Go as big on this tray as your imagination will take you! Besides my crowd-pleasing Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, everything else on the tray can be picked up from a store.
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Since these classic holiday cookies are SO good (and they’re the only cookie my daughter, Phoebe, likes), I make them year-round. You can make these vegan by swapping the regular butter for plant butter and opting for an egg replacer. Agave syrup can replace the honey as well. I haven’t found the perfect replacement for the Hershey’s Kisses, but you can use a large chocolate chip in the center in- stead. I like the combination of all-purpose and whole wheat % our because it provides the right amount of tenderness while also adding whole grain goodness.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup sugar for rolling
- 15 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2.Using a hand mixer, cream the butter in a medium bowl. Add the peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla, and mix again on medium.
3.In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for about 20 minutes, until firm.
4.Place the sugar in a small bowl; set aside. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time. Roll the dough into balls and then gently roll the balls of dough in the sugar. Place on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
5.Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until the tops of the cookies are cracked. Remove from oven and press Kisses (or chocolate chips) into the centers of the cookies. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy.
Once your cookies are done, take out your favorite tray and serve up all your favorite holiday treats. This snack tray includes, cookies, fudge, peppermint bark, and heath bars. The best part about making a snack tray is being able to customize it to fit your family’s taste. Once all the sweets are placed on the tray the way you would like, be sure to put on some festive pajamas and enjoy your creation!
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