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Gluten-Free & Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I started baking with sugar today for the first time after 35 days of sugar-free recipes. During sugar-free January I was so inspired to create, develop and experiment in the kitchen. With our move and this shift in life, I feel more inspired than ever to create. When we moved to Texas in early December (see my here) I was really burnt out. Like everyone, 2020 took a huge toll on my mental health and ability to cope. As everyone transitioned to working from home, my work went through the roof. The beauty of setting up and scaling a digital marketing business. In the middle of the pandemic, my husband was at training for 5 months (3 of which we couldn’t talk for – think old school snail mail every day). While I was in the middle of that 5 months apart, dealing with the everyday fear of covid from work, getting closer to my graduate degree, and also balancing a full-time job and clients, I was barely hanging on. I decided when I moved to take time for myself. Adapt to a new setting, settle into our house, and establish a baseline again.

I classify myself as a hummingbird, constantly moving, researching, and trying to grow myself. As much weight as I hold in always pushing, I never put any importance into the slow moments of recovery. At 26, I realized I need to recover as much as I need to push myself. I felt my creativity coming back in and the excitement I always felt when I baked filling my cup back up.

During the holiday, I put some serious effort into creating a list of recipes that I wanted to try to make. After a quick trip to Trader Joe’s, and yes I said quick, I left with a few boxes of Joe Joe’s (gluten-free!), and 3 pounds of dark chocolate. I would say that is a great trip to the store! I got one box of the peppermint Joe Joe’s because I need them to make my favorite holiday cookies! The other two boxes, well I hadn’t figured that out yet!

I was daydreaming about Oreos the other day and was thinking why not combine my sandwich cookies and my favorite chocolate cookies?! So, I did just that! These cookies are soft, rich, and full of rich cocoa flavor! The ultimate cookies n’ cream cookie!

Let’s Bake!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 35 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking


The flavor of a rich brownie with chunks of sweet chocolate cream sandwich cookies for added texture! These gluten-free and vegan cookies will satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth!



  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 3/4 of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cups of dairy free milk (I like to use cashew milk)
  • 1/2 cups of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of gluten-free flour – I always use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1
  • 1 cup of broken sandwich cookies (options: 1, 2, 3) – about 8 cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat
  2. In a mixing bowl with either a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream your butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Next, add your vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and dairy free milk
  4. Slowly add your cocoa powder one tablespoon at a time to your dough
  5. Mix until combined and there are no lumps in the dough
  6. Add your gluten-free flour to your cookie dough and beeat until just combined
  7. Using your hands, break about 8 sandwich cookies into bite size pieces or smaller and add to your dough
  8. Gently fold your cookies into the dough until there are pieces of cookie chunks ribboned in the dough
  9. Using a small ice cream scoop or two teaspoons, scoop your cookie dough into 1″ cookie balls and place on a baking sheet
  10. Chill your cookie dough balls in the fridge forr 30 minutes until thtey are firm
  11. Bake for 10 minutes at 350° F until they spread slightly, repeat with your remaining cookie dough
  12. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack before eating
  13. Eat and enjoy!


* this recipe was tested using Bobs Red Mill Gluten-free 1:1 flour


Keywords: double chocolate cookies, gluten free cookies, vegan cookies

One thing that I love about these cookies is the texture! I love the crispy edges and the soft fudge center. The pieces of broken sandwich cookies keep their integrity but the creamy center slightly melts adding a delicious richness to the cookie. If you can’t tell, I am obsessed with these cookies!

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Gluten-free & Vegan Blueberry Jam Coffee Cake Muffins

Well dang that is a mouthful! But, seriously, you will want a mouthful of these soft, sweet and subtly lemony coffee cake muffins.

A few weeks ago I got my order from Foodlyn in the mail and they had sent me the most beautiful looking blueberry lavender jam from Roots Kitchen. Since it is not quite fresh berry season here in Montana (we still have some snow on the ground), this jam was a great substitute for fresh berries in my blueberry coffee cake!

Among all this chaos that is in the world right now, I feel like my work life is busier than ever and I am really blessed to be working right now. I was feeling kinda weird with all that is happening in the world and really needed to just have a moment to myself to work through it. I was drinking my coffee and just taking a moment and felt like I was missing a little treat.

The next day, I grabbed this jam, my ride or die gluten-free flour (yes, I talk about it all the time! gotta love Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 – no sponsored – wish it was!) and set out to make these muffins…at 10pm.

Let’s get to baking!

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Gluten-free & Vegan Blueberry Jam Coffee Cake Muffins

  • Author: Paige


the best gluten-free and vegan blueberry crumble muffins of the season! full of fresh blueberry flavor but you can make these year round even when blueberries aren’t in season! 




  • 1 1/2 sticks of vegan butter (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 3/4 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup of blueberry jam


  • 4 tbsp of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 68 tbsp of gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp of sugar


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line your cupcake tin with paper liners ( I like the natural parchment ones)
  2. In your bowl of your stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream your vegan butter and your sugar
  3. Add in your vanilla extract and baking powder after the sugar and butter are combined
  4. Next, add in your lemon zest and juice of a lemon
  5. Alternate 1/2 cup of gluten-free flour to 1/4 cup of almond milk until the batter is combined and smooth
  6. Scoop 2 tbsp of batter into your liners, top that with 1 tsp of blueberry jam and then 2 more tbsp on top of the jam to form a batter jam sandwich
  7. Complete the rest of the muffin liners with that sandwich technique
  8. In a separate bowl mix together your melted butter, gluten-free flour, sugar and ground cinnamon to form a crumb topping
  9. Top each muffin with about 2 tsp of crumb and place in the oven
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through
  11. Let cool and enjoy!

These little muffins are so dang delish I think they will start to be a staple in my weekly baking. If you don’t have any blueberry jam, you could use strawberry or raspberry! Really anything! I haven’t tested this recipe with preserves so I am not sure how that would work! But hey, give it a whirl!

They are sweet, tangy, bright and so balanced you will be so happy you made them! As always, tag me if you make them and we can bake together!

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