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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (Gluten-Free)

All peanut butter chocolate lovers have to try these peanut butter kiss cookies (peanut butter blossoms.)  They are wonderfully satisfying and happen to be gluten-free.  

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Peanut butter kiss cookies (peanut butter blossoms) are a delicious classic

These last few years, we’ve gone nutty over peanut butter.  Our pantry is sure to be well stocked with PB galore.  I could operate a peanut butter stand.  We’ve got all-natural PB, creamy PB, chunky PB, extra-chunky PB, and honey PB. What’ll you have?

Not to mention, peanut butter makes amazing gluten-free cookies. It’s great to be able to bake up chewy cookies that are gluten-free for my friends who would otherwise be denied their share.  I’ve made these always-a-hit Flourless Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies, which gets devoured down to the last crumb.  And these Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, which I unabashedly serve as breakfast cookies.

When I wanted cookies highly worthy of popping your mouth at social gatherings, out came these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, often referred to as Peanut Butter Blossoms…

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Peanut Butter Blossoms need Only 7 ingredients

These cute little cookies are totally, highly, and fully addictive.  They can be made bigger or smaller, but smaller ones are super cute. Kids and grown-ups snatch these up on any cookie tray.  In fact, they’re often the first ones to go.  They simply appear pop-in-your-mouth delectable.  And they are.

These are especially handy if you happen to buy Hershey’s Kisses and other such chocolates on sale when shopping for milk at Target.  I know things. While you’re at it, you’ll need the following list of ingredients (most of which you likely already have in your pantry.)

  • creamy peanut butter – the best kind to use here is just plain regular creamy PB. To ensure the texture comes out right, skip the kind that needs to be stirred.
  • granulated sugar
  • fresh light brown sugar (it’s important to make sure your brown sugar is fresh and hasn’t lost any of its moisture from sitting in the pantry too long.)
  • large egg
  • table salt
  • pure vanilla extract
  • Hershey’s Kisses

With these flourless peanut butter kiss cookies, we happily get our chocolate fix, chewy cookie fix, and a happy dose of protein. Healthy-ish?

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Peanut butter kiss cookies freeze beautifully

Oh, and of course my favorite part about these cookies — the dough freezes beautifully.  You can always count on my freezer having some kind of cookie dough ready to bake.  Cookie emergencies pop up often around here.  I love being able to serve up freshly baked cookies within a moment’s notice.

Here’s to creating chocolatey, protein packed, and sweet moments.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (GF)

5 from 2 reviews

These Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are super easy to make! They’re fun, cute, and taste fantastic. Chewy, soft, and popular at every gathering you bring them to.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except for the Kisses. Stir to combine well. Press dough together into a ball, wrap tightly, and chill in fridge 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, with rack on lower middle. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar to coat. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Lightly depress each dough ball (they won’t spread much in the oven.)
  4. Bake 7 minutes or until lightly golden but still very soft. Do not overbake. Once removed from oven, gently press a Kiss into the center of each warm cookie. Cool about a minute on cookie sheet, and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. *Keep cookies in airtight container at room temp to preserve softness.

Notes

Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Baked cookies can be frozen in airtight container for 1-2 weeks. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 19.5 g
  • Sodium: 148.6 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.2 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5 mg
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Here are those now-famous Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies; amazing chewyiness and flavor.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the breakfast-worthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies that happen to be flour-free as well.

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

And yeah, when you are really looking to impress some gluten-free guests, look no further than this phenomenal Flourless Chocolate Cake.  I could eat this every day.

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