This time of year is the worst for my gut. We make cookies, and I tell myself I won’t eat any. I’ll just give them to the neighbors. I have one bite of AJ’s cookie and what do you know, I want one more bite. Then a half of a cookie. Ok, I will just have one more cookie- thats only like two so far right? Well odd numbers are better, so lets make it three. Before I know it, there are two cookies left in the cookie jar. I will save them for AJ. I pace back and forth in the kitchen for a good 10 minutes and then decide he only needs one cookie. Then I tell him how I saved the last cookie for him. That way I can’t eat it. I won’t eat the last one. But hours later when AJ finally wants another cookie, lo and behold, all the cookies are gone. The expression on his face is always a mix of disbelief, disappointment, and amusement.
Okay, okay. I don’t usually have that much of a problem with eating cookies. But they are one of my favorite things. This year, AJ made his favorite peanut butter blossoms and I thought I would make some of my own. I used his recipe (here) but cleaned them up into a guilt free treat. Seriously, besides the hershey kiss/hug, eating these cookies is pretty much the same as eating oatmeal with peanut butter. So basically you can have these cookies for breakfast.
When I gave one of these peanut butter blossoms to AJ, he had no idea they were different from his peanut butter blossoms (besides less sugary texture).
Honestly, if there is one cookie you MUST make this Christmas, make these. You can eat these peanut butter blossoms while others devour the tradition peanut butter blossoms, and guess what, you don’t have to feel guilty. Like I said, it’s basically like eating oatmeal.
Now I am going to go devour them. Luckily AJ made his own, so I don’t need to save him one.
Peanut Butter BlossomesPrint Recipe
- 1/4 C butter, halfway melted
- 1/2 C honey
- 1/3 C natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 small egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 C oat flour (oats blended into finely ground oat flour)
- 3-4 Tbsp coconut flour
- About 15 Hershey's kisses or hugs
Preheat oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, cream together the butter and honey.
Throw in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla and blend until smooth.
Add the oat flour to the mixture and mix. Add the coconut flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is thick and able to be rolled.
Roll the dough into 15 small balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Cool slightly before pushing a kiss/hug into the center of the cookie.
Make sure your ingredients are gluten free if you have issues with gluten.