This simple raw gluten-free cookie dough is sooo good! A great all-natural and low sugar treat for kids. Eat raw or bake into biscuits. Dairy-free as well. What more could you want?
Rainy sick home days call for making cubby houses out of couch cushions, playing hide and seek, and making cookies of course! This recipe is definitely a winner because it can be enjoyed raw as cookie dough bites, or baked into crunchy cookies as well.
It’s the cookie dough you can eat raw
Because the cookie dough is made using coconut flour, it’s gluten-free, and you can enjoy the little balls of goodness raw. So, what’s in them exactly?
All things coconut to start: coconut flour, a smidgen of coconut sugar, organic coconut cream and extra virgin coconut oil.
There are sea salt flakes and all-natural 100% smooth peanut butter. Chopped dark chocolate with goji berries (Loving Earth 62% Raw Cacao Goji & Camu Camu) makes them more indulgent. And, last but not least quinoa flakes.
Having said that, brown sugar and chococlate chips can be used in place of coconut sugar and dark chocolate if you can’t find the specific brand.
You can bake the cookie dough as well!
Prefer a baked cookie texture?
Simple. Flatten the balls then bake them in the oven and store in an airtight container in the pantry. Enjoy with a cup of milk, a tea or as a snack on the go. They have a crunchy texture when baked, definitely a win!
Kids love making and eating them
The raw cookie dough is a bit like play doh so it’s perfect for little hands. And what little kid doesn’t like getting hands on in the kitchen? It’s a great way to encourage kids to become more adventurous eaters as well.
Shape them into balls or make into shapes if you like. You can bake them together or play pretend in the toy kitchen with them – make the dough and let the kids pretend they are baking them.
Enjoy a picnic together, have a tea party and just connect.
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Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
For the Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:
- 1/3 cup all-natural 100% peanut butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup organic low fat coconut cream (plus extra)
- 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil melted, extra
- 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 25 g dark (70% cocoa) chocolate
To make the Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:
- In a large bowl mix together wet ingredients: peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut cream and coconut oil.
- Add sea salt flakes and coconut sugar and mix to combine.
- Now add dry ingredients: coconut flour, quinoa flakes and chopped chocolate.
- Mix all together to form a dough. Add a little coconut cream if the mixture is too dry to form into balls.
- Scoop 1/8 cup of dough and split that in half. Form balls and place on a serving plate.Serve with a glass of (your choice of) milk.
- Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan-forced, 400F, gas mark 6)
- Flatten previously prepared dough balls slightly and place on a baking paper lined tray.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the cookies are starting to turn golden.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
- Store Cookie Dough and Biscuits separately in an airtight container in the pantry
How good is this??? T-rex approved too haha – if he likes them, it must be goood.
I am so making this… thanks for the great low sugar snacking idea.
Wow! These look great. I’ve been looking for a no-bake snack like this (without dried fruit) but all the others tend to have dates, or bananas in them. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Oh.My.Gawd! This looks awesome! My boys will love this. They love sweet foods but the sugar is just too much for them normally – their behaviour changes terribly.
These sound really good. I’ve never eaten anything like this but I want to!
Yummm!! Is coconut milk similar to coconut cream?? I don’t think I’ve seen cream.. but our tins of milk are quite thick? Wonderful and healthy all at once.. esp for a t-rex who has turned vegan:D Love it!! xx
Hi Barb, of course you can use coconut milk. I used organic coconut cream as it has no additives and higher coconut extract content, so when buying the milk look for high coconut extract content in the ingredients as they tend to vary as well. Enjoy xo
Dinosaur-approved; they must be good! I love the idea of eating them raw, rolled into balls. :)
How lucky are those kids to have you make such beautiful treats. Any chance of sharing the slushie recipe with us?
And so my love affair with all things coconut continues…OH EM GEE indeed!
Oh my gosh, I just made these after seeing them on foodgawker earlier today. I ate 4 before I even finished rolling them and the kids have requested extras to be made for the lunch box on Monday. Thank you so much for this idea. Have a great weekend,
Hehe I wondered what the knobbly white thing in the bottom left of the picture was. Turns out that it was a dinosaur! :P
I love the idea of raw or baked edible versions in one cookie dough. They look delicious (both raw and baked ;-) ).
Hm, interesting! I have never ate cookie dough before in my life! I heard about it but I actually never paid close attention till now. I usually love crunchy or crispy texture for food so I thought I’d love the cookies to be baked. However, I do love to try your cookie dough for the first time! And of course I want them to be baked to crispy/crunchy like one in your photo!
This is interesting. I recently baked a quinoa chocolate cake for my friend’s birthday and loved the texture. Infact I reduced the sugar and used apple sauce. I am exploring more baking options with quinoa and glad that I stumbled upon your blog. Delicious post and such gorgeous pictures.
Oooooh these look SO good! Love the idea of them raw. Love coconut flour. Yum.
I love quinoa and would never have thought of including it in a cookie! Brilliant! And btw… cool T-rex!
I’m going to make some of these today for school lunches next week. Love the idea of raw or bake so I am going to do both as well. So cool!
I just found you through Foodgawker. These cookies look amazing! Such a unique recipe! I think it’s one my daughter will enjoy. Thank you, and I can’t wait to check out your other recipes! :-)
Oh Martyna these cookies look so good. I love the uncooked version, they look like gorgeous little truffles. I really need to get my hands on some coconut flour.
Martyna, you are my hero! These are amazing… I used Chia seeds instead of Quinoa (because I didn’t have any Quinoa in the pantry) and that worked too.
This is the first time I see Quinoa in a cookie, another great creation
Oh these sound brilliantly decadent and somehow healthy ;)
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what could you sub for the coconut cream?
You could use cashew cream, tahini or yoghurt.
Thanks for sharing