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Cookie Butter Blossoms are a nut-free version of everyone’s favorite cookie! A sweet chocolate kiss nuzzled into a chewy cookie butter cookie for the ultimate (nut free) holiday cookie!

Cookie Butter Blossoms - a nut free version of the popular peanut blossoms or
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Have you ever heard of Peanut Butter Blossoms (aka Kiss Cookies)? They are super popular around the holidays, and you can’t hardly go to a Christmas party without seeing some.

They are my favorite cookie, butwe have a nut allergy so unfortunately I can’t make them. That’s why I came up with this alternative – Cookie Butter Blossoms!

Instead of peanut butter, I took our 50 year old recipe and updated it with cookie butter. I’ve tried other substitutes, like sun butter, but the cookie butter just did the job better and was as close as could be in texture. They are just like the classic Hershery kiss cookies without the peanut butter!

Cookie Butter Blossoms - a nut free version of the popular peanut blossoms or
  • Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Cream together butters in another bowl and with an electric mixer. Mix in sugars, egg and vanilla.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, then form into balls and roll the balls in sugar.
  • Arrange on the baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Remove and place a kiss on top of each cookie. Bake again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. For maximum freshness, enjoy within 4 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Cookie Butter Blossoms are a nut-free version of everyone's favorite cookie! A sweet chocolate kiss nuzzled into a chewy cookie butter cookie for the ultimate (nut free) holiday cookie!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 ¾ cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup cookie butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 dozen milk chocolate candy kisses
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  • Sift together flour, soda and salt and set aside. Cream together butters. Gradually add sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients.
  • Form into balls using a teaspoon of dough for each. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Place a chocolate kiss on top of each cookie until it cracks around the edges.
  • Bake 2-5 minutes more until golden brown.


Much like with peanut butter, you can find both crunchy and smooth versions of cookie butter.
Keyword blossom cookies, cookie butter blossoms, peanut butter blossoms


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 85IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Carrie says:

    Which cookie butter did you use? The Great Value at WalMart still has trace ingredients of nuts.

  2. Janice Roy says:

    These were my kids favorite but with my grandsons severe nut allergy we could not make them – we are going to try these if we can find an alternative to the kisses.

    1. Kristin says:

      Great idea Janice.

    2. Rachael Johnson says:

      Must Hersey kisses are safe for peanut and tree nut allergies . You could also use rolos. We are heating Hersey kisses right now 🥰

  3. Traci says:

    Now, if I wanted to make these the traditional Peanut Butter way, would I just substitute the Cookie Butter for the PB? I just want to make sure I can use the same amount of PB as CB. :] Thanks! Either way, can’t wait to try these and Cookie Butter!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Yes the recipe is the same for peanut butter.

  4. Lynsey says:

    Hi, I also am allergic to nuts & I never eat Hershey kisses because it warns on the package that they may contain traces of nuts. Are you using Hershey kisses or do you use another brand that’s nut free? Thank you 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Yes I do use Hershey’s kisses. My son’s allergy is not as severe so the possibility of traces doesn’t affect him. So sorry!

  5. Eileen says:

    My daughter has a peanut allergy so we obviously don’t make peanut butter blossoms any more. I was so happy to come across your recipe for cookie butter blossoms. Wow! They are delicious and a huge hit in my house. Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      Oh I’m so glad!! Thanks for letting me know!

  6. Edna says:

    I browse to your kiss cookie from PINS, It is awesome for me to find this cookie.
    Just early this week, I think it must be a monday, my supervisor brought some cookie EXACTLY LIKE THESE ONES to our workplace, and I loved loved loved it, and I asked her, she said those were from a friend in the same church, she is a huge baker, everything she made is good. Anyway, I do not have a chance to get the recipe, It is so amazing to see your post.
    Can I ask you a question, if I do not have cookie butter, what substitute I should go and replace it? Looking forward to your suggestion , I am going to make a batch this weekend. Thanks a batch.

  7. Lisa says:

    You aren’t the last, trust me. I’ve never heard of cookie butter until now. My daughter has a peanut allergy, too, so feel free to pass along other “alternative” recipes! 😉

  8. Amanda says:

    Sounds delish! Never heard of cookie butter! Where would I find that?

    1. Kristin says:

      Cookie butter is available at stores like World Market and Trader Joes. It’s made from delicious butter cookies, and is spreadable, like peanut butter, with a similar texture and consistency!

  9. Marianne L says:

    Hi, Kristin. I see that your recipe calls for peanut butter. Did you mean to replace it with cookie butter? Either way, the cookies look delicious.