Raise your hand if Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies were always your favorite as well! I mean chocolate and peanut butter…how can you go wrong?!
Obviously, these were my favorite. Every holiday function we went to I would always test the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. BUT…I soon learned that they are not all the same!
Wrong chocolate to peanut butter ratio…
You know how some people become connoisseurs of a certain food because they have tried so many different ones. I have a cousin who is a spaghetti connoisseur. Girl if you’re reading this…I love you! 😉
I suppose you could say I have been on a hunt for the Perfect Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies and in the process became a connoisseur.
Let me introduce you to my favorite peanut butter kiss cookies!
Perfectly moist. Perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio. Never any burnt chocolate
Perfect Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
As you can see I did not use the traditional kisses in my kiss cookies. They aren’t dairy free and are heavily processed. I chose a local chocolate instead….Chocolove. I also used chocolate wafers that I found in the bulk section. They make yummy chocolate bars, wrapped in gold foil, and each wrapper has a love poem written in it. I linked their website above, but here is an Amazon link as well!
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- 1/2 c. coconut oil
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. coconut sugar
- 1 flax egg or regular egg
- 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1 1/4 c. whole wheat or all-purpose flour
- 1/4 c. oat flour *
- 3/4 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. white sugar, for rolling
- Chocolate candy for the cookie middle **
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Prepare the flax egg. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
3. Mix the coconut oil, brown sugar, coconut sugar, flax egg, peanut butter, and vanilla.
4. Add the whole wheat and oat flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Roll the dough into 1.5-2 inch balls. Roll each ball in white sugar and place it on the baking sheet. Make a slight indentation at the top of each dough ball.
6. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
7. As soon as you take the cookies out of the oven lightly press a piece of chocolate into the middle of each cookie.
8. Let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place the cookies on a cooling rack.
9. Grab a cup of coffee and cozy up to the fireplace with a Vegan Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie.
* In this recipe you can be flexible with the type of flour that you use. I used whole wheat and oat flour in my recipe. Oat flour can be made by blending rolled oats in a blender or food processor. You can also substitute the oat flour for whole wheat or all-purpose. ** Since Hershey Kisses aren't vegan you will have to be a little creative to find something that will work! Make sure you read the ingredients because sometimes they sneak in milk or whey. I was able to find dark chocolate discs in the bulk section of our co-op. I also got a dark chocolate bar (I like Chocolove). Find one that is 70% cacao or more and it is likely to be vegan (check the ingredients). Chocolove bars break into perfect squares which is great for these cookies!