Christmas cookies are a part of many families' holiday traditions. That means a lot of refined sugar, white flour, and butter, so this year I thought I would try to take some of the classics (don't worry I won't touch the sugar cookie) and boost their nutrition. Using my cookie expert friends and family and taste testers, I came up with a few options to remove some of the junk without sacrificing taste. I brought these cookies to a party last Saturday and in addition to getting several requests for the recipe, no one could tell that I have removed have of the sugar and butter, and all of the white flour.
Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut butter (can also use softened butter)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups of oat flour (I put regular oats in food processor and grind until fine)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
dark chocolate kisses
Preheat oven to 350. Cream peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until well combined. Add vanilla and egg. Stir in oat flour and baking soda.
Arrange into 1 inch balls on a parchment lined pan and flatten slightly with fingers. Bake for approximately 10 minutes and immediately place chocolate in the center of cookie.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.