August 6, 2016

Vegan, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms. {Recipe}

Pavita's Vegan Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

As much as I’ve always loved baking, I’ve also always had a reputation for being somewhat of a clumsy cook.

In particular, when I first started baking, I always made a big mess when attempting to crack eggs.

My messy “egg-stravaganzas,” in addition to my sister’s recent transition to a vegan diet, inspired me to explore alternatives for eggs in baking. My fascination with the chemistry of baking and the interaction of ingredients drove me to experiment with different egg-free vegan recipes.

These luscious, creamy, vegan, gluten-free peanut butter blossoms are the result of one such experiment. This recipe is easy! And the best part is that no one can tell the difference between these cookies and non-vegan, non-gluten-free cookies.

You will need:


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by mixing one tablespoon of egg replacer with three tablespoons of water. Stir thoroughly.

Then mix the 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of brown sugar and your egg substitute thoroughly until you have cookie dough.

Grab a spoonful of cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place the cookie dough ball on your cookie sheet. Flatten the cookie dough ball with a fork, creating a criss-cross pattern.

Repeat this process until you have used all the cookie dough.

Once the oven is preheated, place the cookie sheet in the oven for 9-10 minutes.

While the cookies are baking, unwrap as many dark chocolate kisses as you have cookies.

After 9-10 minutes, carefully remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Immediately press one dark chocolate kiss into each cookie. Let cool for 3-5 minutes.

These cookies might make you the most popular TA in your graduate program and/or the hostess with the mostess!



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Author: Pavita Singh

Image: Author’s own

Editor: Caitlin Oriel


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debbiethillman52 Dec 22, 2018 7:35am

Hello I noticed in this recipe for vegan gf Pb blossoms. They listed dark chocolate Hershey kisses in the ingredients. To those that are vegan baking these, the kisses are not vegan. They contain cocoa butter and milk fat. So be sure and read ingredients on these products. I will be making the chocolate center, using vegan morsels. I fill silicone little button molds. Chill till hard and pop them out. Be sure to use the small molds. Med or large are too big. These work well for Pb blossoms.

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Pavita Singh

Pavita Singh—like Audrey Hepburn—believes in pink, in laughing, in kissing (a lot), and in miracles. She is a recent graduate of Yale University, where she received her Master of Public Health. Her passions include mental health, youth development, education, empowerment of girls and women, reproductive health, and creative arts. Presently, she works at a startup called Konversai and a nonprofit called Girls Health Ed. She also has her own editing business called pavEDITa. Pavita has traveled in 29 countries and counting, and she is excited to continue her explorational journey. She enjoys yoga, puzzles, painting, reading and writing, cooking and baking, spending time with her family and friends, and telling funny stories. Connect with Pavita on Facebook!