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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe

Originally published as Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p16

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Gluten-Free
  • ¼ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 48 milk chocolate kisses
  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, applesauce and vanilla (mixture will appear curdled).
  2. Combine the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until slightly cracked. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.

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  1. Erica W says

    I have a simpler & cheaper recipe for them… it just uses peanut butter, sugar or brown sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, & chocolate chips. I usually double the recipe, make them into bars, & frost them instead of using the chips in the bars & we bring them to parties, etc. in place of not having gluten cake :). Def not healthy, but gluten cake isn’t either so I don’t feel guilty & as I used to never have a problem eating cake at parties before being GF :).

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