Sunday, September 29, 2013

White Chocolate Maple Acorn Cookies (Peanut Allergy Safe!)

I love to make these cute cookies from Nutter Butter Bites and Hershey's Kisses, but I realized last year that one of my husbands cousins actually can't get anywhere near them because of his severe peanut allergy. In honor of his cousin, and adults and kids everywhere with peanut allergies, I wanted to create a delicious alternative acorn cookie recipe that is just as cute, but peanut allergy safe, and her is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy!

What you need
2/3 cups butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3oz melted real white chocolate + 1oz. 

What you do
Cream the butter and sugar. Add syrup, vanilla, and eggs, and mix well. 
Mix dry ingredients, then add to wet ingredients and stir. 
Add 3oz of white chocolate. 
Roll out dough. Use a cookie cutter or other kitchen tool to cut out small circles. 
Make lines in the dough with a fork. 
Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until beginning to brown. 
Allow to cool. 
Melt remaining oz of white chocolate and spread on non fork marked side of cookies. Stick one Hershey's kiss to each acorn. 
If desired, add peanut allergy safe mini chocolate chips to tops of cookies as stems!

My tips
Check all labels to make sure all ingredients are peanut allergy safe. This list is a great resource, but always check ingredient lists and allergen warnings, and contact manufacturers if in doubt to ensure they haven't changed their manufacturing processes.

This recipe has been entered into the Safest Choice Eggs recipe contest hosted on Bakeaholic Mama and Buns In My Oven.

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