Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Need another cookie recipe? Of course you do! ‘Tis the season and all that.

My gorgeous nephew Kelton was the inspiration for these cookies because he has a decided sweet tooth and a nasty peanut allergy. He is a big fan of my Sunbutter Cookies and I got to thinking, wouldn’t they be even better with a little chocolate sandwiched in between? Um, yeah – the combination is a winner!

The Sunbutter and bittersweet chocolate gives these cookies a sophisticated flair. Substitute semisweet chocolate for a sweeter, more “kid-friendly” taste.

The lemon juice in the recipe may seem odd but it is there to offset a chemical reaction that will turn the cookies a slightly odd greenish color so don’t leave it out.

Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Sitting Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 306 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 2 cups creamy Sunbutter
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten with a fork
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup approximately granulated  sugar for rolling the cookies
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips dairy free are fine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or full fat coconut milk for dairy free
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with either parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, with a wooden spoon, mix the Sunbutter with the brown sugar. Stir until well blended. Add the eggs, baking powder, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir well. Pour the granulated sugar in a small bowl. Take 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll in a ball. Roll the dough ball in the sugar and place on prepared baking sheet about 1 ½ inches apart. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  3. Dip a flat bottomed glass or measuring cup in the sugar and press down gently on the balls to flatten them.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. They should look puffed and cracked but not dry.
  5. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes on the pan and then remove with a spatula to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. While cookies are baking, make the filling.
  7. Place chocolate chips in a small, heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream or coconut milk over medium heat until it just comes to a boil. Pour over the chocolate and let set for 5 minutes and then whisk together until the mixture is shiny and smooth. Let stand until cooled and thickened, about 30 minutes. Whisk again before using.
  8. To assemble the sandwiches, spread about 1½ teaspoons of chocolate filling on the flat side of half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, the flat side of the cookies going onto the chocolate. Gently press the cookies together so that the filling spreads almost to the edge. Let the cookies set on rack for about 20 more minutes before serving to let the filling completely firm up.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 7%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. December 20, 2012

    Wow these look delicious! Might even get my chocolate eating husband to nibble on one of these :)

    1. Carol Kicinski
      December 21, 2012

      Thanks Sara, they are pretty delicious!

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