Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are a flourless peanut butter blossoms recipe with only a few simple ingredients.  They’re the perfect gluten free Christmas cookies!

I feel like the bottom has fallen out of December!  I had a handle on everything at the beginning of the month, then my husband and I left town for a few days.  When we returned, I felt behind on everything and I’ve been playing catch-up ever since.

I love getting away, but trying to get caught up can be so difficult.  Especially this time of year!

One thing I’ve been getting caught up on is my holiday baking, and it all started with these gluten free peanut butter blossoms.  I made them last year and loved them, so I knew I had to share the recipe with you this year.

There’s peanut butter and dark chocolate involved, so what’s not to love? 🙂

gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies stacked on a white plate

I used to make classic peanut butter blossom cookies, but since I’m eating less wheat, I decided to make them flourless.  I adapted this recipe from my favorite flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and they turned out perfectly!

These cookies are soft with a slightly chewy sugar-coated exterior.  They have big peanut butter flavor and a mild sweetness that’s perfectly complimented with the dark chocolate kiss.

They’re perfect for your holiday cookie tray!

Peanut butter kiss cookies ingredients

gluten free peanut butter blossoms on a baking sheet

There are only 7 simple ingredients in these gluten free Christmas cookies!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • peanut butter (I used natural)
  • sugar
  • egg
  • baking soda
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • dark chocolate kiss candies

What type of peanut butter is best for peanut butter cookies?

I prefer using organic natural peanut butter with no hydrogenated oils or added sugar.  Since the peanut butter is the main ingredient in these cookies, quality counts.

Crunchy or creamy peanut butter both work well in this recipe!

How to make gluten free peanut butter blossoms

This recipe is extremely easy to make, and comes together in mere minutes.  You’ll have homemade cookies in 30 minutes or less from start to finish!

  • Place the peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, vanilla extract and sea salt in a large bowl and beat well to combine.  
  • Using a 1 1/2″ cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and roll it into balls.  
  • Roll each ball in the granulated sugar until well coated.

gluten free peanut butter blossoms process collage 1

  • Place each cookie dough ball on a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten slightly as the cookies will not spread.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

gluten free peanut butter blossoms process collage 2

  • While the cookies bake, unwrap the chocolate kisses.
  • Remove the baked cookies from heat and place on a wire rack.  Immediately press one chocolate kiss into the center gently. 
  • The chocolate kisses will soften over the hot cookies, but they will not melt.  Allow to cool completely on a wire rack, or place in the refrigerator for a bit to speed up the cooling process.

gluten free peanut butter blossoms process collage 3

How to store peanut butter blossom cookies

Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Peanut butter blossom cookie recipe tips and substitutions

  • The dark chocolate kisses will soften once they’re placed over the hot cookie and will take a while to cool. If you’d like to speed up the cooling process, refrigerate the cookies until the kisses have hardened.
  • Store cookies at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
  • I used coconut sugar in this recipe, but it can be substituted with your choice of sweetener.
  • Cookies easily fit into a paleo or keto diet. Simply use sweetener and chocolate that are appropriate for those diets.

Hungry for more cookies?  See all of my Cookie recipes.

More gluten free cookies:

Chocolate dipped almond horn cookies

Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons

Flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies by Meaningful Eats

Greek almond cookies

No bake chocolate peanut putter oatmeal cookies

Red velvet macarons

 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

Yield: 15 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are a flourless peanut butter blossoms recipe with only a few simple ingredients.  They're the perfect gluten free Christmas cookies!

gluten free peanut butter blossoms on white plate with kisses

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown coconut sugar or your favorite sweetener
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • (15) dark chocolate kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda and sea salt until well combined.
  3. Place the 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Scoop the dough using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop and roll into balls. Roll each ball in the granulated sugar, and place at least 1" apart on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly as they will not spread.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and place the baking sheet on a wire rack. Top each cookie with a chocolate kiss, pressing down gently. Cool completely on the wire rack.
  5. Serve the cooled cookies and enjoy!

Notes

  • I prefer to use organic natural peanut butter with no hydrogenated oil or sweetener for this recipe. Use the brand that you prefer, however, and crunchy or creamy peanut butter work well!
  • The dark chocolate kisses will soften once they're placed over the hot cookie and will take a while to cool. If you'd like to speed up the cooling process, refrigerate the cookies until the kisses have hardened.
  • Store cookies at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
  • Cookies easily fit into a paleo or keto diet. Simply use sweetener and chocolate that are appropriate for those diets.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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