Vegan Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Butter Cookies with Raspberries and a Giveaway!

Hazelnut Butter

Windy City Organics was kind enough to send me some Dastony Nut Butters to create recipes with, and I could not have been more excited.  In case you haven't noticed before I am in love with all things nut butter.  I have at least 6 types in my pantry at all times.  One of the nut butters they sent me was Raw Hazelnut Butter.  Let me tell you, it was the silkiest smoothest hazelnut butter I have ever tried.  It is delicious to enjoy by the spoonful on its own, or swirled into your morning porridge, or added to a smoothie to make it silky, but I wanted to make some cookies out of it.

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I love peanut butter cookies, so I thought I would make some hazelnut butter cookies.  Sounds upscale doesn't it.  Well it is kind of special, at least in my mind since hazelnut butter is more unusual than peanut butter.  I made a dough the way I would with peanut butter, but it was extra sweet and delicious thanks to the hazelnut butter.  I decided to add in some dried raspberries for a sort of PB and J effect, and it made it even better.  The tart berries contrasting the sweet cookie dough perfectly.  They smelled amazing while baking.

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Once they were cooled I could not leave well enough alone, and I decided to dip them in dark chocolate.  OMG...were these ever good!  This is a heavenly combination, and I shared a few with my family who insisted I not share them with anyone else but them.  Trust me, you need to try making these gems.

Hazelnut Raspberry Cookies

If this hazelnut butter is sounding pretty good to you right now, I totally understand, and I have the solution.  You can either buy yourself some over at the Raw Guru Store, where they have 15% off all Dastony nut butter flavors if you use the special promo code: davanillacake15 and it is good from now until Monday 7/13!  So you can get a deal on any of the Dastony Nut butters, including the Hazelnut Butter! Not only that, I am giving away a prize pack including one Dastony Sesame Tahini and one Dastony Hazelnut Butter courtesy of Windy City Organics. Just scroll down below the recipe to enter my giveaway! (Open to the USA only, sorry.)

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Butter Cookies with Raspberries

Makes 12 cookies

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

3 Tbsp filtered water

1 cup coconut sugar

3/4 cup Dastony hazelnut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup dried raspberries

1/2 cup chopped vegan dark chocolate

In a small bowl, whisk together the flax seed and water.  Place the bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes, this is your flax egg.

In a large bowl, with a wooden spoon, mix together the sugar, hazelnut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and flax egg, until smooth.  Then mix in the flour, soda, baking powder, and sea salt in until the mixture is smooth.  Stir in the dried raspberries.

Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.  Line a sheet pan with parchment.

Shape the cookie dough into 2 inch balls, place on your baking sheet a few inches apart and flatten with a fork, like you would with peanut butter cookies.

Place in the oven and bake at 375 for 12 minutes or so, until lightly browned and set.  Allow to cool completely on a rack.

Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler (or your preferred method), and dip half of each of the cookies into the chocolate allowing the excess to drain off.  Set on a parchment lined tray to set the chocolate (it will set faster if you pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes).

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

  1. Idelys Jepson
    July 7, 2015 at 12:57

    i love almond and cashew butter most. Although I have never tried hazelnut butter, I think once I do it is sure to beat out the spot for #1 by my tastebuds!!

  2. mckenna
    July 7, 2015 at 13:30

    I love the dastony tahini. I use it in salad dressings, but have never tried the hazelnut!

  3. Jane
    July 7, 2015 at 13:33

    Although quite honestly I love all nut butters, My favourite still has to be peanut butter! But I have never tried hazelnut butter so I'm interested in giving it a shot

  4. Shari Z
    July 7, 2015 at 13:33

    Hazelnut butter is my absolute favorite. I can't wait to make these! I love all of your creations and appreciate your sharing them.

  5. Jenny
    July 7, 2015 at 14:51

    I can't quite believe it, but I've never tried hazelnut butter! I'd love to, though :) My current fave is almond, with tahini coming in a close second.

  6. Medha
    July 7, 2015 at 15:20

    I love all nutbutters but hazelnut & pistachio are my favorite.

  7. Libbi Corson
    July 7, 2015 at 15:42

    I can't wait to try this recipe and these nut butters! Both sound amazing!!

  8. Libbi Corson
    July 7, 2015 at 15:43

    almond butter

  9. Becca Z
    July 7, 2015 at 17:24

    cashew butter is my ultimate fave, followed closely by pecan butter!

  10. July 7, 2015 at 19:23

    In love with almond butter!!

  11. July 7, 2015 at 20:40

    Hard to pick, but i think my favourite has to be almond butter! So, so good. Especially with dates :)) Cashew butter is great too though!

  12. Lisa C
    July 7, 2015 at 20:59

    These look so yummy! So far, I love homemade peanut butter, but I love hazelnuts so I might just have to try this...

  13. Rosie
    July 7, 2015 at 21:22

    I don't really have a favorite, I love them all! Once I had pistachio butter that was cool!

  14. Vanessa S.
    July 7, 2015 at 22:31

    Raw almond butter is definitely my favorite but there are so many other nut butters I have yet to try!

  15. Becca F
    July 8, 2015 at 00:49

    I love almond butter.

  16. Casey
    July 8, 2015 at 01:37

    I love hazelnut butter, so good! Can't wait to try making these cookies!

  17. joanna
    July 8, 2015 at 03:10

    i love sunbutter and pecan butter! i tried to follow on twitter but it says the pages were not found...

  18. cindy tessier
    July 8, 2015 at 09:20

    my all time fav nut butter is snickerdoodle almond, but i love most nut butters and would love to win this pack.

  19. July 8, 2015 at 12:55

    my favourite is definitely almond butter! by the way, is the giveaway open to overseas too?

    • July 8, 2015 at 13:55

      Unfortunately it is only open to the USA.

  20. July 8, 2015 at 13:10

    I think my favorite nut butter would be peanut butter mixed with some cocoa butter, making it white chocolate. It tastes awesome on a tart apple. *drools*

  21. Stephanie Reed
    July 8, 2015 at 14:35

    Almond Butter!

  22. Kat Rymer
    July 8, 2015 at 19:48

    These look SO GOOD!

  23. Kat Rymer
    July 8, 2015 at 19:49

    Ooops sorry lol. Favorite nut butter is probably cashew butter right now

  24. Saniel
    July 9, 2015 at 04:13

    Pecan butter is spectacular, I like to add cinnamon and nutmeg to it. Son loves it on sprouted toast with fresh fruit. Thanks

  25. David Allee
    July 9, 2015 at 11:54

    Hazelnut is tha bomb.

  26. Dana
    July 10, 2015 at 03:16

    I love almond butter without anything added to it like salt, sugar, oils. I love adding it to smoothies, swirling it in yogurt, baking with or or just plopping a spoonful in my mouth. Oh and smearing some on a banana is yummy. I would love to try the hazelnut butter. Sounds so delicious.

  27. Joanna
    July 10, 2015 at 18:38

    My FAVORITE nut butter by far is the traditional crunchy peanut butter, especially from Whole Foods! The best in sandwhiches, crackers, pretzels, bananas, etc.....

  28. Emily N.
    July 10, 2015 at 20:13

    I like cashew butter.

  29. Dandi D
    July 10, 2015 at 21:13

    I like cashew butter and peanut butter the best.

  30. Corrine
    July 11, 2015 at 03:26

    Almond butter!

  31. Lydia Claire
    July 11, 2015 at 03:31

    Peanut butter, always!

  32. Christine
    July 12, 2015 at 05:51

    Hazelnut butter is the best! It tastes better than Nutella, I love it.

  33. karima
    July 12, 2015 at 14:58


  34. July 12, 2015 at 16:50

    Pistachio is my favorite nut butter.

  35. Joy Kim
    July 12, 2015 at 16:56

    I love natural peanut butter the most!!!!

  36. Carly Speno
    July 12, 2015 at 18:15

    I love raw almond butter! but also cashew coconut butter makes me swoon :)) Would LOVE to win this giveaway!

  37. Dewayne
    July 12, 2015 at 18:57

    Dastony's hazelnut butter and coconut butter are my favorite . Coconut butter is a great butter substitute . :) Everything is vegan friendly !

  38. Trey Smith
    July 12, 2015 at 20:41

    peanut butter has always been the best for me.

  39. Tonya Turnerhedden
    July 13, 2015 at 01:00

    Cashew butter is my fav ! It's so nummy ! :)

  40. R. Vinson
    July 13, 2015 at 01:54

    Hazelnut is my favorite!

  41. manda
    July 13, 2015 at 20:16

    Pecan butter

  42. Tonya
    July 14, 2015 at 00:56

    I'm a huge fan of the almond butter !!! I would love the chance to taste their beautiful hazelnut butter ! :)

  43. Eric Oneil
    July 14, 2015 at 01:11

    Peanut Butter!

  44. Grant Hedden
    July 14, 2015 at 01:53

    I'm a big fan of natural peanut butter but these nut butters sounds so delicious ! I hope i'm the one to win :D

  45. Steph
    July 14, 2015 at 02:23

    Natural peanut butter is still my fav

  46. Dewayne
    July 15, 2015 at 21:27

    Is the winner going to be announced ? :D I'm so anxious ! Sorry , i'm new here . :)

    • July 15, 2015 at 23:14

      The contest winner is listed in the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the page :). I always e-mail the winner and let them know they have won as well.

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