Peanut Butter Blossoms
Growing up, baking cookies for Christmas was an established tradition by my grandmother and me. We used to bake a specific kind of sugar cookies and then decorate them with fun stuff like edible glitter and chocolate lentils. When I was older, the tradition continued with friends. During the month of December, a couple of my girlfriends and I would meet at one of our homes and bake the afternoon away, making about 3-4 batches of our favorite cookies.
Nowadays, I am still an avid cookie eater during the Holidays, but I have been researching some healthier options. I still love to indulge and don’t believe in depriving myself of anything I like, but I do prefer to have a healthier alternative here and there. So today I’d like to share a recipe that I discovered from Tone It Up, a fitness community for women who I have been a part of for several years now.
The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and is quickly made, two things I am a big advocate for as I personally don’t enjoy standing in the kitchen for hours and hours.
LIST OF INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Scoops Vanilla Protein
¼ Cup Egg Whites
1 Tea Spoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
18 Chocolate Kisses
Coconut Oil Spray
STEP #1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
STEP #2: Combine all ingredients, except the chocolate kisses, in a large bowl and stir.
STEP #3: Form one tablespoon sized balls and put them on a cookie sheet greased with coconut oil.
STEP #4: Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes. Once you removed the cookies from the oven and let them cool for a couple minutes, press one chocolate kiss onto each cookie.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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Anne-Kathrin Schulte, is a contributor for CaliforniaGermans.com. She writes about her personal experience of the American Dream as well as on working as an au pair in CA. She was born and grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she completed her degree as a state-approved Kindergarten teacher. After her au pair engagement in the US and a quick return to Germany, she decided to attend university in California and moved back to the United States. She has been living in Southern California since 2011.
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