Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 

Ever since trying coconut flour for the first time in these pancakes, I have been seriously hooked! I mean, really—- a gluten-free, grain-free flour that’s packed with protein and fiber AND still tastes great in baked goods?? I’m all in.

So once I conquered the pancake obstacle, my next challange was baking cookies. And not just any cookies. Peanut butter cup cookies. Who wants plain old chocolate chip when they can have mini peanut butter cups instead??

 

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

The result: coconut flour, you won me over again… and in a very surprising way, I might add! As soon as I took a bite of my first cookie, I was instantly reminded of those times I’ve baked with chickpeas. Yes, like the bean.

I’m sure you’ve put black beans in your brownies or chickpeas in your cookies at some point or another, right? Glad I’m not the only one. But, honestly, these coconut flour cookies had a very similar consistency: super cake-y, light, delicate little cookies. And with that pop of peanut butter and chocolate, well I had just gone straight to cookie heaven!

Another bonus: there’s only 1/4 cup of agave in the whole batch, so they’re not too sweet (especially with those mini pb cups involved).

 

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

As you can see, they obviously don’t look like your average enriched flour-butter-loaded-sugar-packed cookie. But don’t let that steer you away! Take one bite of these little babies and I swear you’ll be as hooked as I am! Nate’s already requested a second batch— so we’ve certainly go his stamp of approval on them 😉

The only downside I’ve found of coconut flour is I haven’t been able to make anything completely vegan with it, as it really needs one or two eggs for moisture. If you get these to work with a flax or chia egg, let me know! I’m sooo curious what your secret is!

Now go eat a cookie. It’s Wednesday!

 

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Serves 16
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups (I got mine at Trader Joe's)

Note

recipe inspired by ambitious kitchen's the best coconut flour chocolate chunk bars

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients: coconut oil, agave, eggs, vanilla, and milk. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: coconut flour and baking soda.
Step 2
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and mix until just combined. Fold in the mini peanut butter cups. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. My batch made 16 cookies, but this can vary based on your cookie scoop size (I used 1''). I also pressed down on my cookies a little bit to flatten them, as they don't spread very much while they bake.
Step 3
Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes. They will still be pretty soft when they're done, but they'll stiffen a little more as they cool. Cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheet, then move cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

8 Comments

  1. Yum yum yum! I love using coconut flour! I actually made some vegan cookies with it the other day – I mainly used almond flour, and only used a couple tablespoons of coconut flour for chewiness. I haven’t tried cookies made only with coconut flour – I must try these now!

  2. Wow. These sound awesome. I can’t wait to try them. I just bought some coconut flour, so I’m ready to go. Thanks.

    • Thanks Mitch! Hope you guys like them 🙂 Nate was absolutely LOVING them!

  3. These look great. I have two bags of coconut flour that need to be used. I’ve tried a couple coconut flour recipes and didn’t really come out great, so I’ve been hesitant. I might try these and use just chocolate chips and maybe add a couple tbs of peanut butter.

  4. Oh wow! These look divine! I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo,

    strawberrymint.org

    • Thanks Kelsey! They’re definitely one of my new favorite cookies (well, for now haha)!

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