Peanut Butter Blossoms


Was anyone else OBSESSED with peanut butter blossoms growing up? Something about biting into that crunchy chocolate on top of a chewy, sugary peanut butter cookie…

For the veganized version of these, you’ll need:

Vegetable shortening

Peanut butter

Brown sugar


Vanilla (this is the brand we use – it’s a good deal!)

Flour, salt, & baking soda

Chocolate chips (these are vegan!)

That’s it! They’re so easy and taste just like the cookies we all grew up eating.

To get that classic peanut butter blossom feel, you just press into the dough with a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon, then press into the dough again post-baking:

And finally pour in dollops of melted chocolate!

So easy and so tasty!

Check out some other cookie recipes:

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

A veganized version of our favorite childhood cookies. Peanut butter blossoms that are so good you won't believe they're vegan!
Course Dessert


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (+1/4 cup for rolling) sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until creamy.
  • Add the milk and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Fold until combined.
  • Roll tablespoons of dough into the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and place on the baking sheet.
  • Press into the centers of the dough balls with a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes, until golden. Once you remove the cookies, use the measuring spoon to press into the centers again.
  • Microwave the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until melted.
  • Place a dollop of chocolate into each divot and refrigerate or freeze until set. Enjoy!
Keyword cookie dough, cookies, dessert, peanut, peanutbutter, plantbased, sweet, sweets, sweettooth, vegan

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    • Tara
    • December 24, 2018

    I was so excited to find this recipe, because Kiss Cookies are as much a part of Christmas in my family as the tree! This is my first Christmas vegan, too. These came out great! I was a little worried when the dough was a bit crumbly, but the cookies held together. They’re crunchy on the outside and a little chewy on the inside and taste very similar to the original, perhaps a little less sweet, but I used a lot of chocolate (I ended up needing to melt more after the initial 1 cup), so that evened them out. And it makes a lot of cookies, too. Great recipe!

    1. Reply

      Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

    • Caroline
    • February 12, 2020

    These cookies have transformed our holiday dessert table! Everyone loves them, they disappear in seconds! The ask for the great recipe!

    • J
    • February 12, 2020

    I would love to try this recipe one day. I absolutely LOVE PB and chocolate together.

    • Sahar
    • February 12, 2020

    I’ve had my eye on these to make I just can never find the time since having a wild little toddler! One day though ?

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