Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunbutter Cookies with Hershey Kisses

This is my peanut butter recipe - all I did was change out the peanut butter for Sun butter (sunflower seed spread) as we have SEVERE peanut allergies here. .. so if you eat peanut butter - just use peanut butter! *grin*

375*F oven; 10 minutes; 36 cookies

1/2 cup butter, salted. (if unsalted butter is used, then add 1/4 t salt)
1/2 cup sunbutter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (can convert easily to gluten free - just use 'safe' flour blend and add 1/4 t xanthan gum)

sugar in a bowl.
36 hershey kisses, unwrapped (make sure you have a few extra as your helpers are gonna eat some as they unwrap them!)

mix ingredients together, adding one at a time in order given.
roll dough into 1" balls and then coat the dough ball in sugar. (my kids LOVE making these kinds of cookies! - but be warned, you will be cleaning granulated sugar off of pretty much every single surface in your kitchen. . .I have no idea how they do it, but they sure do get everything gritty!)

then put the dough ball on a cookie sheet.

AS SOON as the cookies come out of oven, stick a hershey kiss in the center of each cookie, pushing the kiss in a bit to stick after it cools. then patiently wait for the cookies to cool before you eat them. *grin* (good luck with that, my kids never wait for the first cookies to cool - they love nibbling and blowing on them fresh from the oven, holding a washcloth as a hot pad on their hands to protect from burning. .. )

seriously, this is another very easy cookie that's guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, whether you use peanut butter or sunbutter. And from my tests of my neighbors, they say you cannot tell the difference between sunbutter and peanut butter desserts. Me, I think you can tell a difference, but I'm hard core peanut fan. . .and I miss peanut!! but this tastes close enough to satisfy those taste buds. .. .

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