cocoa hazelnut vegan cookie sandwiches

by purelytwins

Recipe for gluten-free grain-free vegan chocolate cookie sandwiches.

vegan cookies with sweet potato butter
We think starting the week off with cookies is a great idea.

Do you agree? Who doesn’t like a good cookie? 

We would never turn down a cookie, especially a chocolate one.

Ever since we created our sweet potato butter we love spreading the butter on so many things, including cookies! And today’s recipe is a BIG winner in our book. A great combo: cookies + sweet potato butter.  It might sound strange at first but believe us, it is so good!

Cocoa hazelnut vegan and grain free cookie sandwiches

Need we say more?

Okay, maybe adding in some sweet potato butter to the mix to make cookie sandwiches.

cookies and butter

Now these cookies are one good looking tasty dessert that we just kept going back for more!

vegan dairy free healthy sweet potato butter

Creamy sweet potato butter mmmm

hazelnut chocolate vegan grain free cookies

Cookie anyone?

How about a cookie sandwich?

Gluten-free chocolate cookies filled with sweet potato coconut butter

cocoa hazelnut vegan cookie sandwiches


vegan chocolate cookies

These cookie sandwiches were perfect! They were soft and a little crunchy in texture from the hazelnuts and coconut oil.

We admit it was hard to only eat one not to eat the whole plate.

healthy dairy free gluten free cookie

We were both so extremely impressed with these vegan cookies. We were nervous as they were baking, wondering if they were going to turn out. You know that feeling of trying a new recipe and praying that they turn out.  This was a new recipe for us to try as we are trying to make more grain free and vegan desserts, since we get a lot of request for it.

Not only are these cocoa cookies vegan, grain and gluten free, they are low in sugar, as we used coconut sugar a low-glycemic sugar option. You may use regular sugar if you would like, or you could use other low-sugar options like erythritol, xylitol; or if you would to use a liquid sweetener we suggest reducing the coconut oil by 1-2 tablespoons.


chocolate hazelnut vegan cookie sandwiches (gluten-free, grain-free, low sugar)

vegan chocolate cookies

A healthy simple recipe for chocolate cookies that are made without eggs and grains. Low sugar cocoa hazelnut cookies stuffed with dairy-free sweet potato coconut butter filling.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: makes about 12 cookies 1x


Chocolate cookies

  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut flour/meal* (almond meal would work)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid
  • One recipe of Sweet potato coconut butter filling


to make cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take your 1 tablespoon flax meal with the 3 tablespoons water to make a flax gel, let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Place all your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
  4. *we make our own hazelnut flour by grinding whole hazelnuts and blending into flour in our vitamix.
  5. Next add in the vanilla and coconut oil (make sure your coconut oil is liquid not solid).
  6. Mix together.
  7. Then add in your flax gel and continue to mix together.
  8. Batter will be slightly thick.
  9. Scoop cookies onto cookie tray lined with parchment paper or silicone sheet.
  10. Press cookies down to flatten as this batter does not really spread.
  11. Flatten cookies to your desired thickness.
  12. The amount of cookies will vary, we got 13 cookies. We baked 12, and enjoyed the odd one. Couldn’t help ourselves.
  13. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
  14. Let the cookies cool on cookie tray for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack to continue cooling.
  15. Once cookies are completely cooled, spread your sweet potato butter in between two cookies.
  16. Store cookies in fridge or freezer!


  • Serving Size: 6 cookie sandwiches



For the flax gel you can do one egg

You could use any ice cream of choice for the filling.

Perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day!

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katieDid July 9, 2012 - 12:30 pm

oh just simple and delicious looking, and a lovely picture of you!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 2:12 pm

thanks katie!

LizAshlee July 9, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering..yes, I could have these for breakfast…they look fantastic! Is there anything you could use in place of the arrowroot starch? Thanks gals..have a great week!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Liz you could use another starch or try more hazelnut meal, though we feel the starch helped hold the cookies together without an egg. So maybe you could also try more flax meal.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 9, 2012 - 12:59 pm

These look perfect and they’re no bake…so no heating up the kitchen! That is a bonus here these days!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Sarena, we baked them. They baked in the oven for about 12 minutes or so, though you could make them unbaked if you wanted too.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 9, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Oops, I think I needed to finish my coffee before commenting! 12 minutes in the oven is totally doable and worth it for these! Sorry…I should have read better. They do look delicious and I love the flavor combination with the sweet potato butter and chocolate!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

No worries Sarena 😉 oh yes coffee first haha hugs

Katie July 9, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Beautiful cookies! I’ve been craving raw treats lately… must be the heat!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Thanks Katie, but these cookies aren’t raw, we baked them in the oven this time. Though you could try not baking them as well.

Shantess July 9, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Love this recipe! I recently started eating Paleo (so no grains) and I’m allergic to eggs so these looks perfect! Thanks!!

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

awesome Shantess!

Gillian July 9, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Girls – these look absolutely incredible – I miss your treats! Must try some of your recipes!!!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 9, 2012 - 6:44 pm

13 is my lucky number. I’m going to take that as a sign I need to make these for my b-day this weekend. 🙂

purelytwins July 9, 2012 - 7:37 pm

yes do it 🙂

Lisa July 9, 2012 - 7:44 pm

These look awesome! Once again, creating a great recipe 😀 I don’t like hazelnuts, but I get almond flour would taste great!

Heidi @ Food Doodles July 9, 2012 - 8:42 pm

You had me at cocoa hazelnut. Yum!!

Christa @ Edible Balance July 9, 2012 - 8:43 pm

These look incredible and so easy! Love it! Nothing better than sandwich cookies 🙂

Anna @ The Guiltless Life July 9, 2012 - 9:01 pm

I love coconut sugar in cookies – and these look just like healthy Oreos!

purelytwins July 10, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Anna exactly 😉

Teri [a foodie stays fit] July 9, 2012 - 11:24 pm

these look delicious!! I love cookie sandwiches!

julie July 10, 2012 - 12:55 am

these are GENIUS!!! i need to find arrowroot powder! i love the filling too 🙂 omgggg i need to turn my stove on so i can make these asap! you guys are amazing! i also need to make your muffles hahaha

purelytwins July 10, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Thank you so much Julie!!

Colleen July 10, 2012 - 1:09 am

I had all the ingredients on hand and made these this afternoon! What an amazing treat! I love chocolate cookies, and these were chocolatey and the perfect combo of chewy/crispy. Definitely a keeper! Thanks so much!

purelytwins July 10, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Awesome Colleen!!

whaleshark July 10, 2012 - 6:34 am

This is really mouth watering cookies. I want to eat this now. I can’t wait to taste it.

Lauren July 10, 2012 - 12:57 pm

These look so good! I live sandwich cookies and sweet potato butter sounds amazing!!! These would be perfect for Halloween! 😉

Laury@TheFitnessDish July 10, 2012 - 5:28 pm

These look absolutely amazing! I’ve been playing around a lot with hazelnut meal, I did a hazelnut almond chocolate crust and have been making mini ones in a ramekin to go with my chocolate avo pudding. I die. Much try this. Ella loves sweet potatoes, I bet she’s love this recipe!!!

chris July 11, 2012 - 1:29 am

I would love for you to come up for a recipe for:

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Gail Elise August 9, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Those sandwich cookies look great! I love the colors together.

Bridget @ The Road Not Processed August 9, 2012 - 11:16 pm

Oh man, once I’m done with my juice cleanse I will definitely be making these. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Mary @ Fit and Fed November 18, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Looks like another winner! I just pinned this one for later. I have all the ingredients except the flax meal and I have flax seeds so my Vitamix can solve that problem.

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