Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you love peanut butter + chocolate, you'll go crazy for these super easy gluten-free cookies! Soft, puffy peanut butter cookie + chocolate kiss = melt in your mouth YUMMY! Recipe updated to include a vegan option too!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Easy, festive and YUMMY!

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Hope you love them!

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In the past year, we have fallen in love with these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Truth: I have never made Peanut Butter Blossoms until this past Winter when I was playing around with my mom’s peanut butter cookie recipe and added chocolate kisses on a whim…OMG, I’ve been missing out all these years!

I mean what’s not to love?

It is a soft and puffy peanut butter cookie, rolled in sugar and topped with a chocolate kiss… melt in your mouth YUMMY!

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And if you like peanut butter and chocolate, you will go crazy for these cookies too!

Plus, I recently made them with a vegan/ dairy free option using melted chocolate and omg, so good!

Essentially a peanut butter chocolate thumbprint cookie!

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And they are super quick and easy to make!

The entire recipe takes less than 30 minutes!

All you need is 11 ingredients, all you probably have in your pantry.

You’ll need:

butter or dairy-free butter

brown sugar

cane sugar

vanilla

egg or flax egg

peanut butter

gluten-free all purpose flour (we use  GF Jules)

baking soda

baking powder

a pinch of salt

chocolate kisses or chocolate chips.

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Back to the Gluten-free Peanut Butter Blossoms…

They are also one of the easiest cookies to make.

It starts with the peanut butter cookie dough (can be made dairy-free, egg-free and vegan).

You bake the cookie first.

Pro Tip: The dough does expand when baking so leave about 2 inches in between the cookies.

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Then once the cookies have finished baking, you press a milk chocolate kiss into the center of the cookie.  That’s it!

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The bottom of the kisses will be a little warm and melty at first which is the best time eat them in my humble opinion 🙂

If making them vegan/ using dairy free chips. you make a small indent using your thumb in the cookie before baking and melt the chocolate using a double boiler while the cookie bakes.

Reinforce the indent and pour in the melted chocolate after baking.

However you make them, we hope you love them as much as we do!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you like peanut butter and chocolate you will go crazy for these gluten-free cookies! It is a soft and puffy peanut butter cookie, rolled in sugar and topped with a chocolate kiss... melt in your mouth YUMMY! Plus they are super quick and easy to make. Cookie can be dairy-free, egg-free and vegan.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Snacks, Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan optional
Keyword: easy gluten-free cookie recipe, gluten-free holiday cookies, gluten-free christmas cookies, gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe, chocolate peanut butter easy desssert, gluten-free peanut butter blossoms
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick dairy free butter or butter softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • scant 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs OR 1 1/2 flax eggs 1 1/2 tablespoon flax seed meal + 3 3/4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter I used Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthum gum** (We used GF Jules flour, ) **NOTE: If using flax egg, use 1 1/4 cups flours**
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Cane sugar for rolling
  • 30-36 chocolate kisses wrapper removed (exact number depends on exact number of cookies or for dairy-free/ vegan optional 1 cups dairy free semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (we like Enjoy Life Foods)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • If you are using flax egg and haven't already made it, in a small bowl mix 1 1/2 tablespoons flaxseed meal with 3 3/4 tablespoons water and let stand for 5 minutes. Mix again before using.
  • Using a stand up mixer or hand mixer, mix butter, sugars and vanilla until well combined and creamy.
  • Add eggs or flax egg and beat thoroughly.
  • Beat in Peanut Butter.
  • In a separate small bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix with a fork. Then add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  • Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll cookies in sugar and place on prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. If making vegan version, gently use your thumb to make a small indentation in the center of the cookie. (just like a thumbprint cookie!)
  • Bake for 8 minutes.* Cookies will be very light brown and puffed. *if you have the time, bake one tray at a time on center rack.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven and lightly press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie, allowing it to crack slightly.
  • If using dairy-free/ vegan option, instead of chocolate kisses, melt chips in a double boiler while cookies bake, then spoon melted chocolate into the center indentation of the cookie. Note, the thumbprint may "close up" a bit during baking, so just gently use your thumb to reinforce the indent if necessary before filling with chocolate.
  • Cool completely, then store in an airtight container. Store well at room temp for a week. Freeze well.
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15 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. 3 stars
    So good! I was pleasantly surprised at the level of sweetness (not too sweet) and the peanut butter and chocolate combo is the best!
    Wanted to give this 5 stars but something wasn’t working right below.

  2. 5 stars
    Made the Peanut Butter Blossoms for my son this Christmas. He’s been GF for about 18 months and finding a decent cookie has been challenging. These were AMAZING. Everyone loved them and no one knew they were GF. Will be making these again. Thank you for sharing your recipes and helping this mama put a smile on her sons face!!

  3. Do you have any suggestions for high altitude baking? We I’m over 9,000 ft and cookies always flatten out but I’m so excited to try this recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    My grandkids and I made these cookies today. Although we made them too big, which we will know better next time; we thought they came out great. Loved them and so easy to make and no one k ew they were gluten free. Your recipes are my number ONE Go To!!!

  5. The dough is not easy to roll into a ball. Very sticky and loose. Should I add more flour or chill first? Smells amazing Can’t wait to bake them.

  6. 4 stars
    I made these and they tasted amazing! My only problem was they are pretty dry and they crumble a bit. I made them again and added some olive oil as the peanut butter I got was pretty dry. But I notice yours are cracked too. Any ideas on how to make them so the dough is not so dry? They still taste great just crumbly. Thanks

    1. If your peanut butter is particularly dry (especially sometimes at the bottom of the jar) it could make the batter drier, but in general it is not a dry batter. It sounds like you might have too much flour perhaps? Be sure you spoon flour in the the measuring cup, then level it with a knife as opposed to scooping it with a measuring cup. With gluten-free baking, measuring is important as too much flour can lead to dry baked goods. Hope that helps!

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