Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Brownie Cookies via Queen of QuinoaI fully intended to post a recipe for healthy fish tacos today, but chocolate got the better of me. That tends to happen. Especially when it involves a recipe like this. Decadent chocolate-peanut butter brownie cookies.

Perhaps the chocolate bug is hitting because our impending move is starting to stress me out. My kitchen is boxed up. My cabinets are empty. My plates, bowls and glasses are all wrapped in newspaper, packed tightly in boxes. My gluten-free flours stored and organized in bags. Pretty much life as I know it is on hold for the next week.

So why not eat some chocolate, right? And you can’t go wrong with cookies like this.

Chocolate Quinoa Brownie Cookies via Queen of Quinoa.jpgAll I really wanted was to make a batch of soft, chewy chocolate cookies. I used a random flour combination, whatever I had that hadn’t been packed yet, fully expecting them to fail, but what came out of my oven was sheer brillance (not to toot my own horn or anything).

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies.

Think gluten-free brownies, but in cookie form. Rich, dark chocolate bites of heaven. Soft and pillowy, oozing with melty chunks of chocolate chips. Ooey-gooey deliciousness. But wait there’s more. An even better surprise waiting for you. These chocolate cookies are the best of two worlds – chocolate AND peanut butter. A faint hint of creamy peanut butter mixed with all the chocolatey goodness, these chocolate-peanut butter brownies cookies are simply sensational.

It’s time my friends. Grab a glass of milk and dunk a cookie (or two).

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
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recipe type: Dessert
serves: 10 cookies

  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup quinoa flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, oil and sugar. With a hand mixer, beat together until creamy. Add the egg and beat until combined.
  4. In batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a stick dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter on the prepared baking sheet, and smooth with the back of a metal spoon.
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cookies have started to brown but are still tender to the touch.
  7. Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely (or eat one now if you simply can’t resist!).

gluten-free | dairy-free | refined sugar-free


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Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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23 Responses to Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

  1. Julia says:

    Brownie cookies sound amazing! What a great idea–I will have to try them. Pinning for later!

  2. Claire says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe! I am about one month gluten free, only because I read Wheat Belly and found his arguments compelling. I feel better than I have in ages! Who knew?
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  3. Jennifer says:

    So these don’t need any gums to hold them together?! Hallelujah! I will be making these a.s.a.p!

  4. Nancy says:

    I noticed that the quantity of these is very small – can the recipe be easily doubled or tripled without having to alter any of the ingredients? Thank you!.

  5. Jan says:

    Do you think I would be able to substitute pumpkin seed butter for the peanut butter?

  6. I’ve been on the fence about whether or not I need to try baking with quinoa flour but I think this post pretty much won me over. Yum!
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  7. Alisa says:

    I love the mini batch and that these are so low in sugar! Must try :)

  8. Cara says:

    I agree, it’s always time for chocolate – especially in chewy brownie form :)
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  9. Kayla says:

    Hey Alyssa!
    I just made these cookies and they turned out super dry! :( Any suggestions?

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  11. Maggie says:

    Do you have hard copy recipe books?

  12. Hi, I love following your recipes! I haven’t seen quinoa flour in the store and wondered, can I grind up the organic pre-rinsed quinoa I bought? (I do that for oatflour all the time).

    • Yes ma’am, you absolutely can! I would suggest toasting the grains slightly to give them a better flavor and then grind them up. It works best for me in a high speed blender, but you can also do it in a spice grinder or food processor. Enjoy!!

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