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These peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies are a healthier version of the classic peanut butter blossom cookies. This recipe is a great healthy treat.
Peanut butter blossom cookies are a classic holiday treat. You know the ones I’m talking about, with the Hershey’s kiss perched in the middle of a sugar-coated peanut butter cookie. They’re a classic because they’re delicious. But for me, they’re just too sweet.
This recipe gives the peanut butter blossom cookie a healthy makeover, and I think my version tastes even better than the original.
My husband complains about the original version because you don’t get chocolate in every bite. These peanut butter cookies have a more even distribution of chocolate. They’re also free of gluten and they have less sweetener. I could sit down and eat a whole bunch of them any time of day.
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Swirl
Ingredients for cookies
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter single ingredient: peanuts
- 2 tbs milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Ingredients for chocolate swirl
- 1 tbs melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and set aside.
- In the large bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the milk, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Beat well to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until incorporated.
- Take a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball a little and place it on a cookie sheet. Continue with the remaining dough and bake for 8-9 minutes. Don’t let the cookies get brown or they will come out dry. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- To make the chocolate swirl, melt the coconut oil and the chocolate chips (stovetop or microwave). Drizzle over the cooled peanut butter cookies and let the chocolate set.
Approximate Nutrition Info
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies Price Breakdown
This makes about 3 dozen cookies. The total cost of this recipe is $5.33, or $.15 per cookie. These peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies are much healthier than the traditional peanut butter blossoms, and I don’t think you’ll miss the original version after you taste these.
Try my pumpkin gingerbread bundt cake for another delicious holiday dessert.