Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I recently made some Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss cookies. My daughter had a birthday at school and she mentioned some of the teachers and students were gluten free.


So I decided to make some cookies everyone could enjoy and it’s so easy with peanut butter cookies. They don’t need flour so they are easier to make a gluten free version rather than a packaged version that does use flour. Check to make sure there are no peanut allergies before you bring to school. 


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

With all my recent baking this one is quick and easy and you can do so many variations with this base cookie. For 4th of July, I rolled them in Red White and Blue sprinkles which you could also do at Christmas with red and green, or Red sprinkles for Valentine’s day. I think you get the point.

I was going to use regular Hershey’s kisses, but the store was out of them and they had dark kisses or hugs. I opted to go with the hugs because I love White Chocolate.

Tips for Making Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

The trick to making these cookies is getting the kiss into the cookie without it melting, although some were still pretty even after that melted and also not letting the cookie cool too much before putting them in or they will break. You may need to try a few to get the timing down, but basically, I waited for about 3 – 4 minutes, put the kisses in and then put the tray in the refrigerator.

These cookies need to dry completely before you take them off the tray or they will crumble. I had no trouble with mine and they all came out great except a few that the kiss melted half way, but it still looked good.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Hershey Hugs

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These peanut butter cookies don’t need flour so they are easier to make a gluten free version rather than a packaged version that does use flour. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free cookies, gluten free peanut butter cookies, peanut butter blossoms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 80kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Hersheys Kisses


  • Heat over to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  • Using a 1 inch cookie ball scoop get a rounded scoop and place on a cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and let cool for a few minutes and then place unwrapped kiss in middle pressing lightly as to not break cookie.


Make sure and check for any allergies when baking for friends. These might be gluten-free but do contain peanuts!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies on white plate


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  1. This sounds and looks delicious! We have a family friend who is only able to eat gluten free and I always struggle with finding a tasty recipe to send treats their way. Pinning and going to give this recipe a try 🙂

  2. YUM! My daughter is gluten-free and would enjoy being able to eat the cookies that “everyone else” eats! I’m pinning this recipe so I can be sure to have it handy. I found you through Motivation Monday and am now following. 🙂

  3. Hi I’m popping over from How To Get Organized At Home: Monday Madness and wanted to say thank you for sharing, these look heavenly I am making these this week! Thanks again for sharing!

  4. I am always looking for recipes that ar gluten free. These look really good and I’m glad you share your recipe!

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