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Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

 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?

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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.

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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.

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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!

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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.

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
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Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

This chunky Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is a great all-natural and low sugar treat for kids. Eat raw or bake into biscuits. Coconut sugar and vegan chocolate can be subbed by using dark brown sugar and regular dark choc chips. Gluten-free Dairy-free and Vegan.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


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.

To serve:

  • 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.

To bake:

  • 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.

To store:

  • Store Cookie Dough and Biscuits separately in an airtight container in the pantry
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Maria Sanchez October 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

How good is this??? T-rex approved too haha – if he likes them, it must be goood.

Anne S October 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I am so making this… thanks for the great low sugar snacking idea.

Kerry Anne October 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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.

Kate @ Our Little Sins October 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

These sound really good. I’ve never eaten anything like this but I want to!

Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen October 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

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

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook October 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

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

Awanthi @ Sybaritic Pleasures October 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

Dinosaur-approved; they must be good! I love the idea of eating them raw, rolled into balls. :)

Minxie October 12, 2012 at 8:42 am

How lucky are those kids to have you make such beautiful treats. Any chance of sharing the slushie recipe with us?

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy October 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

And so my love affair with all things coconut continues…OH EM GEE indeed!

Rebekah October 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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,

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hehe I wondered what the knobbly white thing in the bottom left of the picture was. Turns out that it was a dinosaur! :P

Sissi October 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

I love the idea of raw or baked edible versions in one cookie dough. They look delicious (both raw and baked ;-) ).

Nami | Just One Cookbook October 13, 2012 at 3:22 am

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!

Vijitha October 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

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.

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed October 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Oooooh these look SO good! Love the idea of them raw. Love coconut flour. Yum.
Heidi xo

Tessa October 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

I love quinoa and would never have thought of including it in a cookie! Brilliant! And btw… cool T-rex!

Hanna October 14, 2012 at 8:03 am

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!

Lauren October 14, 2012 at 8:38 am

Hi Martyna,
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! :-)

Jennifer @ Delicieux October 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

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.

M October 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

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.

rsmacaalay October 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

This is the first time I see Quinoa in a cookie, another great creation

JJ @ 84thand3rd November 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Oh these sound brilliantly decadent and somehow healthy ;)

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Bec September 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Super delicious!!!

Wendy September 5, 2016 at 5:25 am

what could you sub for the coconut cream?

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook September 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

You could use cashew cream, tahini or yoghurt.

Curry Smuggler August 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm

Thanks for sharing


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