Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms


Peanut butter blossoms have always been a favorite at our house.  My mother in-law always makes them at Christmas time, she’s such a great baker.  I wanted to give them a try this year and see if her recipe could be made gluten free and guess what?  It’s awesome!  I hope that if they are a cookie you miss and would like to try again in a gluten free version you’ll give this recipe a try.

Peanut butter blossoms:

1 3/4  -cup sifted gluten free flour

1 1/2 tsp. of xanthan gum

1 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 –tsp. Salt

1/2- cup shortening

1/2- cup peanut butter

1/2-cup sugar

1/2- cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp. Milk

1 tsp. Gluten free vanilla

Hershey kisses


Preheat oven to 375 F Sift together first 4 ingredients.  In a separate bowl, cream together rest of ingredients very well.  Gradually add flour mixture.  Roll dough into balls then roll in white sugar.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until cookies start to crack.  Remove from oven then place Hershey kiss on top of each cookie, pushing down.  Bake for 2 more minutes.  Place on cooling racks, once cooled place in an airtight container.

2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. Was this the recipe you used at church cookie sale today minus kisses? If not can you send me the recipe for peanut butter cookies. They were excellent!

    • Hi Nancy, I didn’t make cookies this time for the church cookie sale. They do make amazing cookies. I have a peanut butter blossom recipe on the blog that is tweaked ( to make it GF) from my mother in-laws recipe and that is the one they use. Hope that helps.

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