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Calphalon Roaster Giveaway & Peanut Butter Christmas Cookie Recipe

One of our family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipes has always been the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. Since my Mom has gone gluten free this last year, I’m tasked with trying to find some good gluten free cookie recipes for her to enjoy. I’m sure she thinks that she’s going to have to steer clear of all cookie platters this year. Not the case… I’ll plan on creating a gluten-free cookie platter especially for Mom. Here’s one I’ll be including on that platter:   Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

It’s a simple peanut butter cookie… only 5 ingredients in the cookie dough.  They’re formed into balls, and I like to roll them in chunky, sparkling red and green sugar.  They crackle while they bake.

Although these cookies don’t contain any flour, they’re quite similar to the classic Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie recipe. The only difference is that they are perhaps a little softer and more flaky than their sturdy counterpart.

They freeze well. Just separate layers with waxed paper, and be gentle in handling them. Don’t plan to ship them anywhere- they’re not a good cookie for that.

If you don’t have to eat Gluten Free…. you’ll still like these cookies. In fact, you might be surprised how many things you’d still be able to eat and enjoy if you did have to avoid gluten. My family does not eat gluten free, but we happily gobbled these cookies. I managed to to sneak a few of them into the freezer to save for Mom’s special Christmas cookie platter.

This recipe can be found here: Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

GIVEAWAY DETAILS! Open to those with a USA mailing address only please.
Five lucky RecipeGirl readers will win a $60 Calphalon Roaster + a $30 Jif gift basket– containing Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, Jif Apron and Jif Recipe Cards

Please leave just one comment below to enter:
Tell me if you have a special way (or recipe) where you utilize peanut butter in your cooking or baking.

I’ll be choosing five winners via on Sunday evening, Dec. 12th, and will post the randomly-selected winners by Monday morning. Good luck to everyone! This giveaway is now closed.  Comments on this post are closed- winners below!

This holiday season, Jif wants to know how you will be incorporating peanut butter into your special dishes. Share your savory and sweet recipes in the Jif Holiday Spread Contest at for the chance to win a $10,000 kitchen makeover.

Disclaimer: The folks at Jif generously offered up this giveaway to RecipeGirl readers. I was not compensated for this post and I did not receive any free product in exchange for posting. I just thought my readers might like a chance to win a prize, nab a new cookie recipe and hear about Jif’s Kitchen Makeover contest.

257 Responses to “Calphalon Roaster Giveaway & Peanut Butter Christmas Cookie Recipe”

  1. postedDec 10, 2010 2:36 AM
    Cheryl Stoy

    Bread…I don’t care what anyone else comes up with…peanut butter and bread is one of life’s pleasures…C’mon…how can beat trying to get yummy stuff off the roof of your mouth with your tongue?

  2. postedDec 10, 2010 3:35 AM

    what a great idea for a gluten free twist! my easiest peanut butter recipe is a layer of cookie dough with a peanut buttter/confectioners’ sugar mixture and then more cookie dough

  3. postedDec 10, 2010 3:41 AM

    Recently I made a peanut butter caramel to fill some PB brownie “cupcakes.” It was amazing!

  4. postedDec 10, 2010 3:42 AM

    I love those little flourless peanut butter cookies. When I want to make a quick sweet I make those. We also eat a ton of peanut butter on those little mini bagels. Much, much better than peanut butter on bread! Something about the chewy bagel mixing in with the peanut butter, yum!

  5. postedDec 10, 2010 3:51 AM
    Kelly Jankowski

    I’ll be trying this gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe, as well as making the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies this year.

  6. postedDec 10, 2010 4:21 AM

    I don’t know that I have a special way to use peanut butter but I use it a lot – in both savory and sweet dishes (though more sweet!).

  7. postedDec 10, 2010 4:35 AM

    I’ve made a couple of stews with peanut butter, and they always turn out surprisingly great.

  8. postedDec 10, 2010 4:36 AM

    Peanut butter is my fav. I can eat peanut butter and jelly everyday.

  9. postedDec 10, 2010 4:51 AM

    Every morning I add a scoop of peanut butter to my oatmeal and it makes the best taste ever!

  10. postedDec 10, 2010 4:57 AM

    Peanut Butter has always been a staple in my life. Taking after my dad, it is one of my favorite foods of all time; and just like my dad, I have no shame eating it straight out of the jar on a large spoon. I think one of the best things to do with peanut butter is marry it with chocolate and savor every bite! I use it whenever I can and my kitchen is never without a jumbo tub of it.

  11. postedDec 10, 2010 5:13 AM

    I love adding a little peanut butter in my sweet and sour sauce for an extra punch of flavor

  12. postedDec 10, 2010 5:17 AM
    Wendy W.

    My favorites are peanut butter cookies and Jimmy Carter dessert, which has chocolate pudding, cream cheese, Cool Whip and peanut butter … heaven!

  13. postedDec 10, 2010 5:19 AM

    i’m so thankful that i don’t have to eat gluten free, but i KNOW you’re right that i would love these cookies! amazing…

  14. postedDec 10, 2010 5:34 AM

    I use it in almost everything, rocky road bars, white and milk chocolate pb cups are examples

  15. postedDec 10, 2010 5:49 AM
    Darbie Dickert

    I make a spicy peanut butter chicken with noodles.

  16. postedDec 10, 2010 6:01 AM

    I like to use peanut butter with coconut milk in stir fry to create an asian flavor. It mixes great with red curry as well!

  17. postedDec 10, 2010 6:16 AM

    I add peanut butter to banana bread. It is divine!

  18. postedDec 10, 2010 6:20 AM

    I do Nutella brownies, and I like to swirl peanut butter in for some added color and yum. 😀

  19. postedDec 10, 2010 6:24 AM
    Penny S

    I use peanut butter in Peanut Butter Kiss cookies. I love it mixed in Rice Krispy treats, too.

  20. postedDec 10, 2010 6:25 AM

    Peanut butter is my weakness. I love to make those simple-but-yummy no-bake chocolate PB cookies! Coming in a close second are PB blondies… num!

  21. postedDec 10, 2010 6:27 AM

    We have 3 kids and they all love peanut butter. We go through a lot of it! Our favorite recipes with peanut butter are cookies with a peanut butter filling and also Kibbles and Bits (chex mix, chocolate, peanut butter).

  22. postedDec 10, 2010 6:28 AM

    Peanut butter and celery as a snack…without the raisins…so yummy and so healthy.

  23. postedDec 10, 2010 6:29 AM

    This sounds weird, but I use less of it in peanut butter cookies, then use peanuts and Peanut Butter Crunch cereal.

  24. postedDec 10, 2010 6:34 AM
    Tiffany F

    Oh man….I can think of nothing exciting we use peanut butter for. Really just for peanut and butter sandwiches and the occasional batch of puppy chow. I definitely need some recipes with peanut butter!

  25. postedDec 10, 2010 6:36 AM
    Zahra Duffy

    I wish I had some super creative way to use peanut butter. But alas, it is spread on bread and enjoyed with some sort of jelly-substance or used as a dip for apples!

  26. postedDec 10, 2010 6:37 AM

    I love peanut butter cookies! These are a classic cookie! I made Poppy Chow-puppy chow but with popcorn-so good! And addicting:)

  27. postedDec 10, 2010 6:47 AM

    Peanut butter on warm, homemade bread — especially the end piece. Oh yum.

  28. postedDec 10, 2010 6:49 AM

    My daughter has a 1/2 peanut butter sandwich almost every day – that’s where most of our jars usually go!

  29. postedDec 10, 2010 6:56 AM

    We warm peanut butter up in the microwave for a few seconds and serve it over vanilla ice cream with some hot fudge and whipped cream.

    And one of our favorite recipes is a no bake recipe with peanut butter. Yum!

  30. postedDec 10, 2010 6:57 AM

    I just love a plain old peanut butter sandwich on fresh white bread!! Also wanted to mention how much I’m loving your cookie recipes. By the way I saw those candy cane kisses at Super K yesterday.

  31. postedDec 10, 2010 6:58 AM
    Betty Mullis

    These look GREAT. ‘DEF’ something we can do as a family project. Very festive…thanks for sharing! :0)

  32. postedDec 10, 2010 6:58 AM
    suzanne carlin

    I just made a chocolate peanut butter bundt cake. Mixing peanut butter with cream cheese is amazing!!!!

  33. postedDec 10, 2010 6:58 AM

    Jif is just the best hands down! The kids and I love to bake Peanut Butter cookies with chocolate chips :o)

  34. postedDec 10, 2010 7:04 AM
    Leslie Smith

    Yum,Yum love these cookie ideas! Absoutely love peanut butter and the peanut butter kiss cookies are so cute all decked out in red and green for the holidays!

  35. postedDec 10, 2010 7:05 AM

    Peanut Butter is my all time favorite – because it goes so well with so many other things! I am going to try your gluten free recipe – and I am confident it will be great. A friend recently went gluten free but is having tough times finding satisfying treats so I try to pass along recipes when I can. This will go on the list. Thank you!

  36. postedDec 10, 2010 7:07 AM
    Jennifer Ihde

    I love using peanut butter in baking and cooking! My next baking project using peanut butter will be buckeyes! Cannot wait! Peanut butter is a favorite in my family 🙂

  37. postedDec 10, 2010 7:11 AM
    Sandra Griffin

    We use peanut butter daily for sandwiches … even the cat has his own jar of peanut butter that he begs for! (No lie … he will stand at the pantry and meow until you get the jar out and then he goes nuts until he can lick some off your finger) For baking I use JIF for making Peanut Butter Blossoms (peanut butter kiss cookies) and every Christmas we make a huge batch of Buckeye candy. One of our favorite savory dishes with peanut butter is a crock pot Indonesian chicken. Mmmmmm!!! My kids love to put the extra peanut sauce over their mashed potatoes!

    Oh! And we recently tried a baked peanut butter oatmeal recipe that was super yummy!

  38. postedDec 10, 2010 7:11 AM

    Jif has been the only peanut butter allowed in our house since I was a child, and now in my own home, too! I love to use Jif in my peanut butter kiss cookies 🙂

  39. postedDec 10, 2010 7:13 AM

    We loves these cookies! Awesome recipe for those of us with kids with allergies!

  40. postedDec 10, 2010 7:14 AM
    Mary Kuhn

    Nothing better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! My grandson takes one to school every day!

  41. postedDec 10, 2010 7:16 AM

    I like adding peanut butter to my daily granola and yogurt for a protein boost.

    I also recently blended plain yogurt and peanut butter as a Kong filling for my dog. I fill a Kong at night and freeze it for the next day while I’m at work. He loves it.

  42. postedDec 10, 2010 7:19 AM

    I Love adding Jif Peanut butter to icing when I Bake Chocolate cakes

  43. postedDec 10, 2010 7:20 AM
    Holly Scott

    i like makng peanut butter balls at ths tme of year. You soften an 18oz jar of jiff and mix it with a box of confectioners sugar. form the mix into small balls. u dip them n melted chocolate and let harden–enjoy!!!

  44. postedDec 10, 2010 7:22 AM

    I love adding peanut butter to sauces when cooking asian style dishes.

  45. postedDec 10, 2010 7:22 AM

    PB is one of those “dangerous” things to have around the apartment for me. It never makes it into recipes because it’s always eaten straight from the jar with a spoon!

  46. postedDec 10, 2010 7:25 AM

    Oh peanut butter! We do love you so! I love to use peanut butter to make dipping sauces for chicken satays. I also like to make peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies!
    Great giveaway!

  47. postedDec 10, 2010 7:27 AM
    Jensue Ferrell

    I love eating peanut butter right out of the jar… on bread… on crackers. I guess I just love peanut butter!!

  48. postedDec 10, 2010 7:28 AM
    Debra arcement

    yeahhhhh! A cookie I can eat! Thank you thank you thank you

  49. postedDec 10, 2010 7:40 AM
    Kelly Henderson

    Oooh! Pick me!

  50. postedDec 10, 2010 7:40 AM
    Gina B

    As a college student, I’ve been known to take a knife and just eat it out of the jar.

    But I do have three jars in my apartment, ready to make peanut butter cookies!

  51. postedDec 10, 2010 7:42 AM

    My 16 yr old stepson is allergic to peanut butter, but when he goes to his moms – it’s a peanut butter bonanza at our house! We make no-bake cookies, Thai Peanut Chicken, Peanut Butter noodles, PB & J sandwiches.

  52. postedDec 10, 2010 7:45 AM
    Lorna E

    I almost always add some peanut butter to my chocolate chip cookies. The best of both cookies!

  53. postedDec 10, 2010 7:50 AM
    Mary Everson

    I use peanut flour along with gluten free all purpose mix to make yummy gluten free peanut butter cookies. Can’t wait to try these!

  54. postedDec 10, 2010 7:55 AM

    Fantastic post! Thanks for sharing this. I will share it with my Hauser Diet fans who have gluten sensitivities. In fact, I just posted something about GF baking today – so this is perfect! Thanks.

  55. postedDec 10, 2010 7:57 AM
    Corina Fuentes

    Awesome! My lil sis has Lupus so she has to follow a dairy, gluten and egg free diet, so I will just make some minor substitutions! 🙂

  56. postedDec 10, 2010 8:09 AM
    Janine M.

    Those cookies look great!
    I add peanut butter into my baked oatmeal recipe. I also am in love with almond butter too!

  57. postedDec 10, 2010 8:10 AM

    Growing up, I ate peanut butter and Jelly EVERYDAY.. no joke. Even when there were other options. And I’m still not sick of the combo!

    Now, as I read your post, I’m eating a flax whole grain waffle, natural pb (ground at the store)with a local (Nettie’s) vanilla syrup.

    Thanks for your generosity and fun in sharing all your yummy goodness!

  58. postedDec 10, 2010 8:14 AM

    I never make plain peanut butter cookies. I always add a drop of grape jelly to them. I love the flavor of peanut butter and jelly together but don’t usually have bread on hand to make pb&j sandwiches. So this is a great way for me to have the two flavors together! Also, my boyfriend makes chocolate flavored power shakes. He adds almond milk, a scoop of peanut butter and slices of banana to them. It’s absolutely delicious. And the peanut butter adds good protein as well as flavor.

    And we always use Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter in our home.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity.

  59. postedDec 10, 2010 8:20 AM
    kara segal

    I was a daddy’s girl and when I was a little girl. He and I would stay up late and one of the ways we would eat it was peanut butter mixed with honey. We ate it by the spoonful or we would put it on toast. I miss those late nights with my dad. He passed away March 1, 2000 at the age of 47.

  60. postedDec 10, 2010 8:28 AM

    I like to use peanut butter to make these no-bake cookies from my childhood – the bottom layer is pb, crushed up graham crackers, and powdered sugar, and then there’s a layer of milk chocolate on top. So good, and really bring me back to my childhood!

  61. postedDec 10, 2010 8:37 AM

    I live for peanut butter! I love to make a peanut sauce for chicken, or mixed into oatmeal or in pancakes or of course cookies and cupcakes! PB and chocolate may be the most perfect combination.

  62. postedDec 10, 2010 8:40 AM

    We love to make a peanut butter chocolate chip coffee cake for Christmas morning.

  63. postedDec 10, 2010 8:41 AM

    I add peanut butter to rice
    Krispie treats when I make them. They are so good like this. You can add creamy or crunchy.

  64. postedDec 10, 2010 8:44 AM
    Terry Wilson

    I make homemade peanut butter cups at the holidays! It’s an easy recipe that the kids can enjoy helping with as they get to use some “cool tools” (paper treat cup, double boiler, triggered funnel~to cover pb with the chocolate) and they all love to eat the peanut butter cups too! It’s an awesome holiday tradition! Thanks for giving us this recipe~everyone is looking for some gluten-free recipes to add to their arsenal for their celiac friends!

  65. postedDec 10, 2010 8:47 AM
    Dana Carlisle

    My daughter, who has celiac, LOVES peanut butter! I can’t wait to try these.

  66. postedDec 10, 2010 8:55 AM
    Hannah V.

    I stir a spoonful into my oatmeal every morning!

  67. postedDec 10, 2010 8:56 AM

    I have a very easy no bake cookie that I use peanut butter in. This recipe looks great, too!

  68. postedDec 10, 2010 8:59 AM
    Julie Ryan

    I love my peanut butter on toast with a warm mug of tea to dunk the toast in.

  69. postedDec 10, 2010 9:03 AM

    I throw some peanut butter into everything…hot cocoa, banana bread, muffins, waffles, cookies that don’t normally have it, on a banana or apples…and on top of that I eat a peanut butter sandwich just about everyday for lunch! I seriously love the stuff!

  70. postedDec 10, 2010 9:04 AM
    Jessica Odom Bolt

    banana peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting! YYYYUUMMM

  71. postedDec 10, 2010 9:19 AM

    I love PB&J, but my favorite way to bake with Peanut butter is peanut butter dog biscuits! 🙂

  72. postedDec 10, 2010 9:19 AM

    I have one recipe that incorprates peanut butter in it that is a must during the Christmas season. Confetti Bars – with chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows. Its so easy, but always the first treat to disapear

  73. postedDec 10, 2010 9:23 AM
    Jami Caldwell

    Was raised right…. firmly believe peanut butter is a primary food staple. And oh, how I love my Calphalon!!!

  74. postedDec 10, 2010 9:31 AM

    I like to make my dog special homemade peanut butter dog treats. He LOVES them!

  75. postedDec 10, 2010 9:32 AM

    My husband absolutely loves my peanut butter pie – it has peanut butter, chocolate and whipped cream. How can you beat that combo???

  76. postedDec 10, 2010 9:36 AM

    I add a tablespoon of peanut butter to my homemade steel cut oatmeal — it adds a sweetness that makes brown sugar or maple syrup totally unnecessary.

  77. postedDec 10, 2010 10:03 AM
    Mellisa W

    I love peanut butter cookies the best.

  78. postedDec 10, 2010 10:13 AM
    Leslie Herrema

    I use peanut butter for so many things. I have always loved it but when I was pregnant I especially loved it. I would eat it right out of the jar and once my husband caught me dipping tortilla chips in the peanut butter. Oops!

  79. postedDec 10, 2010 10:16 AM

    Food allergies are a funny thing. My Lil’ Guy was allergic to wheat, soy, egg whites and peanuts. 2 years later, only the peanut allergy remains. I am allergic to tree nuts and miss my favorite peanut butter recipes.

    I had a small epiphany when I tried the Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter. It’s very similar in taste and texture to peanut butter, and Lil’ Guy and I both love it. I’m going to try substituting it in my Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bar recipe. I can’t wait!

  80. postedDec 10, 2010 10:34 AM

    I LOVE peanut butter and so does my 4 year old son! We would love to win this, thank you for the opportunity!

  81. postedDec 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    What a cute idea to put kisses in your pb cookies! And sprinkles on top! Love it!

    I eat Jif PB every morning of my life on a whole wheat English muffin!

  82. postedDec 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    I love peanut butter! I think it’s almost a perfect food 🙂 I like to use it not only in sweet recipes but also in savory.

  83. postedDec 10, 2010 10:44 AM

    I love peanut butter and eat it just about every day! Lately, I’ve been adding a big spoonful to my oatmeal for breakfast. It’s divine! I also like it on English muffins with banana slices. YUM!

  84. postedDec 10, 2010 10:46 AM

    Peanut butter is a diet staple for me. I eat it most often on bread. So simple but so good. Mmm!

  85. postedDec 10, 2010 10:53 AM
    David Junot

    Tried Peanut Butter in Hummus ,and though not quite as good as Tahini, it was very well received, though sweeter.

  86. postedDec 10, 2010 10:57 AM

    My favorite thing to make with peanut butter is No Bake Cookies… they remind me of my childhood and they are the most delicious cookie any time of year!

  87. postedDec 10, 2010 11:11 AM

    peanut butter cookies and homemade peanut butter cups are my favorites to use PB in – so good and so easy.

  88. postedDec 10, 2010 11:11 AM

    peanut butter gets used in baking at my house mostly in cookies. Classic peanut butter is probably my favorite, but I want to try your gluten free.
    Most of my peanut butter gets used in pb&Js though. They are my 4 year olds favorite lunch.

  89. postedDec 10, 2010 11:11 AM

    I have my own cupcake business and peanut butter is a popular filling and really great as peanut butter chocolate frosting as well. YUM. I could not live without the stuff!

  90. postedDec 10, 2010 11:13 AM

    I use peanut butter in my stiry fry sauces. Creamy pad thai or peanut noodles with tons of veggies. It makes for a FANTASTIC dish. I have a few recipes on my site too. Thanks for the nice giveaway! Have a good holiday!

  91. postedDec 10, 2010 11:14 AM

    I have a confession to make – I can eat peanut butter straight from the jar I love it so much! So needless to say I put it in/on loads of food, mostly with chocolate.

  92. postedDec 10, 2010 11:15 AM

    I love using crunchy peanut butter to make my Grandmother’s take on Buckeyes. Instead of just combining peanut butter with butter and powdered sugar, she used the chunky pb, added rice krispies, and then dunked the whole thing in white or regular chocolate. The best! 🙂

  93. postedDec 10, 2010 11:18 AM

    I love making chocolate frosting out of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter.

    Combine 12oz semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup peanut butter in a saucepan; stir over low heat until just melted and blended. Frost!

    • December 10th, 2010 @ 11:23 AM
      krisri friday

      i am allergic to peanuts but i have a friend that would love these that can’t have gluten can’t wait to make them for her

  94. postedDec 10, 2010 11:21 AM
    Susan J

    Let’s see…PB on bread, PB on celery, PB in savory sauces, PB with chocolate 😀

  95. postedDec 10, 2010 11:22 AM

    These cookies sound lovely!

    I sometimes use peanut butter in place of tahini when I make hummus.

    Also, I like to enjoy a peanut butter & chocolate smoothie for a tasty, protein-packed breakfast.

  96. postedDec 10, 2010 11:22 AM
    Brandon Savage

    Peanut butter adds strong flavor to any recipe. I use it for baking cookies. We have a killer family peanut butter recipe that’s awesome!

  97. postedDec 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    My favorite recipe is for Chicken Dinner Bars. They were a candy bar when my grandma was growing up.,179,154189-237196,00.html

  98. postedDec 10, 2010 11:36 AM
    Teri V

    Peanut butter has so many uses! Awesome cookies, peanut sauce for spring rolls, “scotcheroos”, and homemade dog treats are some of my favorites.

  99. postedDec 10, 2010 11:41 AM
    Shelly C

    PB & J all the way!

  100. postedDec 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    I use peanut butter in oatmeal drop cookies. Adds a special creaminess to them!

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