am sure all little girls love to bake cookies.
It started off with just pre-made cookies that you got out of the refrigerate section in Walmart or the tubs of cookie dough from a pizza store! But it was special because my mom and I would bake together and she would tell me story's about when she use to bake when she was younger with her family and or friends.
Cookies were one of my favorite things to make when I was younger just because I loved the smell that would slowly fill the house! Of course, I was a chocolate chip kind of girl and so was my family. So the smell of fresh baked cookies brought everyone together on a Friday night!
Then as I got a little bit older and with my mom teaching me how to actually make homemade chocolate chip cookies and making a disaster in the kitchen while I was at in... I am sure my mom secretly regretted teaching me how to make homemade anything because the disaster I left in my wake..
That's when my curiosity started with baking my family would love my chocolate chip cookies what else could I make that my family loved?!
One Christman season I found these gems..Peanut butter Blossom's and they were the prettiest cookies I had seen as well so I was all about it! I made them more than I can count that Christmas season. They fast became my favorite cookie.
Then I went vegan and I kissed my favorite cookie away for like.... 30 days at the most and then I was like nope I am going to figure out how to make these vegan.
And I did it! The hardest part of this whole process was finding a vegan egg substitute but with a little research it wasn't even that hard!
So you're probably saying get to it... how can I make these delicious looking cookies cruelty free?
Time to get baked
- 1 batch of Peanut butter cookie dough ( yes you can cheat and get a pre-made vegan cookie dough) 1 "eggs worth" Egg substitute (I use Ener-G Egg replacement, this is to take place for the egg in your cookie dough)
- 1/2 cup of sugar (Your favorite vegan sugar, I use cane sugar or coconut sugar.)
- 1 bag of vegan chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Step 0.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 1.) Make your cookie dough rather it be vegan pre-made peanut butte cookie dough or you favorite homemade cookie dough. Just replace the egg that they call for with 1 "eggs worth of egg substitute... wait wait why am I not putting the recipe that I use for peanut butter cookies up??? Well fantastic question, I am going to make a separate blog post with that recipe but I did everything backwards so it won't be linked here until then... So oops.
Step 2.) Pour the sugar onto a plate or flat surface.
Step 3.) Take a tablespoon size of the dough and roll into a little ball.
Step.4 ) Roll little ball of cookie dough into sugar until the whole surface is covered.
Step 5.) Repeat step 3 and 4 until all the cookie dough is rolled into balls and covered in sugar.
Step.6) Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes.
Step 7.) Once cookies are golden brown remove from oven and take a round teaspoon measuring cup to press into the middle of the cookie immediately after removing them from the oven.
Step 8.) In a fondue pot (or whatever you got to melt the chocolate) melt your vegan chocolate chips and mix in vanilla extract.
Step 9.) Using a spoon carefully scoop and pour a little bit of chocolate into the little divots you made in the cookies so it fills the hole but doesn't over flow.
Step 10.) If you have the willpower let the chocolate set and then enjoy but if you are like me you can also eat the whole batch before the chocolate hardens.
* Traditionally these cookies are made with Hersey kisses and you push them into the middle creating a pocket with the kiss. Unfortunately, there aren't any Hersey kisses that are vegan. So I had to create a pouch to pour the chocolate into.