Peanut Blossom Cookies

The perfect peanut butter cookie, dusted with sugar and sealed with a kiss.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

TIme: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1¼ cup) whole wheat flour
  • 60 g (½ cup) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 130 g (½ cup) peanut butter
  • 65 g (⅓ cup) caster sugar
  • 110 g (½ cup) light brown sugar, packed
  • 55 g (¼ cup) butter spread
  • 55 g (¼ cup) Butter, softened
  • 50 g (¼ cup) caster sugar, for dusting
  • 22 chocolate candy kisses

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flours, bicarbonate of soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Place eggs, vanilla, peanut butter, sugars, butter spread, and butter into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 40 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  7. Add the mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well to incorporate.
  8. Using a 4 cm (1½-inch) thick scoop, shape dough into round balls. Roll the balls into 50g (¼ cup) of sugar, and place 5 cm (2 inches) apart onto ungreased baking trays.
  9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very light golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Remove to cooling racks.

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