Gluten Free Vegan Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

*All opinions are truthful and my own. This post was generously sponsored by Pascha Chocolate & I am an unpaid ambassador for Barney Butter*

While I’ve been gluten free since I was diagnosed celiac almost 20 years ago, but my inability to eat peanuts {non-anaphalactic} and inability to eat eggs {also non-anaphalactic} came along in the last handful of years. Between those restrictions and my often-unattended-to lactose intolerance, making– and eating!!– delicious desserts often isn’t the first thing people think I can do.

Well, I’m here today to tell you that’s just plain incorrect!

I love my Barney Butter Bare Butters {smooth and crunchy} by the spoonful and after polling all of you on my Twitter, it’s apparent that regardless of the kind of nut butter, you all love your chocolate, just like me.

That’s why I’ve partnered with Pascha Chocolate, an extremely allergy-friendly, pure chocolate brand, to showcase their baking chips {made with rice milk!} as we chug along through the wintry baking season.

They have extensive certifications, are free from the top 8 allergens and more, and are dedicated to providing safe chocolate options that are forward-thinking, like baking chips!

Their baking chips come in milk and white chocolate options and, due to the low boiling point of rice milk, are best melted in the microwave {not a pain-in-the-behind double boiler!}

Despite their unusual milk choice for chocolate products, they taste entirely like their allergen-full counterparts. The first microwave attempt, I used my melt function. Bad idea, folks. Just use your microwave on 50% power in 30-60s intervals, stirring in between, and it’ll melt beautifully.

As a reminder, Barney Butter makes non-GMO, vegan, certified gluten free almond butters, flour, and meal using a blanching technique on California almonds. Their blanching results in a beautifully smooth {non-gritty, finally!} almond butter that is safe for those with peanut allergies! Though I go through at least a jar a month, if I’m being conservative, I love to bake with the flour and butters; I made gluten free/vegan/paleo almond flour pancakes last month!

With my new-found love for {and the ease of} using Pascha baking chips, I knew it was time for a match made in heaven: Barney Butter Bare Smooth Almond Butter Cookies with a  Pascha Chocolate drizzle.

Gluten Free Vegan Almond Butter Cookies

For the almond butter cookies: I adapted a recipe from Spice Up the Curry to make it peanut, dairy, egg, and gluten free!

For the chocolate drizzle: I don’t have any fancy piping bags so I put the melted chocolate into 2 Ziploc bags and put a teeny cut in the corner! In sweeping strokes across the cookies aligned on a baking sheet, I got the perfect drizzle!

See below for the recipe and get baking!

And, how about getting some Pascha baking chips for your own creative kitchen adventures?! Use the link below to enter on the blog + additional entries on Instagram and Twitter.

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Gluten Free Vegan Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

Category: Product Reviews, Recipes

Servings: 14-18 cookies

Gluten Free Vegan Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle



  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl-- set aside.
  • Beat softened coconut oil/butter in large bowl until smooth.
  • Add white and brown sugar; beat until smooth.
  • Add almond butter; beat until smooth.
  • Add milk; beat until combined.
  • Add flour mixture; mix until incorporated and don't over mix!
  • Put dough in fridge for 30+ min.
  • Preheat oven to 275 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using ice cream scoop/tablespoon, place balls of dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Using fork, make traditional cross-hatch pattern on top.
  • Bake for ~15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack!
  • Move to cooling rack and allow to finish cooling.
  • Melt one flavor of Pascha chocolate baking chips in microwave-safe bowl and transfer into double Ziploc bag.
  • Cut corner of bags and use sweeping motion to drizzle across cookies.
  • Repeat with other type of chocolate, if desired.
  • Put cookies in fridge/freezer to harden and serve.



The girl behind A Different Survival Guide. Known on social as breezygfreezy.

  • Jessica Hanson

    When my boyfriend moved in with me our deal was I get to keep my kitchen 100% gluten free, but I have to make him his favorite GF chocolate chip cookies whenever he wants.....I need more chocolate chips lol

    • Brianna

      I'm always running low on chocolate chips because I eat so many!

  • Casey the College Celiac

    I'd use them in chocolate chip Christmas cookies!

    • Brianna

      I'd love to see how they'd turn out!

  • jberry

    To get them in my mouth sooner than later, a quick trail mix w/ Goji Berries , Coconut Chips & Whole Pumpkin Seeds.

    • Brianna

      I love to eat them by the handful!

  • Alisa Fleming

    Those look so lovely! Not the least bit crumbly or greasy - two big problems I find w/ vegan and gluten-free cookies. You knocked it out of the park with these!

    • Brianna

      So true! It made over 15 huge cookies and Ben has devoured one a day since! {Pretty sure he'd eat more if I didn't keep my eye on them!}

  • Nicole Dawson

    These cookies look like something you'd get in a bakery!

    • Brianna

      You are so sweet; thank you!

  • Kristina

    Mmm, I would make my favorite truffles with these chocolate chips. ...and then I'd use some to make THESE cookies! :)

    • Brianna


  • Sharon

    Your cookies are so pretty. I would love to be able to make such a pretty drizzle.

    • Brianna

      Thank you, Sharon! My secret is ziploc bags :)

  • Megan

    Bless Pascha for making white chocolate chips that are dairy-free. They're so needed in the allergy community!

    • Brianna

      Absolutely!! Changing the game for all of us as bakers!

  • Jereann Zann

    I am so excited about Pascha's white chocolate chips! Can't wait to make this recipe!

    • Brianna

      And they're so simple! Let me know when you make them!

  • These cookies (and the Pascha chocolate) are calling to me! Yum!

    • Brianna

      Thank you! They're a quick bake ;)

  • Michelle

    These look amazing! I always seem to be running out of chocolate chips, I use them in everything haha! Can’t beat them in cookies though

    • Brianna

      I'm always running out too!

  • Kortney

    I just tried pascha this year! I've tried their chocolate with rice milk chips, but not yet their white chocolate. I love white chocolate so definitely need to get my hands on some.

    • Brianna

      The allergy community isn't used to white chocolate! It does taste quite like the milk-full option too!

  • Brenda Penton

    Is the giveaway open to Canadians? Thanks!!

    • Brianna

      Hi Brenda! Checking with the brand; stay tuned!

      • Brenda Penton

        Thanks! I appreciate it!

        • Brianna

          Unfortunately, the brand has opted for US only on this one. I'm so sorry for not being specific and will work to get Canada-friendly brands in the giveaway mix for January!

          • Brenda Penton

            Ohh it is no problem at all. Thank you for letting me know :)

  • Laila

    I love when allergy friendly products actually taste like their allergy-laden counterparts!! Bc then friends and family with no FA's can't tell the difference (bonus!) Been wanting to try Pascha for a while but it isn't available where I live. Hopefully one day! Your cookies look absolutely stunning! Great drizzling too ;)

    • Brianna

      Couldn't agree more!

  • Jane, The Heritage Cook

    I would use the chips in any of my weekly Chocolate Monday recipes!

    • Brianna

      Love that you have a weekly ritual with chocolate!

  • Amanda

    These are just begging to be eaten with a cup of hot chocolate. The chocolate drizzle looks like artwork! This is a great alternative to traditional peanut butter cookies.

    • Brianna

      Thank you, dear friend! They would be delish with a cup of cocoa!

  • Leslie

    I love almond butter cookies. My list of cookies to make before Christmas keeps getting longer and longer!

    • Brianna

      I'd never made them before, if you can believe it! Let me know how yours turn out-- my cookie list is long too!

  • Kristen Wood

    These look so amazingly tasty!!

    • Brianna

      I hope you make them sometime soon!

  • Sarah

    Simply beautiful, that drizzle, and they sound delicious too! Pinned for later as I don't know how I will get through the long list of cookies and other things have to make and I think these would be great year round!

    • Brianna

      Thank you, Sarah! Let me know when they make it to the top of the list!

  • Sandi

    I have got to find that chocolate. It looks so good and I love that it is gluten free!

    • Brianna

      It is so great!

  • Dee Johnson

    I would use them for banana bread muffins.

    • Brianna

      Sounds delicious!

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