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My mother has the habit to try so many things out, especially when it comes to cooking in the holiday seasons. Most of all, I always look forward to her “experiments” regarding her cookies. Somehow, she never runs out of ideas. She has always been good at surprising her family with her new cookies’ ideas. While I am writing this article I am sure that she is again thinking up something very delicious for us, her family. So, if you should still be on the lookout for delicious vegan Christmas cookies for Christmas Eve, then these vegan peanut butter cookies might be exactly what you have been looking for. Let’s be honest: Celebrating Christmas without tasteful cookies is virtually unimaginable. Somehow, these cookies make a considerable contribution to a cozy and warm atmosphere. Kathy Patalsky has thought up an incredibly delicious peanut cookie recipe with vegan chocolate. Without exaggeration, present them to your family or friends on a Christmas party and they will be gone before you have even finished your first small talk.
“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!
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.
- 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 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 – Here 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet or line with a nonstick liner or parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients, then using a hand or stand mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
- Fold in the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- 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.
- Store cookies in the fridge.
- 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.”
Source: Kathy’s Blog