Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms
These healthier peanut butter blossoms are great for Christmas parties, cookie exchanges, and for Santa's plate! ;)
Servings: 24 cookies
- 6 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (OR 1 large egg)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons almond milk (OR any milk of your choice)
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4-1/3 cup additional granulated sugar for rolling
- 24 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
Make sure oven rack is in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 350F. Unwrap 24 Hershey Kisses into a bowl, and place in freezer.
In a large bowl, mix together extra light olive oil, unsweetened applesauce, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, baking soda, iodized salt, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and milk.
Add the flour and stir until combined. Cover bowl with saran wrap, and chill the dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes (don't skip this step!).
Remove dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar to coat. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cookies start to crack. Just before cookies are finished baking, remove Kisses from the freezer.
Remove baking sheet from oven and immediately press a Hershey kiss into the center of the cookie. The perimeter of the cookie will crackle as you press the kiss down. Carefully transfer cookies to a plate and place in the refrigerator to set for at least an hour.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1.1mg | Sodium: 104.5mg | Potassium: 0.7mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 9.4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg