If you love coconut and peanut butter, my coconut flour peanut butter cookies are calling your name! Use PB2 for bold peanut butter taste with a lot less fat and calories.
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Last week I shared my recipe for PB2 peanut butter cookies. I went through a lot of trial and error to get the recipe just right, and tried half a dozen combos of ingredients to get as close to PB2 cookie perfection as I could.
That’s where these coconut flour peanut butter cookies come from. One of the trials stood out as special and delicious – not what I was looking for in a straight-up peanut butter cookie, but awesome in its own unique way. I tried a version using coconut flour, expecting the coconut flour to fade quietly into the peanut buttery background.
Coconut flour, I underestimated you. You’re fiesty!
The coconut flour came through with distinct coconut flavor and texture, which is great if you love coconut. I do, and if you’ve read this far you must too. Let’s hear it for coconut! The crowd goes wild!
I love these coconut flour peanut butter cookies because to me, coconut and peanut butter are a natural pairing. Have you ever had a Chick-O-Stick? C’mon, you have. They’re accidentally vegan. Their peanut butter/toasted coconut flavor combo is awesome, if a little candy-riffic.
They’re also literally made of sugar, but still, at least once a year I get my Chick-O-Stick on. You know those incredibly perfect healthy eaters? I’m not them.
These coconut flour peanut butter cookies are WAY better than Chick-O-Sticks. These babies have serious peanut butter flavor you could cut with a knife, and fresh, natural coconut flavor and texture.
I love coconut texture! Who knows what I’m talking about when I say coconut texture? Isn’t it the best? I sometimes gnaw on a handful of unsweetened shredded coconut just to bask in coconut texture.
And on a perky nutritional note, coconut flour is super high fiber. So one of these cookies give you 15% of your daily fiber needs! I find them seriously filling, which is kind of cool. All that fiber naturally encourages moderation.
Maybe you don’t need filling cookies to help you make good life decisions. I do.
Ok, now that I’ve rattled on about Chick-O-Sticks and fiber and coconut texture basking, let’s get down to the recipe. OMG these cookies are good! I’m stoked just thinking about you making them.
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If you love coconut and peanut butter, my coconut flour peanut butter cookies are calling your name! I use PB2 for bold peanut butter taste with a lot less fat and calories.
5 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
17 minTotal Time
- 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbs flax meal stirred with 3 Tbs warm water (or an egg, see notes)
- 1/3 c maple syrup
- 6 Tbs coconut flour
- 1 1/4 c PB2 (or you favorite powdered peanut butter)
- nonstick cooking spray
- Heat the oven to 350.
- Line a cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper sprayed with nonstick.
- Combine everything except the coconut flour and PB2 in a food processor or large bowl and pulse or stir to combine.
- Add the coconut flour and PB2 and blend well.
- Drop the cookies onto the sheet using a 2 Tbs cookie scoop or by heaping tablespoons.
- Spray a fork with nonstick to make the criss-cross pattern on top. Re-spray as needed.
- Bake for about 12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool completely before enjoying.
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About eggs - If you want to use a real egg instead of a flax egg it should work, but I haven't tried it.
The cookies will keep in a covered container for a week.
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Quick sidenote – The Atkinson Candy Company, makers of Chick-O-Stick, tell us on their website that “each Chick-O-Stick is both satisfying and delectable.” Is that old-school fabulous or what?? That’s how I want my life to be. Both satisfying and delectable. Thanks for putting my life goal into words, Chick-O-Stick!
Ok, let’s get interesting and conceptual here. Fill in the blanks. “I want my life to be both ____ and ____.” If that sounds fun, leave a comment and share!
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