Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are gorgeous gluten free cookies topped with a chocolate candy kiss. A new twist on the iconic...

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Let's just start by saying this; Santa will be very pleased this year. And by Santa, you know what I mean. I’ve made his all-time favorites, the peanut butter blossom cookies.

My daughter, Kelsey, and I have already gotten a head start on our Christmas baking. We started with some double chocolate thumbprint cookies last week and then moved on to these little gems. And by gems, you know I mean these perfect little peanut butter blossoms.

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These iconic cookies are loved by many, many people. There’s just something about them that’s so addictingly good. Maybe it’s the peanut butter, maybe it’s the chocolate. Maybe it’s the chocolate peanut butter combination that everyone craves. Whatever it is, it’s just downright delicious. It’s the perfect bite in one compact little cookie. Cookie perfection.

In all the years that my husband, Adam, and I have been together, I never really made peanut butter blossoms for him. Maybe once? His mom makes a million (literally, a million) of them every year at Christmas and gives him a HUGE bag of them. And by huge, I mean one of those Ziploc bags that are the size of pillow. I wish I was kidding. They’d last months. Now that Adam isn’t eating gluten, I’ve decided it was time to start making him some of his favorite cookies that he could actually eat.

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The gluten-free version was an absolute hit. Adam claims they’re better than any peanut butter blossom he’s ever had (aww) and I have to agree! The cookie is so, so soft and tender and has such an amazing peanut butter taste. They’re really good. Nobody would be able to tell they were gluten-free unless you told them. They probably won’t believe you either.

These gluten-free peanut butter blossoms were supposed to be given out for gifts this year but I doubt we’ll be giving many away. Adam has already eaten his fair share. Hopefully he’ll save a few for Santa.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe

      36 Servings


  • 1 1/4 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs, Room temperature
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 36 Chocolate Kisses


  1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Mix into the butter mixture until combined. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour or up to 48 hours. Un-wrap chocolate kisses while dough is chilling.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat. Scoop 1 ½ tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Place a chocolate kiss on each cookie immediately after removing cookies from the oven. Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet until moving to a cooling rack.


  • I used a heaping OXO small scoop to portion the cookie dough.


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Gluten Free
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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 60
Calories 142

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 43mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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