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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

 These classic Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are soft peanut butter gluten free cookies topped with a Hershey’s kiss. Peanut butter and chocolate, so deliciously perfect.

These gluten free peanut butter blossoms are a staple dessert during the Christmas season and are everyone’s favorite cookie! They’re easy to make and perfect for gifting! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free cookie recipes | homemade food gifts | peanut butter cookies | easy gluten free dessert recipes | homemade cookies | #peanutbutter #chocolate #baking #cookierecipes #christmascookies #glutenfree #glutenfreecookies #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreerecipes

photos updated November 2017

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 favorite gluten free cookies: the Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms.

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 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms.

Peanut Butter Blossoms are loved by many, many people. There’s just something about this gluten free dessert 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 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.

These gluten free peanut butter blossoms are a staple dessert during the Christmas season and are everyone’s favorite cookie! They’re easy to make and perfect for gifting! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free cookie recipes | homemade food gifts | peanut butter cookies | easy gluten free dessert recipes | homemade cookies | #peanutbutter #chocolate #baking #cookierecipes #christmascookies #glutenfree #glutenfreecookies #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreerecipes

They’d last months. Now that Adam isn’t eating gluten, I’ve decided it was time to start making him some gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies.

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. Oh and if you’re looking for a cookie without the chocolate, try my gluten free peanut butter cookies. Enjoy!

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make these cookies! You can also watch the video on Facebook where you can easily share it!

TIP: Roll these in granulated sugar before baking!

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These gluten free peanut butter blossoms are a staple dessert during the Christmas season and are everyone’s favorite cookie! They’re easy to make and perfect for gifting! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free cookie recipes | homemade food gifts | peanut butter cookies | easy gluten free dessert recipes | homemade cookies | #peanutbutter #chocolate #baking #cookierecipes #christmascookies #glutenfree #glutenfreecookies #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreerecipes

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

Yield: 36 peanut butter blossoms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These classic Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are soft peanut butter gluten free cookies topped with a Hershey’s kiss. Peanut butter and chocolate, so deliciously perfect.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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


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You can also get the full gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies recipe on Food Fanatic where I am a regular contributor.

These gluten free peanut butter blossoms are a staple dessert during the Christmas season and are everyone’s favorite cookie! They’re easy to make and perfect for gifting! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free cookie recipes | homemade food gifts | peanut butter cookies | easy gluten free dessert recipes | homemade cookies | #peanutbutter #chocolate #baking #cookierecipes #christmascookies #glutenfree #glutenfreecookies #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreerecipes

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Kathy

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Look so good! Can you roll the dough in sugar before baking (like traditional peanut butter blossoms)?

Linda Tanzini

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Shay: I bake your peanut butter blossoms every christmas! The one thing I do differently is instead of rolling in sugar I add mini chocolate chips to dough Just something a little different but either way they're delicious, Linda

Diane

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

I can't wait to try these! We're new to gluten-free and hear the brand of flour means a lot in baking--any suggestions that won't break the bank? I have Bob's Red Mill right now. I like making peanut butter blossoms smaller with a chocolate chip on top ;-).

Brooke

Saturday 21st of December 2019

For the brown sugar: is that packed, or no?

Shay

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Yes it is!

Kara Harrison

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Bob's Red Mill flour is what I use. It is a gluten free brand that already has xanthan gum in it. Most grocery stores carry the small bags. Larger bags are available at Sprouts.

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