Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

HEALTHIER PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

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These peanut butter blossom cookies are a must-try! We have taken classic peanut butter blossoms and lightened them up. These cookies have the amazing flavors of creamy peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. These peanut butter blossoms have a soft and chewy texture and are topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. These cookies are showstoppers! There’s no added oil or butter in this recipe and they are made with simple ingredients you will have on hand. Dig in and enjoy this lightened-up version of the classic holiday treat!

Why You Will Love Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • These cookies have the amazing flavors of smooth creamy peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.
  • The cookies have a soft and chewy texture.
  • The cookies are lightened-up.
  • There is no butter or oil in this recipe.
  • These cookies are showstoppers with chocolate candies on top!

What Are Peanut Butter Blossoms?

Peanut butter blossoms are peanut butter cookies with a chocolate candy topping in the center. The chocolate candies are typically Hershey’s Kisses. The Kisses give these cookies their beautiful and distinct look. Our peanut butter blossoms are topped with dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses.

peanut butter blossoms kisses

Ingredients Needed For Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Ingredients For Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour in this recipe.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the cookies rise.
  • Salt: Just a little salt to enhance the flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: You can use brown sugar or brown monk fruit.
  • Sugar: Use regular sugar or a 1:1 sugar-free sweetener such as monk fruit or Swerve.
  • Peanut Butter: Use room temperature natural creamy unsalted peanut butter.
  • Egg: One egg helps the cookies come together.
  • Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla for flavor.
  • Hershey’s Kisses: We used dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses. For a sugar-free option, you can use Lily’s chocolate.

How To Make Peanut Butter Blossoms

Step 1: First, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2: Next, add the brown sugar, sugar, creamy unsalted peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract to a separate bowl. Then, thoroughly combine the ingredients with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step 3: After that, thoroughly combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients. Also, use your hands to make sure the dough is fully combined.

Step 4: Then, use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop and roll the cookie dough into balls. Next, roll the balls in sugar. Then, place them on a sheet pan with parchment paper. After that, press the cookie dough balls down with two fingers and bake the cookies.

Step 5: Once the cookies are cooked, carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Then, press a dark chocolate Hershey’s Kiss into the middle of each cookie and enjoy!

Healthier Peanut Butter Cookies

Expert Baking Tips

  • Use A Cookie Scoop: To form the cookies, use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to make sure the cookies are consistent in size and roll the dough into balls.
  • Roll The Cookies In Sugar: These cookies are incredibly delicious on their own but feel free to roll them in sugar if you would like. Classic peanut butter blossom cookies are rolled in sugar before baking. If you do this, roll the cookie dough balls in sugar. Then, add them to your baking sheet and press them down with two fingers.
  • Use A Mixer To Combine: We used an electric hand mixer to combine the cookie dough. Another great option is a stand mixer. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have either, you can mix by hand. Just make sure the cookie dough is thoroughly combined.
  • Top Them With Hershey’s Kisses: Once the cookies are baked and slightly cooled, press the Hershey’s Kisses into the center of the cookies. This will give them chocolate flavor and their distinct look. Hershey’s Kisses work great in this recipe. We used dark chocolate, but milk chocolate will work as well.
  • Let The Cookies Cool: Once the cookies are baked, let them cool on a wire rack for 8-10 minutes. We recommend doing this before placing the Hershey’s Kisses in the center so they don’t melt. The chocolate will melt if you press the chocolate into the cookies after they come out of the oven.
Healthy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions

What Peanut Butter Should I Use?

For this recipe, we used room-temperature natural creamy unsalted peanut butter. This gives the cookies the ultimate peanut butter flavor. Also, a fresh jar of room-temperature peanut butter is easier to work with since it is creamy and smooth. If you don’t have unsalted peanut butter, you can use salted peanut butter in a pinch. Just reduce the salt in this recipe to 1/4 teaspoon.

How Long Do Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Last?

These peanut butter blossoms will last 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container on the counter. Let the cookies cool before storing them.

Are Peanut Butter Blossoms Healthy?

These peanut butter blossoms are a healthier option. They have all the flavors of peanut butter and chocolate, just like the traditional cookies, and we have lightened them up. There is no butter or added oil in this recipe. Also, you can use Lily’s sugar-free chocolate to replace Hershey’s Kisses.

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HEALTHIER PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 6 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

22

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes
Calories

84

kcal

These healthier peanut butter blossoms are a must-try! They have amazing flavors of creamy peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.

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Ingredients

  • 1 CUP all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 CUP brown sugar or brown monk fruit

  • 1/3 CUP sugar or monk fruit

  • 1/2 CUP creamy unsalted peanut butter, at room temperature

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 22 dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses

Directions

  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the brown sugar, sugar, creamy unsalted peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract to a separate bowl. Thoroughly combine the ingredients with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Thoroughly combine everything with your mixer. Then, use your hands to make sure the dough is fully combined.
  • Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop and roll the cookie dough into balls. This recipe makes 20-24 cookies, depending on size. We made 22 cookies. Optional: Roll the balls in sugar or monk fruit. Then, place them on a sheet pan with parchment paper. After that, press the cookie dough balls down with two fingers. Bake the cookies at 375°F for 7-9 minutes.
  • Once the cookies are cooked, carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Let them cool for 8-10 minutes. Then, press a dark chocolate Hershey’s Kiss into the middle of each cookie and enjoy!

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Notes

  • We were able to make 22 cookies and the WW points are per cookie.
  • WW Points™: 3 points per cookie if you make anywhere from 18-24 cookies and if you use a sugar-free sweetener
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

22 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories84
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.7g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%
  • Cholesterol 8mg 3%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.1g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 2.2g
  • Protein 2.5g 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    6 Comments

    1. What is the serving size (how many cookies? Your recipe states “WW Points™: 3 points per serving for 18-24 cookies”! Thank you and keep posting your tasty, healthy and lovely recipes.

      • Hi Vivi, I’m sorry for the confusion. I will fix it in the post. One serving is one cookie, which is 3 points. In the WW app, anywhere from 18-24 cookies was 3 points per cookie. I hope you enjoy!

    2. sharron hubbell

      Any reason why I can’t, or shouldn’t, use PB2 instead of peanut butter?

      • Hi Sharron, for these cookies you will need some peanut butter to mix with the PB2. We have a recipe for peanut butter cookies that are made with PB2. You can put Hershey’s Kisses on top of those once they cool. If you use all PB2 it won’t work because there is no oil in the recipe and the cookies would fall apart. But, definitely check out our other peanut butter cookies made with PB2. You can search for them on our website under “Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free.” https://healthyfoodiegirl.com/amazing-peanut-butter-cookies-gluten-free/ I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy!

    3. Sandy Richards

      Can you show a picture of the peanut butter you used.

      • Hi Sandy, we used the natural creamy unsalted peanut butter from Trader Joe’s. Any natural creamy unsalted peanut butter will work in this recipe. I hope you enjoy, happy holidays!

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