Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Easy to make and easier to eat, thick, soft and chewy homemade peanut butter cookies made in 1 bowl with peanut butter, flour, sugar, vanilla and almond milk are the best!

February 4, 2021

servings: 22

COOKIES prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 12 MINUTES

total time: 22 MINUTES

course: DESSERT

cuisine: AMERICAN

author: NORA TAYLOR from


  • ▢ 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • ▢ 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ▢ 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • ▢ 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ▢ 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • ▢ 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ▢ 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 1/4 cup granulated sugar, optional for rolling


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add 1/4 cup sugar to a small bowl and set aside (for rolling the cookies in).

In a large bowl, cream together the vegan butter, peanut butter and sugars. Stir in the almond milk and vanilla until well combined. You can use a hand mixer, stand mixer or just a large wooden spoon.

Now add the flour to the bowl, and sprinkle the baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt on top of the flour. Stir (or use the mixer) until just combined and a dough is formed. The dough will be thick, yet sticky.

Roll balls of dough (about 1.5 tablespoons) and then roll in the sugar until coated. Place each one on the prepared baking sheet, then press the tops to create the classic criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 10-12 minutes (plus 2-3 min if you prefer them crunchy) until the cookies are very lightly golden brown; they will appear a bit underdone and soft but they continue to set as they cool.

  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. These cookies will stay good at room temperature for about a week.


  1. Makes about 20-24 cookies.
  2. Gluten free? Substitute a gluten free all purpose flour instead.
  3. May sub coconut oil, softened, for the vegan butter. I’ve tried both and they both work well. For oil free, sub applesauce.
  4. For crunchy peanut butter cookies, simply bake 2-3 minutes longer. I prefer them soft, but I know some people like crunchier cookies.
  5. You can use crunchy peanut butter if you’d like. This recipe works better using regular creamy peanut butter, not the natural stuff. I like Trader Joe’s creamy peanut butter because the palm oil added is sustainable.
  6. To store: Leftover cookies will keep for up to 5 days in a covered container at room temperature, and they can also be frozen.


serving: 1cookie, calories: 148kcal, carbohydrates: 17g, protein: 3g, fat: 8g, saturated fat: 2g, sodium: 141mg, potassium: 81mg, fiber: 1g, sugar: 10g, vitamin a: 196iu, calcium: 15mg, iron: 1mgTips for success:

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