this is one of the easiest and most minimal cookie recipes you could ever make! Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are made with light and fluffy cookies + stuffed in the center with store bought frosting. so basically, these are semi-homemade!
if you’re looking for a weekend treat that’s so much better for you, made with the real stuff and not too sweet, these are it. i used almond flour and oat flour, which is my favorite combo for baking the perfect cookies!
also, you can use any nut butter or seed butter you want, peanut butter is just always super fun and my favorite of all time.
dare i say, i like it more than almond butter even! idk, it’s just too dang good but use whatever you would like 🙂
when it comes to frostings, sometimes i’m so inspired to make my own and other times….just ugh. while prepping + creating the recipe for these, the thought of making my own was indeed ugh.
simple mills chocolate frosting was my go to and it’s phenomenal! you can find it at just about everything grocery store too!
also, if you search my dessert category on the blog, you will totally find some homemade frosting recipes that are coupled with desserts. you could pull inspo from those if you wanted to make your own!
as you can probably tell from the picture, i did add some chocolate chips on top of the frosting, but that’s totally optional of course.
i’m someone that can never have too much chocolate, i think it’s the best food ever.
here’s everything you need:
- oat flour
- almond flour
- baking powder
- apple sauce
- peanut butter
- vanilla extract
- organic cane sugar, coconut sugar or lakanto
- almond milk
- dash of sea salt
- chocolate frosting
that sounds pretty flippin’ easy right?! the cookies are SO soft too but they hold up well, just make sure that you allow the cookies to cool down completely so they set.
ok, so for the flours, this is the only way i tried the cookies! if you don’t like these flours or can’t consume them, i recommend going to my cookies category on the blog and choosing the next best option.
you’re always welcome to try different flours but most of the time, unless there’s a perfect sub, which in this case there isn’t, the texture and taste will turn out different.
for the applesauce, mashed banana would be a great sub and like i said, any nut or seed butter that’s creamy and on the runnier side works, but i think peanut butter tastes the best.
if you don’t want to use organic cane sugar, lakanto monkfruit classic works and so will coconut sugar!
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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie SandwichesCourse: Cookies, DessertsDifficulty: Easy
the cookies i made are smaller/medium size and i was able to make 5 sandwiches. you can make yours smaller, but monitor the baking time.
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana
1/4 cup creamy/runny peanut butter (trader joe’s brand is great)
3 tbsp organic cane sugar, coconut sugar or lakanto
1/4 cup unsweetened dairy free milk (used almond)
pinch of sea salt
- store bought chocolate frosting for filling- see text for brand used
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- mix the dry ingredients and then add in the wet ones. mix well until a thick batter forms.
- scoop a heaping tbsp of dough onto a parchment lined baking tray and shape into a cookie. ever so slightly wet your hands to mold/press down the dough into a cookie shape (dough is slightly sticky).
- bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. let the cookies cool down completely and then add a tbsp or two of frosting to the center. store in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoy!