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Truly blissful in one bite, these healthy, unbaked cookies are made with chocolate and peanut butter. Easy and delicious, they are fan favorites of all time!

This post was developed in collaboration with Roxbury Mountain Maple. All opinions expressed are our own.

You know that feeling when you’re in a waiting season and you literally squirm in uncertainty? Maybe you’re waiting for news of a promotion, a new job, college admission, or how you fared on a big test. Alex and I are in that season, waiting to be paired with a baby who will be our son forever. And we could get the call literally anytime. It’s the strangest thing, waiting for a baby to fall from the sky. We wait with a boxed crib in an empty room, trying to avoid wondering, who will this little guy be? Is it really true that he or she will have a name, a spirit, a humanity that will be indelibly engraved in our hearts?

So we get distracted by work nights and margaritas and weekend trips to Santa Fe, and making chocolate cookies and unbaked peanut butter. Well, what else do you do when you’re waiting for a baby to fall from the sky? Read on for our healthy unbaked cookie recipe.

Update: We had a baby! His name is Larson and his story is pretty incredible.

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Make Unbaked Cookies Here’s


take on chocolate peanut butter without baked cookies, inspired by a sweet visit from our dear friend Ashlae from Oh Ladycakes. Our version features a soft toppings of buttery peanut drizzle, so it’s almost a cup of peanut butter from the inside out. Made with maple syrup, coconut oil and oatmeal, they are all natural and a play on a healthy cookie without baking. Even better, make the mini version for a smaller portion size.

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They’re also naturally sweet, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and while all those adjectives may sound alarming, taste is simply happiness. We simply served them as a candy at the end of a meal, and when asked how they tasted, our guest pronounced “heaven.” Real history, and even without coercion!

Since we first published this recipe, these healthy unbaked cookies have become our most popular recipe! There is a version in our cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking. We’ve even served them on TV!

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Maple Syrup Grades We created this unbaked chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie recipe for our favorite family maple



, Roxbury Mountain Maple. Maple syrup is our current natural sweetener of choice, so working with a family business that has dedicated its lives to high-quality maple products is a dream. Roxbury just received its organic certification (hooray!), which is a big deal for a small business.

Roxbury also informed us about a recent change in terminology for maple syrup grades! Here goes: what used to be called Grade B syrup is now called Grade A Dark, and the term Grade B is no longer used. Now, there are three types of Grade A: Golden (the lightest and most delicate flavor), Amber (richer flavor), and Dark (full-bodied flavor, which used to be Grade B). We tasted them back to back and appreciated each for their distinctive flavors. This recipe calls for Grade A Dark, but could easily substitute Gold or Amber as a variation.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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The maple syrup we use in this recipe is made by Roxbury Mountain Maple, a family-owned business run by the Holscher family in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. We cooked with lots of maple syrup and this is one of our favorites.

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These healthy unbaked cookies are one of our best chocolate desserts and easy cookie recipes! If you’re looking for more cool dessert recipes, here are a few others:

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

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  • Chocolate Tahini Vegan Unbaked Cookies
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  • Fudgy
  • Vegan Maple Maple Vegan

  • Blondes
  • Chocolate Sweet Cherry Vegan Cakes
  • Chewy pumpkin Oatmeal cookies
  • Easy bananas Foster (use vegan variation)
  • Perfect homemade cups
  • Peanut Butter Healthy Peanut Butter Balls Buckeye Simple Crunchy Apple
  • in a Jar

This healthy recipe for unbaked cookies is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and naturally sweet.


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