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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

If you love the peanut butter and chocolate combo, you are going to LOVE love love this chocolate kiss cookie recipe.

These soft, chewy peanut butter cookies topped with chocolate kisses melt in your mouth.

Peanut butter cookies with a softened homemade chocolate kiss in the middle next to a glass of dairy free milk

Chocolate Kiss Cookies (aka Peanut Butter Blossoms) were one of my favorite cookies growing up. It seemed these were at every family gathering, church potluck, and on the dessert table of any other party. Having always enjoyed the peanut butter and chocolate combo, I found these cookies hard to resist.

Obviously, these were one of my favorites I had to say goodbye to when I started eating gluten and dairy free.

However, once I discovered the chocolate kiss mold my life became an even happier place. And now that I can make my own dairy free kisses, I can make these iconic favorite cookies again.

Now we can all enjoy these addictive chocolate kiss cookies.

A baking sheet pan full of peanut butter sugar cookies with soft chocolate kisses on them
Can you believe these are gluten and dairy free?!

This recipe comes together rather effortlessly. But it does require planning ahead, however these really are a fuss-free cookie.

First, you'll need to have dairy free chocolate kisses on hand. I typically prepare a batch the night before I plan to bake these chocolate kiss cookies. That way I'm not waiting around for the chocolate to set. Using our easy, one ingredient chocolate kiss recipe for these peanut butter cookies is a MUST!

Next you'll notice in the recipe I suggest placing the peanut butter dough in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. This allows the dough to slightly harden and not be sticky when rolling it in your hands.

Lastly, there are endless uses for these easy and absolutely delicious cookies. I guarantee these will be the first cookie to go on the dessert table. And they'll be the cookies your kids will always be begging for. These are also worth considering for any trip by plane or car. Honestly they are a no-fuss gluten and dairy free treat!

recipe notes

  • for the dairy free chocolate kiss recipe tap here
  • typically I use Mama's Almond Flour in my recipes. However, this flour can give baked goods a darker color. And I wanted these cookies to have the iconic chocolate kiss color, so I opted to use a lighter gluten free flour. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour works perfectly in this recipe and many others. It's also processed in a dedicated gluten free facility. You can purchase it in bulk and save money here.
  • I have terrific success using Earth's Balance Butter sticks and unsweetened almond milk in this recipe too.
A baking sheet with peanut butter cookies shaped in a ball an dipped in sugar before they go in the oven
This peanut butter dough is easy to roll.

more cookie recipes to bake

  • the softest sugar cookie is perfect for any occasion. Grab your cookie cutters and start baking.
  • these s'more cookie bars let you enjoy s'mores year round! You'll be amazed how these taste like they're straight from the campfire.
  • double chocolate chip cookies with crispy edges and a soft middle. Dress these up with chocolate and sprinkles or crushed candy canes for the holidays.
A baking sheet full of peanut butter sugar cookies after they've come out of the oven with chocolate kisses on them

Honestly, how can you resist these delicious chocolate kiss cookies? These soft, chewy peanut butter cookies combine with the chocolate kisses to melt in your mouth. They are easy to bake and stay fresh for days in an airtight container. Can you tell these are one of my all-time favorites?

Let's connect on social media! You can catch all my latest recipe ideas, new product reviews, and meal ideas on Instagram @ Eatinggutenanddairyfree or on Facebook at Eating Gluten and Dairy Free.

Chocolate kiss cookies forever, y'all.

Eat well and feel well,


A baking sheet full of peanut butter sugar cookies after they've come out of the oven with chocolate kisses on them
A baking sheet full of peanut butter chocolate cookies with chocolate kisses in the middle

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

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Course: Dessert
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • ½ c dairy free butter, softened not melted
  • ½ c granulated sugar, more for rolling
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¾ c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon dairy free milk, unsweetened almond milk works great
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • c gluten free all purpose flour, Bob's Red Mill GF 1 to 1 Baking Flour is fab in this recipe if your all purpose gluten free flour does not have xanthan gum in its mix add ½ tsp
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 40 dairy free chocolate kisses, see the recipe link in the post


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • With a handheld mixer cream butter and sugars in a medium bowl.
  • Add peanut butter and blend until smooth.
  • Next add in egg, milk, vanilla and cream.
  • Now add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in xanthan gum if needed too. Mix until just combined.
  • Refrigerate dough 15-20 minutes so it's easier to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place ¼ c sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Roll dough into 1" balls, then roll in sugar and place onto parchment paper.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Then while the cookies are still warm press a dairy free chocolate kiss into each one.
  • Store in an airtight container up to a few days. The chocolate will start to discolor otherwise.


The cookie dough can also be kept refrigerated up to 3 days.
And for Christmas or Valentine's Day used colored sugar to roll your cookies in.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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Saturday 19th of December 2020

Are eggs not dairy?!


Sunday 20th of December 2020

Correct- eggs are not dairy. So you can be dairy free and still eat eggs. Thank you for reaching out, Jill


Thursday 17th of December 2020

How much salt? It is not listed


Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you so much for reaching out! I've updated the recipe to show 1/4 tsp. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thanks again, Jill