Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on July 16, 2013

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When a very active 6-year-old with a peanut allergy and a wicked sweet tooth comes calling it is a really good idea to have some cookies on hand if one wishes to remain said 6-year-old’s favorite aunt.

I have no qualms about bribing kids with cookies – especially when it helps maintain my status of favorite aunt. And most especially when the cookies are gluten free, dairy free and, refined sugar free. I am all for 6-year-olds being active, just not too crazy about it when active turns into hyperactive. And when that hyperactivity is followed by a sugar crash.

Everyone loved these simple cookies, they were easy to make and even easier to eat! We started with organic unsweetened Sunbutter, mixed in some honey, coconut flour and an egg, stirred in some dark chocolate chunks, and rolled the whole thing in coconut sugar – yum!

I am really happy that I found a way to be a really cool aunt who makes awesome cookies and a responsible sister who doesn’t ply the kids with a ton of sugar.

Oh and P.S. – these cookies are grain free and, as far as I know, can be considered a Paleo treat (so go ahead and indulge!)

Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Sunbutter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup Sunbutter
⅓ – ½ cup honey (depending on how sweet you want the cookies)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut flour
3 ounces dark chocolate, cut into chunks or dairy free chocolate chips
⅔ cup coconut sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.

In a large bowl combine the Sunbutter, honey, egg, lemon juice, vanilla, baking soda, and coconut flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in the chocolate chunks.

Pour the coconut sugar into a small bowl. Roll tablespoonful of the dough into balls (a small ice cream scoop works well for this) then roll in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets. The dough is very soft. Flatten the cookies with the tines of a fork.

Bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until firm and dark brown. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Servings:

A gluten free recipe that makes about 2 dozen cookies (depending on size)

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Maggie July 17, 2013 at 10:17 am

Carol these are right up my alley! I’ve never used Sunbutter in cookies, but I’m going to try it. Liv loves Chocolate Cookies so it would be great to try a nut-free version that I could also send to school. Your last ingredient is coconut flour, but I think you mean coconut sugar. Right?

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Lindsay July 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Would almond butter work well as a substitute for sunbutter?

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CarolKicinski July 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Yes, no problem!

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Katherine July 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

You listed coconut flour twice for ingredients and I think you meant one of them to be coconut sugar? Recipe looks very YUMMY!! Thank you!!

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CarolKicinski July 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thank you, the second time should have been coconut sugar. I fixed it – what a job as my proof reader? I can pay in gf cookies :)

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CarolKicinski July 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Yes, I fixed it now. Thanks! These were pretty darn good. My sugar freak nephew and hubby (both of whom have the palates of a 6 year old boy) devoured them as did the rest of us :)

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absolute health fitness July 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Thanks for sharing I will try this at home.

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exotic traves and vacations July 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I do love cookies a lot . I will try to bake this . Thanks for the recipe.

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CarolKicinski July 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

My pleasure, enjoy!

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Dary August 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

One of my son’s friends can’t eat gluten and it’s his birthday next week. I thought I might make these for him on this birthday so he and his friends can enjoy it!

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CarolKicinski August 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

How nice of you! I hope they all enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by!

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malik September 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

I’m allergic to coconut…any suggestions for a substitute flour? sugar?

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CarolKicinski September 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

You can always just use plain old sugar instead of the coconut sugar and instead of the coconut flour use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or gluten free flour. Good luck!

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Emma September 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

I tried this today. But changed a bunch of stuff to suit what I had in. I used half peanut butter half almond butter & I only used maybe 3/4 cup max so I didn’t use up my supply. It looked too runny so I doubled up the flour. It was still too runny to roll so I spooned it on the tray & sprinkled with the sugar. I also added a bit of cocoa. Thanks for the inspiration they are very tasty!

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Carol Kicinski September 30, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Emma,
Quite crafty you are! I’m glad you enjoyed it. xo, Carol

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Maija November 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Would this be okay to eat for someone with both diebetes and gluten intolerence?

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Carol Kicinski December 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

Maija,
I’m not a doctor or nutritionist, I’m not the right preson to ask about the diabetes part but it’s definetly ok with a gluten intolerance.
xo,Carol

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