These Chocolate-Covered, Almond-Butter-Filled Sandwich Cookies Are Gluten-Free!

Former mbg Deputy Editor By Elizabeth Inglese
Former mbg Deputy Editor
Elizabeth Inglese is a writer living in San Fransisco, California. She earned her bachelor’s in english literature and cultures from Brown University and her master's in writing from The University of Southern California. She's the former Deputy Editor of mbg, and has also worked for Vogue, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, and Good Magazine covering food, health, and culture.

Sometimes you need the melted chocolate, gooey filling, and crunchy bite of a melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Have we got a recipe for you. These knockout double-deckers will please anyone with a sweet tooth, but they'll wow your gluten-free friends (look, no flour!). Fire up the stove! It's time to melt some chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped, Coconut-Dusted Almond Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

For cookie:

  • 1 cup chunky almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For filling:

  • ½ cup almond butter

For dip:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate disks (61 percent cacao is best.)

Toppings: matcha powder, dried blueberries, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, toasted sesame seeds, or anything you can dream up!

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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange 2 baking sheets (degreased!) and set aside.
  3. Mix cookie ingredients together in a KitchenAid.
  4. Scoop a 1-tablespoon lump of dough and roll into a ball, press down, and space them out on sheet quite a bit, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, let cool, and with a spatula, transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. When cookies are completely cool, dollop 1 teaspoon of almond butter onto half of the cookies and top with the remaining cookies to form sandwiches.
  7. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  8. Place a wide skillet with about 1 inch of water on a burner.
  9. Place your chopped chocolate in a heatproof stainless-steel bowl and set the bowl directly in the water. Bring the water to a simmer, then turn off the flame and let the chocolate sit until it is melted.
  10. Dip half the cookie in the melted chocolate, and then sprinkle on or dip into the toppings of your choice. Eat it while it's hot or place on wax paper to harden.
  11. Enjoy!

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