The coziest thing to do in the winter is to cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate…extra whipped topping, please! Growing up in Michigan, we used to love snowy holiday breaks, sledding and playing in the snow, and coming home to a cozy mug of hot chocolate.
This is inspired by my childhood memories, in cookie form! We all need good cookie recipes for the holidays, and of course hot chocolate, and this combines the best of both worlds! This uses a few clean and simple ingredients and is grain, gluten, and refined sugar free. It features Ground Up PDX classic smooth nut butter.
Warm, melty, chocolatey cookies are baked in the oven, cooled and then sandwich a thick layer of a cool, sweet coconut cream whipped cream filling. The cookies are rich, and each bite is complimented by the light, fluffy whipped cream filling. PRO TIP: If you want to take this up a notch, use their hazelnut butter and you’ll have NUTELLA hot chocolate cookies. Yes, dreams do come true.
Let me know if you make these by leaving a comment below! Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Cookie Sandwiches
- 1 cup Ground Up PDX Classic Smooth Nut Butter Note: if Ground Up PDX nut butter is unavailable, use 1 cup smooth and creamy almond butter.
- 1 large egg If you want this to be egg-free, use a flax egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips I love Hu Kitchen gems. Use code RAODYRECIPES for 10% off
- 1/2 tsp salt if your nut butter is not already salted
- 1 cup whipped coconut cream frosting I love Downshiftology's recipe or you can buy SoDelicious or Trader Joe's whipped coconut cream (not refined sugar free). NOTE: If making from scratch, chill coconut milk cans in fridge night before you want to make cupcakes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (nut butter, egg, vanilla) until smooth and well combined.
- Add dry ingredients (cocoa powder, coconut sugar, salt, chocolate chips) to the wet ingredients and mix until no clumps left.
- Take a cookie scoop and scoop out 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into your hands. Roll into balls and slightly flatten into a cookie shape.
- Place flattened balls on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- While cookies are baking, make coconut whipped cream.
- Remove cookies when finished and let cool completely.
- Take a cookie once cooled and top with whipped cream. Sandwich with one more cookie.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!