Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Thick soft peanut butter cookies that are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Friday! I made you cookies…

I figured I owed you these for putting up with my endless blabbing about our wedding these past few months. Seriously, you guys have been so supportive and encouraging and I can’t thank you enough for that.

So today I have cookies for all of you!

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I guess they’re more for Brandon and I but you get the picture, right? Virtual cookies.

By the way, can you tell I like my cookies thick? If you look in the cookie section of my blog, thick cookies are pretty much all you’ll find. No thin crispies here!

Hopefully you like yours that way too…

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are based off of my Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies but this time we’re going with the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate.

Double yum.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I find cookies are a little more forgiving when you’re trying to create a dessert that’s gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. I mean, I did use honey to sweeten these but that can be easily substituted with maple syrup. But as far as keeping things healthy, they definitely fit the bill.

Now to be completely honest, I was partial to the dark chocolate cherry cookies {I made them again last night and ate two while typing this post} but Brandon went nuts over these! He’s not a huge peanut butter person either so I don’t know where it came from but I took it as a good sign.

But really, who wouldn’t love a thick peanut butter cookie smothered in chocolate?

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s basically nature’s cure for any problem you can imagine. That and kale. Cookies and kale. I bet that’s a blog name. Ugh, now I have to go Google it and find out…

Yep! There’s Cookies and Kale and Kale and Cookies. Boy, I feel bad for future food bloggers who are trying to think of a unique name. Impossible, I tell you!

Sorry, I’m getting side tracked here.

If you’re looking for a healthy gluten-free cookie to satisfy that sweet and salty craving then these are the answer. Enjoy friends!

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 25

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups oat flour

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup honey (or 1/2 maple syrup)

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or canola oil)

1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift dry ingredients (oat flour to salt) together in a medium size bowl, then add wet ingredients (peanut butter to coconut oil) in a separate large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients together until smooth. If peanut butter isn’t runny enough, place in microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until a uniform dough has formed. Roll dough into large tablespoon sized balls and place onto the lined cookie sheet.
  4. Using a flat surface or your hand, press cookies down gently until flattened. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until bottoms are light brown. Allow to cool before serving.
  5. While cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl by heating for 15-20 seconds at a time. Stir between each heating and repeat until it is smooth and melted.
  6. Dip the cookies in the chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet or on a plate then refrigerate for 30 minutes so that chocolate hardens.
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