This nut-free holiday cookie recipe and post is sponsored by Harris Teeter and their #SeasonsEatings Pin to Win Promotion. All thoughts, opinions, and content are my own.
If you have been around me at all in the past two years, you know that I spin out exceptionally quickly when it comes to the subject of peanuts and tree nuts and the stress I constantly endure because of our youngest son’s allergy. Incessant fear that someone will forget and accidentally put peanut butter crackers in a lunch box or that another child will have had peanut butter toast for breakfast and have some leftover on hands that will later touch something my child touches at school. Eating out is a crap shoot. You just never know if people are absolutely sure what’s in the kitchen. Trusting that they aren’t mistaken is a leap of faith every single time.
Dealing with people who think it’s an imaginary affliction or who just plain old don’t care are the worst. Trust me on this, though, I will start yelling real crazy and take off my earrings if you try and challenge me on it. Something as stupid as a peanut could kill my kid. Be a pal and help a sister out by not exposing him to it.
I’d like to add the biggest, warmest, most giant shout out for the solid that so many of my son’s teachers, classmates and their parents, friends, and family members who continue in assisting in keeping him safe. It is a good feeling to know that so many care enough to go out of their way to help him.
And because I miss them, but I would miss my son more, I present my version of a holiday favorite, peanut butter kisses. Butcept this recipe uses Sun Butter and they are just as good and completely nut free.
If you’d like to make these bad boys, all of the ingredients are available at Harris Teeter. If you’d like to mix them up in your very own KitchenAid mixer, purchase them with a $250 Harris Teeter gift card and carry it all around in a HT Traders basket full of goodies, you should enter the Pin To Win contest outlined below.
As a token of appreciation for taking the time to enter the Harris Teeter #SeasonsEatings Pinterest contest, I’m offering a $25 Harris Teeter gift card exclusively to readers of Southern Spark. For a little inspiration, you can take a look at my #SeasonsEatings board here. After you enter the Harris Teeter contest, share the link to your #SeasonsEatings Holiday Food board in the comments of this post. A winner will be randomly selected on December 12, 2013, after 5pm.
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup SunButter®
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag Hershey Kisses
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Sift together flour, salt and soda
- In a separate, large bowl, cream together shortening and SunButter
- Add sugars
- Add egg white and vanilla
- Mix in dry ingredients.
- Use a tablespoon or a truffle scoop to create round dough balls
- Roll in sugar and place on baking sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Top with chocolate candy kisses and press down gently