Ever since the vegan cookie exchange last December, I've wanted to tackle making these. After getting to scoop on how my friend Betsy made the "hershey" kisses, I decided to try making my own vegan peanut butter blossoms. It is a modification on my peanut butter cookie recipe.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar + 2-3 Tbsp. sugar to coat cookies
1/3 cup apple sauce or 2 Ener-G Egg replacer eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup Earth Balance Buttery sticks
2 dozen vegan "hershey" kisses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine the margarine and sugars until creamy. Add in applesauce or egg replacer and vanilla, and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until the ingredients are uniformly distributed.
Once cookie dough is ready, roll into 1 inch size balls. Roll in sugar until completely coated. Leave in ball shape and place on cookie sheet two inches apart. Cook in oven for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown on edges. After removing from oven, immediately top with vegan "hershey" kisses. The chocolate will melt and attach to the cookie. Allow to cool so chocolate can reset. Place in refrigerator to speed up the process if you like.