The Ultimate Gluten-Free Cookies – Peanut Butter Blossoms

gluten free peanut butter blossoms

These gluten free cookies (Peanut Butter Blossoms) are pretty standard fare at holiday cookie exchanges for good reason–they are quick to make and absolutely delicious. In the realm of baking, certain treats hold a special place in our hearts – they evoke memories of childhood, family gatherings, and the simple pleasures of life. With its irresistible combination of nutty goodness and a chocolatey kiss in the middle, these cookies have graced countless kitchens and brought smiles to faces of all ages.

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Images and recipe card updated 8/17/23

A Peanut Butter Obsession

When my husband and I first started dating, I quickly learned that in his family peanut butter was a food group. He ate it by the spoonful for a snack, spread it on apple slices, toast, and French Toast with abandon. He even made peanut butter and bacon sandwiches (which I realized are actually very good, some years later when I was brave enough to try one).

After our kids were born, I came to understand just how valuable a tool peanut butter was…it was cheap, filling and caloric. And once my offspring reached toddlerhood, I too started smearing it on their French Toast, in hopes that they would stay full just a wee bit longer.  Predictably, they love peanut butter as much as their dad does…especially peanut butter cookies.

These Peanut Butter Blossoms are absolutely rich and delicious and one of our favorite holiday gluten free cookies. While they seem a bit fragile when they are hot from the oven, as they cool, they firm up significantly. Their texture is crisp and sandy and they are as scrumptious as any peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had–actually I think they taste better.

gluten free peanut butter blossoms
Gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies

Savoring Tradition with Gluten Free Cookies – Peanut Butter Blossoms

In a world that’s always moving forward, the comfort of tradition and nostalgia holds a special place. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms remind us of the simple pleasures in life – the joy of baking, the warmth of connection, and the delight of enjoying a timeless treat. So, whether you’re baking them as a family tradition or discovering them for the first time, let this gluten free cookie recipe be a sweet reminder of the beauty in the everyday moments.

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gluten free peanut butter blossoms on a cooling rack

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

Alison Needham
These gluten-free peanut butter cookies are light and sandy, yet rich and chocolatey. Bring them to your next holiday cookie exchange, or make them for an after-school treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 234 kcal


  • cookie sheets



  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat peanut butter with sugars, eggs, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Measure out a tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands (or use a small cookie scoop). Place dough balls a few inches apart on the cookie sheets. Press a Hershey's Kiss into the middle of each ball of dough. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookie is lightly golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling completely. Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword christmas cookies, Gluten Free Cookies, gluten free peanut butter blossoms, gluten free peanut butter cookies, hershey’s kisses, holiday cookies, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies
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  1. Just wondering if you have tried these with chunky almond butter maybe. My brother can’t eat peanut butter. Thanks

    1. I haven’t tried it with almond butter, but I’m sure it would be delicious. If you do try it, let me know how it goes!

  2. James Powers says:

    Tried them tonight, another triumph Alison.

  3. THESE ARE VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. These cookies are always a big hit with us! Thank you for the recipes!
    Your website is a life-saver!!!

    Happy Holidays!


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