Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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If you’re a lover of peanut butter, this is the best and Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies recipe you can make. These cookies are so decadent especially when you top them with the little Hershey’s kiss candy. The creamy texture of peanut butter adds depth to the cookie dough to create a soft crumb in these golden cookies that taste delicious. They're loaded with just the right flavors and have a rich and dense almost brownie-like texture to them. What's not to love about an easy and delicious dessert like peanut butter cookies that are healthy and enjoyable? These cookies are ideal for all occasions including parties, holidays, picnic, potluck, etc. You can also serve them with a side of coffee when you have guests over or make your personal morning coffee ritual special with these peanut beauties. Fun desserts are great and easy to make around the busy holiday season when you have so many other things to do. This recipe also comes together so easily, which is essentially mixing all the ingredients together and then baking them straight away after that. There is no need for the dough to be chilled that is required in most cookie recipes.

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so handy to make because it is relatively inexpensive and you can find it pretty much any time of the year. Peanut butter is cholesterol free and also very high in vitamin B6, which helps in supporting blood sugar within the normal range. It is one of the healthiest snacks to indulge in moderation. Always go for a peanut butter that is unadulterated from added ingredients like soy, corn syrup, lecithin, sugar or salt. It's good to spend extra on organic peanut butter that has little to no preservatives or fillers in it. Always read the description at the back of the jar and pick the one that states '100 percent peanut butter' in the ingredients listing. If you are a DIY person, you can throw a cup or two roasted peanuts in the food processor and churn them until you get a thick butter-like consistency from ground peanuts. You’ll be surprised to see how easily you can make a batch of peanut butter in your kitchen that contain zero preservatives or fillers. You can store homemade peanut butter in the fridge for up to a week.

To prepare this easy and delicious dessert healthier, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free or oat flour or even a whole wheat pastry flour. Gluten-free flour is wholesome with fewer calories and does not change the taste or flavor in most recipes. It is also a great choice especially if you are gluten intolerant and don't exactly want to miss your favorite recipe that calls for a flour that is not gluten-free. You can also add dark chocolate chips to this recipe to make the cookies wholesomer. It's important to refrigerate the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to add firmness to these cookies. It's not a good idea to bake the cookies when the dough is still unchilled. You'll be disappointed to see the cookies baking thinner and flatter. Don't overbake the cookies or they might dry out.

Thank you to Jen at the Cincy Shopper recipe blog for sharing this Easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Jen’s blog for more fun desserts and Peanut butter dessert recipes. This peanut butter cookie recipe is so versatile and one of the most fun desserts you can make for the holidays. Enjoy eating them with your family today!

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