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Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan)

RecipesAmanda Walter | Maple Alps9 Comments

Growing up, I could always count on having cookies around Christmas. Even now, cookies are a must in the season. Naturally, I've made a few batches this season, and of course I had to share a cookie recipe. The best part is that I'm not only sharing these delicious peanut butter coconut cookies, but a bunch of other yummies as part of a virtual cookie swap. How fun is that?! You'll find those creative and delicious recipe links at the bottom of this post.

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookes (vegan) |

Of course, gingerbread is a natural choice for the Christmas season, but a friend inspired the combination of peanut butter and coconut and not long after, I found these scrumptious yummies coming out of my oven. I was slightly hesitant at first, but they have quickly become an official favourite in our house.

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan) |
Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan) |
Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan) |

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies
Makes: About 2 Dozen

1) Cream together the sugar, coconut oil and peanut butter.
2) Stir in applesauce and vanilla.
3) Mix dry ingredients separately and add. slowly to wet ingredients until all are mixed.
4) Chill dough 30 - 60 minutes.
5) While preheating the oven to 375 degrees F, roll dough into balls, and flatten gently with a fork.
6) Bake 10-12 minutes, until slightly brown.
7) Remove from oven and cool completely
8) Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil using double boiler.
9) Dip cookies into the chocolate and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons organic shredded coconut (unsweetened) 

3/4 cup dairy free dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
shredded coconut for sprinkling

What are your favourite cookies during the holiday season? Try these and the recipes from the cookie swap below! Let me know if you've tried these with the hashtag #MapleAlps

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan) |
Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (vegan) |

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan + gluten free)

RecipesAmanda Walter | Maple Alps23 Comments

You all probably think I have nothing else to do than bake unhealthy things to eat. Well, you're only partially correct. I've been up to all sorts of things these days, like seeing different parts of the state, and training for a "Tough Mudder." On that note, this recipe should not have been partaken of, since I'm cutting down on my sweets. But let me just say, if I were to cheat, these would be worth cheating for. 

Seriously delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - #Vegan and #GlutenFree?! Yes please!! |

I didn't actually intend to make these. Here were the circumstances: There was a very ripe banana on my counter, and I had gluten free flour that I was dying to use for something. I also just loved the idea of a peanut butter cookie - the kind that melts in your mouth and tastes oh-so-good with a cold glass of [almond] milk. I've always loved a good peanut butter cookie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookes (Vegan & Gluten Free) |

When I was in university, I used to make huge batches of these (a non vegan version though) and keep them in the freezer in a large airtight container. I would train my self discipline by not eating all of them in one sitting. Seriously the best poor student dessert - cheap! Haha.

Since making this batch, I catch my husband every once in a while snacking on a cookie or two. I guess that's a good sign, right? Or not...I'll let you and his waistline decide. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free) |

This was the first time I tried these with gluten free flour, and I must say that I am quite pleased with the result! It turned out better than I thought it was going to, and I couldn't even tell the difference.

Seriously delcious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - #Vegan and #GlutenFree?! Yes please!! |

Vegan & Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 ripe banana + 1 tsp baking powder (mashed together)

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten free flour

  • 1/2 TBSP non dairy milk

  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

What to Do:

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

2) Cream the butters together for 30 seconds. 

3) Add sugars, baking soda, and baking powder.

4) Add banana mixture and vanilla

5) Beat in as much flour as you can, and stir in the rest.

6) Add the nondairy milk until dough is creamy.

7) Fold in the chocolate chips.

8) At this point, you can chill the dough if necessary.

9) Drop dough on parchment covered pan in small balls and bake for 7-9 minutes.

10) Allow to cool slightly on pan (to avoid the complete crumbling of the cookies when you move them), and then finish cooling on wire rack.

Are you a fan of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies? Any tips for Tough Mudders? I love reading your comments, so let me know below!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free) |