Chocolate & Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter! Especially the they are both in a cookie! These sandwich cookies have been my latest obsession! Not only they are super easy to make, they are also lusciously indulgent! The chocolate biscuit is just perfect paired with the creamy peanut butter layer and the melted chocolate on top is just the icing on the cake! For this recipe I have used vegan nougat chocolate but please feel free to use any chocolate you like! 

Makes about 10-11 cookies – Preparation time 15-20 minutes- Baking time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup of oat flour ( just place some porridge oats in a blender and blend until you have a flour kind of consistency) 

1/2 cup of ground almonds

4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder or cocoa powder 

1/2 cup of melted coconut oil 

1/4 cup of Natvia natural sweetener

5 tablespoon of almond milk 

A dash of vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon of runny nut butter of your choice 

1 teaspoon of baking powder 

A pinch of salt 

For the peanut butter filling:

About 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter

Optional: 1 teaspoon of maple syrup if you like it a bit sweeter 

For the chocolate coating- This is totally optional! The cookies are amazing as they are but if you are a chocolate addict as I am you might want to drizzle them or covered them in chocolate:

70gr of good quality melted chocolate of your choice (i went for a vegan nougat one)

1- Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. 

 2- In a large bowl mix together the oat flour, ground almonds, Natvia Natural Sweetener, salt, baking powder and raw cacao powder. 

3- In a separate bowl whisk together the melted coconut oil, almond milk, nut butter, vanilla extract and nut butter. 

4- Pour the wet ingredients together with the dry ingredients and mix well until you have a thick not too sticky dough. 

5- Dust your working surface with some flour and with a rolling pin gently roll out the dough.It will be quite fragile so you will be able to cut only a couple of cookies at the time. Another option is to just tear a small bowl of dough and flatten it down into a cookie shape with your hands.

6- Place all the cookies on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. 

7- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down completely for 15-20 minutes.

8- If you are using the maple syrup simply mix it with the peanut butter. 

9- Add about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each cookie and cover it with another one. 

10- Dip it into the melted chocolate or drizzle the chocolate on top and place them in the fridge to set for 10-20 minutes. Enjoy! 

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