Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms – Fit Foodie Finds


These flourless peanut butter blossoms are one of our favorite recipes. The cookie dough itself is made with only peanut butter, brown sugar, an egg, and vanilla extract. A simple, flourless dough for a delicious cookie.

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on a plate.

Peanut butter cookies are our all-time favorite! Lee’s mom is a genie when it comes to making peanut butter cookies, ask anyone in the family. We make them all year round and around Christmas time, we stick a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle for a little extra love.

These flourless peanut butter cookies are an ode to Mama Kay’s flourless cookies. They are easy to whip together and taste amazing. If you like these cookies, you’ll have to try out our other flourless peanut butter cookies, peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

What is in Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms?

These gluten-free peanut butter blossoms are made with peanut butter, brown sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla extract. The dough sits to hydrate and then you roll each ball in turbinado for sweetness and crunch. The Hershey Kiss is the last ingredient, don’t forget it!

PS: try our classic peanut butter kiss cookies recipe!

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The ingredients for a recipe for peanut butter cookies.The ingredients for a recipe for peanut butter cookies.

Variations + Substitutions

There are few ingredients in these cookies, so there aren’t a ton of substitutions or variations. You can replace the peanut butter with a different type of nut butter, just remember the flavor will change based on what nut butter is used.

If you are short on Hershey Kisses you can fold chocolate chips or M&Ms into the cookies instead.

If you don’t love chocolate, skip the Hershey kisses altogether!

A person holding a hand mixer over a bowl of peanut butter.A person holding a hand mixer over a bowl of peanut butter.

Tips for Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Be sure to let the cookie dough sit in the refrigerator to allow the flour to hydrate.
  • These cookies are flourless so they will have a bit of a different texture compared to regular peanut butter blossoms. 
  • The Hershey kisses are added to the cookies and baked again for a few moments so the Hershey kisses melt into the cookie a bit. 
  • These cookies are excellent frozen for later. 
Easter egg cookies on a white plate.Easter egg cookies on a white plate.

Storage + Freezer Instructions

Let these cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. Be sure that the Hershey Kisses have hardened completely before stacking the cookies or they may get smashed.

Freezing instructions: Once the cookies have cooled place them into a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Peanut butter cookies on a plate with a bite taken out of them.Peanut butter cookies on a plate with a bite taken out of them.

What to Serve with Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms

These cookies are best served alongside other delicious cookies. We recommend pairing these with soft gingerbread cookies, maple sugar cookies, or chocolate crinkle cookies.

 

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.

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