Sep 14, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Vegan, Grain-free and Oil-free.

Okay, this is it. Hands down, these are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE COOKIES of all time. I’m not a huge cookie fan. I’m not even a big chocolate and peanut butter combo fan. BUT…


You. Must. Try. These!!! Holy moly. This recipe made 10 cookies. Want to guess how long they lasted between three of us who weren’t even hungry? About 5 minutes. Yikes! Danger, danger! Cookie alert! Well, you get the idea. These guys are a little crispy on the outside and chewy, fudgy-like in the middle—like a brownie. I bumped the recipe I had originally scheduled for publishing this morning so I could share these with you right away. Sorry for all the exclamation points!!! Here’s the recipe. I have to go make more now… probably a double batch.


  • 1 TBS flax meal + 3 TBS water
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup plus 2 TBS coconut sugar or other minimally-processed granulated sweetener
  • ¼ cup non-alkalized cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Combine all ingredients until everything is well incorporated—you could use a food processor, I just used a bowl and a wooden spoon.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto the parchment lined tray (I use a 1-tablespoon ice cream scoop for cookies; it works great). The dough will be very crumbly so you’ll need to press each cookie together well.
  6. Flatten each with your fingers, then with a fork, criss-crossing a waffle design. Reshape the edges a bit if they get too ragged.
  7. Sprinkle with a little more sugar.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool (good luck with that).
  10. Hoard.
Makes 10 cookies. Enjoy!
Healthy cookie-eating trails,


12 responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Vegan, Grain-free and Oil-free.”

  1. Diane says:

    You make me laugh! I was going to pass the bake on the title alone, but read your usually brief post and changed my mind. I'll have to give these a go!

    PS- When I receive your emails the subject line is the title of your blog. Because I try the recipes then save the ones that I like in a folder, all of the emails have the same subject line. It would be helpful if your emails were titled with the recipe name.

  2. mary cuts says:

    It is a nice post and I found some interesting information on this blog. Keep it up
    being healthy

  3. Helyn says:

    Thanks Diane! And thanks for letting me know about the email subject line, too. I thought I had already changed that to include the post title but when I checked my feed, it wasn't set up that way. I have changed it now. Hopefully it will work!

  4. Helyn says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  5. Diane says:

    Awesome! Thanks, Helyn!

  6. Helyn says:

    Thank YOU! 🙂

  7. masaravati says:

    Baked these today and they are gone already. Enjoyed the raw dough, too. Think I will try again as a starting point for a peanut butter cookie. (more pb, not so much cocoa).

    Thanks again for a new recipe that will become part of our regular rotation.

  8. Helyn says:

    That's excellent! Thanks for the feedback!

  9. Made a double batch of slightly smaller cookies (made 37) – cooked in about 10 mins. I used dates instead of the coconut sugar but they worked well….I would happily eat the dough too!! Gave 20 to mum for family gathering to try out on them – bet they won't guess they are healthy!

  10. Helyn says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

  11. Jeanne Powers says:


  12. Ginny says:

    How many dates did you use? Thanks!

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