Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (VIDEO): soft-batch chocolate cookies with chewy edges and a soft center. Whole grain, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!
I’m hopelessly addicted to peanut butter. It’s definitely my favorite nut butter of all time. As someone who currently has a minimum of six jars in her pantry (errr, cabinet) that’s saying a lot.
There was the time when Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter came into my life, about four years ago, which was almost a tie-breaker. But when I stopped to think back to childhood PB & J’s, bright orange packages of Reese’s PB Cups, and my favorite pre workout snack (bananas smothered in creamy peanutty deliciousness), there’s just no contest. Peanut butter is the OG.
Then there’s chocolate. AKA my true love. My one and only. My life line. I can’t live if living is without you. When I combine it with peanut butter, all hell breaks loose. I FIEND for it.
Naturally, these cookies had to happen. Multiple times. Actually I’m ashamed to admit this but I made them months ago and have been keeping them from you ever since. You see, I loved them so much that I wanted them all to myself, MWUAHAHA!
Just kidding, we all know that’s now how this works. When I love something I’m practically jumping out of my skin in anticipation to share it with you. The truth is that I wanted to make a video to go with the recipe and it took me a while to A. get around to filming it and B. figure out how to edit it. Keepin’ up with the kids ain’t easy, I tell ya!
The video moves super fast but hopefully you still get the gist. Combine the dry, combine the wet, combine the wet with the dry…
They’re super easy to make and even though they’re soft-batch, they have chewy edges and a perfectly moist center. I hope you get a chance to make them! Let me know if you give them a try by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I always love hearing from you guys!
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium size bowl, combine the oat flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda then sift together.
- In another medium size bowl, combine the coconut sugar, applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Stir together until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet then use a spatula to stir until a dough forms. It might seem like there's not enough liquid at first but if you keep stirring, it will eventually form a dough. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Using a spoon or a scooper, scoop out one heaping tablespoon of dough at a time. Use your hands to roll them into individual balls then place on the cookie sheet. Gently press down on each one to flatten them. They don't spread very much as they cook.
- Bake in the oven for 11-12 minutes then set aside to cool. Sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for allergies.
Chewy edges and soft center are my requirements for a cookie! YUM!
And love the video ;) GOALS!
Thanks Rebecca! Making the video wasn’t near as hard as I thought it would be. You should totally do it! :)
Seriously, that was so much fun to watch! I haven’t had a chance to let you know that I’m going to make the cabbage lasagna recipe this weekend. I love cabbage but it can be a bit boring. This recipe looks so good. And now, I’m going to finish it off with these cookies! I’m hungry just thinking about it.
I’ve been enjoying all your recipes these last few days and I’m sorry I haven’t commented more. Life is just crazy at the moment as I’m sure you know!
Blessing on your day and thanks again for another great recipe.
PS I made these last night and they are awesome! I didn’t have smooth peanut butter so I used crunchy. I love them. I brought them into work today to share around with co-workers. BIG hit. Thanks!
Thank you so much, Nancy! I’m so happy you (and your coworkers) liked the cookies! And don’t feel bad for not being able to comment all the time. I understand that life gets busy and I appreciate that you take the time to comment at all. I’m fortunate to have you as a reader! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)
That video was too cute! I have no idea how to make one and don’t have an extra set of hands to help me either. P.S. I have a similar recipe drafted, but yours looks much better! Now I don’t want to post mine.
I did it all by myself! I just used a tripod. You could totally do it! And you better still post your cookie recipe! ;)
Well, aren’t these the little pretties! Love the recipe, the finished product and the video with that music was a win-win! Going on my “to make” list, thanks!
These cookies look seriously fabulous! I love videos because the step by step aspect helps me make sure I’m doing everything correctly :) Plus, they’re just so fun to watch. Pinning!
The video is perfect!
Thanks Hillary! :)
Yaaaaay for recipe videos (…still on my to do list) and these photos are stunning! I agree, that no matter how much I love almond butter (a lot), peanut butter will probably always be my #1 love.
What?! You like PB better than AB?! Don’t worry, it will be our little secret. ;)
Love the video & I KNOW I’d love those cookies. I need to get some GF oats in my house so I can make these ASAP.
Thanks Kelli! I think you’d love them too! xo
These cookies look delicious!! I can’t wait to try them :)
Thanks Mary! I hope you love them!
Congrats on the video, Sarah — you knocked it out of the park! You did the same with these cookies, too. Peanut butter is my favorite nut butter even though I eat almond butter a lot too. PB&C is just the best, especially with some sea salt! These are on my must-make list. :)
You were my inspiration, Marcie! Thank you for pushing me to do it. I’m excited to chat with you soon!! :)
You know I love these cookies, Sarah! And I love your first video too – how fun!! I don’t have applesauce at home right now but I’m tempted to mash up an apple and make these right now!
So funny! I always think of you whenever I make anything with chocolate and peanut butter. ;)
LOVE the video!! I’ve been wanting to start doing some videos… We’ll see if that comes to fruition one day!
And I’m with you lady, I’m all about peanut butter and chocolate. I actually think that almond butter is my #1 nut butter in the past month or so though!
You should totally do some videos! They’re not near as hard as I thought they would be!
Made these today with my little girl and they are awesome!!!!!
Awesome! I’m so happy to hear that Julie! Thanks for the feedback. :)
These cookies look amazing!!! Peanut butter and chocolate are my soul mates :) After my workout this morning, I had a spoonful of peanut butter as I ran out the door to work! And the video is awesome – so fun!!
Lol! You’re my fellow PB addict, Melissa! ;)
And nice job getting in a workout first thing in the morning! I hope you have a great day!!
Your a total rockstar Sarah! Your recipe and video is just perfect and I love the speed at which you edited it…. not too long, not too short… just right. You had me at PB and chocolate. Sometimes it’s worth the wait to share something. I’m glad you did. Keeping up with the kids… ummmm. You’ve not seen a vid on VandB!? Ha! I neeed to learn! xo
haha I have a ridiculous amount of jars of nut butter in my pantry too! But peanut butter + chocolate is just the best ever! These cookies sound amazing!
I loved the video too! I know I should start doing them but have no idea even where to start! haha Gah!
The texture of these looks PERFECT! I can’t wait to give them a go with soy nut butter or almond butter. I think I’ve found my weekend baking project!
I am with you girl – all hail peanut butter, and even better when it’s with chocolate! I totally need to try these cookies.
The videoooooooooo! I love it! You definitely make cookie prep look like a hoot n holler and now all I can think about is double chocolate peanut buttery bliss. These are happening this weekend fo sho!
I LOVE the video! And, I love love this recipe! Pinned – thank you!
Yum these cookies look so dark and delicious. I always have a few jars of peanut butter in my pantry just waiting to be used!
Oh my gosh!! These cookies look amazing! So chocolatey and delicious! And they even have protein! So good! You always have the best recipes! YUM! Hope that you are having a great weekend!
I LOVE THE VIDEO! And the cookies, obviously <3 I've been meaning to try my hand at making a video, but ugh… I have no idea when I'd find the time to do all the editing and what not. It really does add such a nice touch, though. And it's so nice to be able to see all the steps and how things should look along the way. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!
You are such a dream machine. Insert all the heart eye emojis. Can you come over and take all my pictures?! I’ll pay you in avocado toast!!!!
Oh my gosh! These are perfect!
Hey Sarah :) I made these cookies today and they taste amazing! But they came out flat and chewy not soft. I love chewy cookies :) but was wondering why they didn’t come out like yours. I used cashew butter instead of peanut butter it’s a bit thicker and less oily can that be the reason?!!
PS your honey and vegan cornbread are unbelievably delicious especially after trying out a lot of cornbread recipes that didn’t work out I couldn’t believe how yours were that good. Thank you
Hi Sherine! I wouldn’t think cashew butter would change the texture that much. What kind of oat flour and cocoa powder did you use?
I’m so happy you like the cornbread!! I haven’t gotten a lot of feedback for that recipe but I love it. It feels good to hear that it worked well for you. Thank you! :)
I usually make oat flour at home by grinding rolled oats and the cocoa is just unsweetened cocoa with nothing else added
I used store bought oat flour so I wonder if that could have been the difference? I’ll have to try them with ground oats and see how they turn out!
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I just came across your website today after seeing a tasty video on Facebook that used oat flour and avocado which got me thinking that I need more healthy recipes that are healthy to begin with, not substitute this and substitute that. So, after googling “flour free muffins” and seeing your oat flour PB banana muffins, I’ve been drooling ever since and can’t stop looking at your website and beautiful pictures. My boyfriend and I are big weight lifters but also have the worst sweet teeth (bad combo I know!), so I’ve been trying to find healthiER recipes that work with our meal plans and are actually good for us too. I love that you post the nutrition facts. No one else I’ve seen do that!
My question is what brand of peanut butter do you use? I’ve made pb cookies and muffins before with natural but no stir and they didn’t turn out (were pretty dry). Just want to prepare myself for making these delicious cookies!! Thanks in advance and I can’t wait to make these.
Hi Hayley! I’m so happy you stumbled upon my site. I think being a weight lifter makes it perfectly fine for you to indulge in a little sweet treat here and there. You earned it! ;)
I used Whole Foods Organic Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter for this recipe. It’s my favorite natural PB because it’s no stir. However, it uses palm oil which I’ve been trying to transition away from. But I haven’t found a better PB yet.
That said, I think any PB would work fine as long as you are scooping out enough of the solid portion. I hope that helps!
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These cookies are so delectable! The only problem is … you must double the batch. It’s not even worth your time to heat up the oven if you only make one batch and …. they disappear quickly! I have never seen a homemade cookie look/taste so good without eggs and a cup of butter! Also, I have never used applesauce in a crackled cookie before. They are perfect!! I measured the dough at 50g balls which made 21 cookies (double batch).
So that they turn out perfect next time, I WEIGHED out the measurements because from years of experience I learned that volume measurements can vary a lot and completely throw off a cookie. And cookies are very picky! It also makes clean up a lot easier without having pb stuck inside a measure cup or containing cocoa powder to just the mixing bowl. I also made sure I used store bought oat flour (Bob’s Red Mill) and creamy peanut butter as you say. Love, love these!