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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms

Who knew you could make a dessert with just 3 ingredients?! That’s all you’ll need for this easy peanut butter blossoms recipe. Full of peanut butter and chocolatey flavor, they’re totally tasty.

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms on a brown cutting board with a Hershey kiss on it

We love peanut butter in my house — and peanut butter cookies are a definite favorite! Peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies, no bake peanut butter fudge, chewy peanut butter cookies, and hot cocoa balls with peanut butter are always on rotation. Even more so during the fall and winter holiday season! 

If you’re looking for something to bring along to your next cookie swap, or simply want a homemade treat for snacking, you’re going to love this recipe for three ingredient peanut butter blossoms.

All you need is sugar, creamy peanut butter, and one large egg to make it happen. That’s right, they’re flourless, so naturally gluten free! The milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses are a bonus, and I definitely recommend that you include them every time.

Blossom cookies are a classic cookie for a Christmas cookie platter. But, they’re so good, you may find yourself making them all year round.

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How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with Hershey Kisses

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Add the sugar, peanut butter, and egg to a large bowl and stir until the peanut butter cookie dough is smooth.

Ingredients mixed in a mixing bowl

STEP TWO: Use a small cookie scoop to form 12 one-tablespoon-sized balls onto a prepared cookie sheet. Gently press them with the back of a spoon to flatten them to about ¾-inch thick.

Scoops of cookie dough on a baking sheet with parchment paper

STEP THREE: Chill the cookie dough balls in the fridge for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F near the end of the chilling time.

STEP FOUR: Bake your 3 ingredient peanut butter blossoms for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is still soft.

STEP FIVE: Let the peanut blossoms sit for at least 5 minutes on a wire rack, then immediately press a Hershey’s chocolate kiss in the center of each one. Enjoy!

Baked cookies on a baking sheet half topped with Hershey kisses in the middle

Tips to Make the Best 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • For chewy and moist results, make sure not to overbake your three ingredient peanut butter cookies. Check in on them after 12 minutes. If the edges have started to turn golden, turn off the oven. It’s very important not to overbake if you want the best cookies ever!
  • Make sure to mix properly. You want to ensure that the peanut butter, sugar, and egg are thoroughly combined. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Leave ample room between each cookie dough ball as the thumbprint cookies will spread slightly as they cook.
Hand grabbing a cooked peanut butter blossom cookie on a brown cutting board

Variations to Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Turn them into 4 ingredient peanut butter blossoms and incorporate some dark chocolate chips for even more chocolate flavor.
  • Consider using natural peanut butter instead of creamy for a heightened peanut butter flavor. Just make sure to stir well before adding it to the other ingredients.
  • Replace the Hershey’s Kisses with mini peanut butter cups if you’re a total PB fanatic.
  • Add some chopped nuts to the peanut butter blossom cookies for a unique texture and added nutty flavor.
Peanut Butter Blossoms on a brown cutting board with a glass of milk in background

Why Are My 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Falling Apart?

If your gluten free peanut butter blossoms are falling apart, you likely overbaked or underbaked them. That’s why I keep mentioning the importance of keeping an eye on the cooking time! 

Because these easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are made with, well, three ingredients (and no milk or water), they can easily turn crumbly and dry. As soon as you see a golden brown edge, remove them from your oven.

3 Ingredient peanut butter blossoms with Hershey kisses in the middle on a brown cutting board close up

How to Store Leftover 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms

Store your easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. I recommend letting them cool completely before storing them for the best results.

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Closeup of peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses in the middle from the side on a brown cutting board

Can I Freeze Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms? 

Absolutely! Not only is this recipe so quick and easy to make, but you can also make a double batch and freeze your easy peanut butter blossoms for later use. 

Let them cool completely before placing them in a freezer-safe airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months, and let them thaw in the fridge overnight before eating!

Hand grabbing a peanut butter blossom cookie off a brown cutting board

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms on a brown cutting board with a Hershey kiss on it

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms

Samantha Erb
These 4 ingredient peanut butter blossoms are super delicious and so easy to make! They’re a classic holiday treat you’ll find yourself craving all year round.
4.56 from 52 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 219 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 Hershey kisses


  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, peanut butter, and egg until smooth.
  • Scoop 12 one tablespoon-sized balls onto a baking sheet and flatten them slightly (to about ¾” thick).
  • Chill for at least an hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until they are golden brown around the edges, but still soft in the middle. – it’s important to not overbake these!
  • Let cookies sit for 5 minutes, then add Hershey kisses to the center of each.
  • Allow the cookies to cool fully before storing.


Serving: 1gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21g
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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

7 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms”

  1. I’m doing this recipe right now. The recipe doesn’t tell me what to preheat the oven to, so I’m just assuming 350′. Hope I’m right. Thanks so much.

    • Hi Nora, it looks like I put the 350 in the text of the post, but missed it in the recipe card. Thank you for bringing that to my attention and I hope you enjoyed the cookies!

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