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Sunbutter Chocolate Expresso Cookies

  • Author: Loren
  • Total Time: 19
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Rich chocolate cookies with a gooey chocolate chips made completely vegan. These sunbutter chocolate expresso cookies are soft and chewy and perfect for dessert or with a morning cup of coffee. Gluten free and refined sugar free.


  • 1/2 cup of finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup of sunbutter, slightly runny
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teasooon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips (allergy friendly or vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon of water 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the instant coffee with the water and stir to combine. Set aside. (see notes)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients: almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients: maple syrup, sunbutter and coffee that was set aside. Use a mixing spoon to stir ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Let batter rest for a 3 minutes. Dough will be like a very thick bake batter, you will not be able to roll it, but it should not be super runny. 
  5. Place cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet by the rounded tablespoonful (see note). Place 2" apart to allow for some spreading. 
  6. Bake for 9 minutes or until just set and still soft in the center. The cookies will look very wet in between the cracks but the edges will be just set. 
  7. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before using a spatula to gently move cookies to a cooling rack. If you go to move the first cookie and it seems too fragile still, wait a few more minutes to cool. Let cool all the way before enjoying.
  8. Store in an airtight container in fridge or room temperature. Cookies will get softer as days pass if stored at room temp. 


  • almond flour is not the same as almond meal, use a finely ground almond flour
  • if you would like to omit the coffee be sure to omit the water as well. Or use a decaf instant coffee so you still have the amazing flavor.
  • if you get crazy and make the cookie dough larger than a tablespoon you may need to cook a tad longer. I recommend sticking to 1 rounded tablespoonful of dough. 
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sunbutter cookies, chocolate sunbutter cookies, vegan sunbutter cookies, chocolate expresso sunbutter cookies