Witness chocolate kissing cookies loaded with nut butter. The combination of nut butter and Hershey’s Kisses chocolate is a match made in cookie heaven. Yes – we love our gluten free Kiss Me cookies (commonly known as Peanut Butter Blossoms)! We have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t share our passion for chocolate. Some of us, Teri included, can not eat peanut butter. This is not a tragedy. There are so many amazing nut butters in the market place. Alternatively, make your own! Megan, at Detoxinista.com, has a great recipe for homemade almond butter. Click the link.
Choose a Kiss
My goodness, there are loads of choices when it comes to choosing your type of Kiss. Hershey’s Kisses range in flavor from the popular favorite, Milk Chocolate, to the exotic Caramel filled kisses. Oh- and don’t forget the Hershey’s Hugs. You may even choose the, “I Do,” Kiss. Dave and Violet prefer the Dark Kisses and Chris and I prefer the Milk Chocolate. Which do you prefer?
Thank you, NYT Cooking (Instagram) for sharing the recipe Peanut Butter Blossoms. You will need a subscription to obtain the recipe from them. We adapted that recipe to create a tasty gluten free version, and opted to use unsalted organic almond butter. Delish! Just an FYI: The original recipe at Hershey’s calls for shortening instead of butter and less sugar. If you would like to reference the recipe from Hershey’s click here.
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An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend is found online at Amazon.com or in a few local grocery stores. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
P.S. Flour Farm gives back. We are committed to bringing healthy food to members of our community. If you are looking for equipment or ingredients used to make this recipe, please consider supporting Flour Farm and 2nd Harvest by clicking on the Amazon Associate links provided below. We donate 50% of the profit made from Amazon purchases to 2nd Harvest, which is a local organization dedicated to feeding our children, our community and helping those in need. You will be sent directly to Amazon.com; we do not store any of your information. Thank you and share the love. – Teri & Dave
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Recipe Inspiration: The Holidays
Photos by DuPree Productions
Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred), Cookie Sheets, Medium/Large Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Whisk, Spatula, Cooling Rack, Unbleached Parchment, Stand Up Mixer with Paddle Attachment or Hand Mixer
Substitutions: Do you need suggestions to swap out an ingredient? Click here.
Before You Dive In – Prep:
- Soften butter
- Bring egg to room temperature
- Prepare nut butter, if using homemade
- Move oven rack to center
Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO, & Organic Ingredients.
- 210g (7.4 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (2 C – 2 tsp)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda (5g)
- 1/2 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (3g) or add more to taste
- 113g (4 oz) Salted Butter (1 stick or 1/2 C)
- 113g (4 oz) Nut Butter of your choice (1/2 C)
- 100g (3.5 oz) Cane Sugar (1/2 C)
- 105g (3.5 oz) Light Brown Sugar, packed (1/2 C)
- 1 L Pasture Raised Egg (50g)
- 1 T Whole Milk (15 ml or .5 oz)
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (5 ml or 4g)
Sugar & Kisses
- One pkg (10 oz) Hershey’s Kisses. Remove the paper and foil for the amount of cookies you make. You will need about 48 Kisses for this recipe if rolling cookies that weigh 15g each.
- 57g (2 oz) Cane or Raw Sugar for rolling – optional (about 1/4 C)
Please read prep note above before you begin, thank you!
Step 1: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl attached to the stand up mixer with paddle, add together softened butter, nut butter and sugars. Cream together using an electric mixer set to medium. Turn mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Step 3: Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium until well blended. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the flour mix. Blend until flour is fully incorporated. Turn off mixer, scrape down sides of the bowl, and cover. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (191 C). Place parchment on baking sheets if using. We do not need parchment with our USA Pan silicone coated cookie sheets.
Step 4: Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into 1″ (2.5 cm) balls. Or weigh each ball to about 15g or .5 oz (this is what we do.) Roll dough balls in sugar or leave them as is and place them 2″ (5 cm) apart on the cookie sheet.
Step 5: Bake cookies for about 6 minutes. Cookies will appear puffy and light brown. Remove from oven and place a Kiss in the center of each cookie. Bake for 2 -3 more minutes or until edges of cookies are a light golden brown.
Step 6: Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan for about 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to continue cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to two days, or freeze for up to a month.
The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using organic, unsalted almond butter, milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses, and omitting the sugar for rolling.
- Category: Cookies
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 90
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 75mg
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 11g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
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