Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
 
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These gluten free, vegan and flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies are rich and decadent but made with wholesome, healthy ingredients.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 cup smooth unsweetened organic peanut butter (any creamy nut butter should work)
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil, slightly melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (only if peanut butter is unsalted)
  • ¼-1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate or vegan chocolate chips
For the topping, optional:
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make your flax egg and set aside to gel for several minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the peanut butter, molasses, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Stir in the prepared flax egg.
  4. Add in the coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, if using, and desired amount of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips until a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough depending on the size cookies you want (I used heaping tablespoons, which yielded 12 cookies), roll into balls and space evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes and allow to cool completely (this will help the cookies hold together).
  7. In a double boiler or carefully in the microwave, melt the bittersweet chocolate and 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil and thoroughly mix. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cookies and sprinkle with cacao nibs, if using.
Recipe by Our Four Forks at http://ourfourforks.com/flourless-chocolate-peanut-butter-cookies/