Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies (Top 8 Free)

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Our Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies are top 8 free and made with our homemade chocolate kisses for an allergy friendly treat that’s fun for kids to make! You can skip adding the chocolate kiss to the top if you want for a soft SunButter cookie.

photo collage of sunbutter blossom cookies

Hey, friends! If you’ve been a reader here for a while you know that we love cookies, and we’ve worked on remaking a lot of classics to be allergy friendly so everyone can enjoy a great cookie 🙂

These soft gluten and dairy free SunButter Blossom Cookies are our latest allergy friendly cookie obsession! A couple months ago, I posted a recipe for homemade chocolate kisses, and knew that I needed to create an alternative peanut butter blossom cookie to go with them.

Our SunButter Blossom Cookies are an allergy friendly version of classic peanut butter blossom cookies. Our version is top 8 free and so yummy you won’t miss the dairy, eggs, or gluten!

top 8 free sunbutter blossom cookies stacked on each other

These peanut-free blossom cookies are nice and crispy on the outside with a nice crunch from the sugar they’re rolling in, and perfectly soft in the middle. My favorite cookie texture!

If soft cookies aren’t your thing, we have a SunButter cookie recipe that’s a little more crisp and shortbread-like in texture that would also be great for making SunButter blossoms. Just add a chocolate kiss to them right after baking.

If you want to make simple soft SunButter cookies, you can make them without the chocolate kiss on top.

close up of blossom cookie

How to make SunButter Blossom Cookies

We had some fun with our SunButter blossom cookies and played around with some different ways to make them. They’re easy to make and a great hands-on project for kids!

Traditionally when making peanut butter blossom cookies, you add the chocolate kiss to the top of the cookie right after it’s been baked. But I tried this recipe with both adding the kiss to the top before baking and after baking.

Different ways to make top 8 free SunButter cookies

Both methods turned out good, and the cookies made with the chocolate kiss added before baking look nicer and aren’t as cracked on top.

If you decide to add the chocolate kiss on top before baking, you’ll want to let the chocolate cool a bit after baking before eating it, but it these cookies need to cool a bit anyway, so it worked out fine.

I did notice that adding the chocolate kiss to the cookie after baking makes the inside of the cookie a little doughier since you’re compressing hot cookie in the middle. So the texture in the middle of the cookie will be slightly different depending on when you add your chocolate.

overhead photo of different ways to make sunbutter cookies
A closer look at the same cookies as the illustration above.

The cookies will seem quite soft once you pull them out of the oven, but they firm up quite a bit as they cool.

You can even leave out the sugar if you want like we did in the bottom row of cookies in the photo above!

We love these rolled in sugar, it adds a nice little crunch to the cookie on the outside, but you can leave the sugar off the cookies if you want as well.

Making soft sunbutter cookies

If you want a soft SunButter cookie, just make these without the chocolate on top and press them down with a fork. So good! These SunButter cookies taste amazing with or without the chocolate kiss on top.

stack of soft sunbutter cookies
Soft SunButter Cookies

Once you roll your cookie dough ball, you can either roll it in sugar or not (that’s up to you), then press it down with a fork crosswise, then bake for the same amount of time.

overhead photo of soft sunbutter cookies

What kind of chocolate kisses should I use for these cookies?

Depending on your food allergies, finding a good chocolate kiss to make these SunButter blossom cookies might be very hard (if not impossible).

Since I don’t know if there are any brands out there that actually make allergy friendly chocolate kisses, I made these cookies with our homemade chocolate kisses.

We used the Nestle Simply Delicious chocolate chips for our homemade chocolate kisses to add to these cookies, but you can have some fun with it and add some white chocolate kisses or striped ones (we have instructions on all of those in our homemade chocolate kisses post!).

sunbutter blossom cookie with bite taken

Check out our other great gluten free cookie recipes!

Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies (Top 8 Free)

Our Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies are top 8 free and made with our homemade chocolate kisses for an allergy friendly treat that's fun for kids to make! You can skip adding the chocolate kiss to the top if you want for a soft SunButter cookie.
Top 8 free, vegan; Free of: dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft sunbutter cookies, sunbutter blossom cookies, sunbutter blossoms
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 17 cookies
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl, with a hand blender, beat together the brown sugar, SunButter, rice milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture to the SunButter mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Pinch off pieces of cookie dough, roll into balls about 1-1/2 inches in size, then roll in the sugar (you can skip the sugar if you want).
  • At this point you can add the chocolate kiss before baking or after baking, both methods work fine. If adding before, put the cookie dough ball on the prepared baking sheet and press a chocolate kiss into the middle.
  • Bake the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes. They will seem quite soft once you pull them out of the oven, but they firm up quite a bit when they cool.
  • If adding the chocolate kiss after baking, press the chocolate kiss into the middle of the cookies immediately after baking.
  • Allow cookies to cool for about 5-10 minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. Allow the chocolate to cool sufficiently before eating.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Leave off the chocolate kiss for soft SunButter cookies! Just roll in sugar, press with a fork cross-wise, and bake for the same time and temperature. 

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies (Top 8 Free)”

  1. 4 stars
    They were very sticky and not really something to be shaped into balls. Not sure if I did something wrong. I did use sorghum flower. They don’t look the prettiest but they taste good.

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