These salted chocolate peanut butter cookies are a peanut butter lover’s dream. They’re vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make.
Peanut butter and chocolate – there are few things in life better than these foods. They’re amazing on their own, but they are pure bliss when eaten together!
These salted peanut butter chocolate cookies are impossibly soft and practically melt in your mouth. They have some serious peanut butter flavor that’s accentuated perfectly by dark chocolate and sea salt.
What’s in these salted peanut butter chocolate cookies?
You need less than 10 ingredients to make these cookies – here they are:
How to make salted chocolate peanut butter cookies
Mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and a flax egg.
Stir in oat flour and salt.
Form cookie dough balls with your hands and place on baking sheet.
Press down on dough balls to flatten.
Bake and let cool.
Melt dark chocolate.
Spread a spoonful of melted chocolate on top of each cookie.
Sprinkle cookies with crushed peanuts and flaky sea salt.
What is a flax egg?
A flax egg is a vegan egg substitute. It’s not actually an egg, rather it is ground flax meal mixed with water. Flax meal mixed with water forms a gelatinous texture, which provides similar binding qualities to regular eggs in recipes.
To make a flax egg, simply combine 1 tbsp ground flax meal with 3 tbsp warm water in a small bowl. Whisk them together and let sit for 3-5 minutes until it reaches the right consistency. Use it as you would use regular eggs in baked goods, pancakes, or other recipes.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
Use creamy natural peanut butter. The only ingredient should be peanuts (and maybe salt) in the peanut butter you use in this recipe. It should have a runny consistency.
Flatten cookie dough balls before baking. These cookies don’t spread much when they bake, so make sure you flatten them enough before the oven.
Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. This method of melting chocolate prevents it from burning and turning a grainy consistency.