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Chocolate Dipped SunButter Cookies for National Cookie Month

SchneiderPeeps - Chocolate Dipped Sunbutter Cookies

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? Well, it is and we are celebrating. But we’re not celebrating with hard, dry cookies from a package. Oh, no, we’re making all kinds of family favorite cookies this month. Like Sunbutter cookies dipped in chocolate….yummm…

Sunbtutter cookie dough

When I make cookies I mix the wet ingredients first and then mix the dry ingredients on top of  the wet ones, then combine. I’m sure this isn’t the proper way to make cookies, but it works for me. Oh, and I just use a fork unless I’m making a really big batch. 

rolling sunbutter cookie dough in sugar

All good cookies are rolled in sugar before baking, right? This was actually a really fun job for Esther. 

smashing cookie dough with fork

As was the smashing with a fork to give them that classic peanut butter cookie look. This took a couple of tries for her to get the hang of it, but she did. 

dipping sunbutter cookies in chocolate

After baking we dipped them in chocolate with a little salt and coconut oil. There is just something about salted chocolate. 

chocolate dipped sunbutter cookies with sunflower sprinkles

One of the things that is tricky about substituting a main ingredient in recipes is that sometimes the taster is expecting a certain flavor and is shocked when it’s not there. To avoid the shock we sprinkled sunflower seeds on the cookies, that way no one is disappointed because they were expecting peanut butter cookies.

Yield: 3 dozen

Chocolate Dipped Sunbutter Cookies

dipping sunbutter cookies in chocolate

These are similar to classic peanut butter cookies that have been dipped in salted chocolate. These are crisp but not dry. My kids think they are amazing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Sunbutter Cookes

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for coating)
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sunbutter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

Chocolate Topping

  • 4oz semi-sweet bakers chocolate
  • 1Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • sunflower seeds for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream together butter, sugar, molasses, vanilla, egg, sunbutter and lemon juice.

When it is mixed well, put flour on top and then add baking soda, salt and nutmeg.

Mix the dry ingredients just a bit and then combine with the wet ingredients.

Make small balls (about the size of a large marble) and roll in sugar.

Put balls on cookie sheet and smash two ways with a fork.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are brown and middle is done.

While cookies cool on rack, mix the chocolate, coconut oil and salt.

Dip cookies in chocolate and put on parchment paper.

Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.


Did you make this recipe?

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So, next time you need to take a peanut free cookie to a function, you’ll know where to get one 😉
Feel free to share your favorite cookie recipes in the comments, we’re on a cookie baking journey this month.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Pure Grace Farms

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Stopping in to share that you've bee featured tonight at Foodie Friday's. Hope to see you there! Blessings, Shari

Angi Schneider

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Awesome! Thanks so much Shari! I'm loving Foodie Friday.

Elizabeth H, blogger for SunButter

Sunday 5th of October 2014

Hi Angi, These look delicious! Of course I noticed them as a blogger for SunButter (and so appreciate you did the adaptations to avoid the chlorophyll green...until St. Patrick's Day, huh?!). But as a fellow mom who loves to bake with the kids, I'm eager to try these, thanks for the inspiration!

Angi Schneider

Monday 6th of October 2014

Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth. I will definitely be trying these without the lemon juice in March. I think it's such a fun thing that the dough turns green.

Rachel E.

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

These look amazing! My daughter ate sun butter all the time, but now she doesn't like it. I am sure the peanut butter version would be just as fabulous.

Sheila @Life, Love, and Good Food

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Angie, these cookies look wonderful! Now, I'm interested in trying Sunbutter myself ;)

Pure Grace Farms

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

SunButter and Chocolate...a match made in heaven! The cookies look delicious. A great way to kick off National Cookie month. Looking forward to your next amazing creation. Blessings, Shari

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