Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

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vegan peanut butter cookies

We love making cookies together with the children – they always look forward to our baking sessions every other Sunday. It’s not only fun but it teaches them basic cooking skills. I want to teach them one thing for sure: food is normally made at home, from scratch with fresh ingredients and store-bought ready meals or takeaway are an occasional option. (We also rather go out to eat than ordering food – but it does happen sometimes.) So we mainly bake together at the moment, that’s where their interest is and pizza making.

cookie making

So they have been nagging for peanut butter cookies and I absolutely love them too, therefore a rainy afternoon a few days ago we spent with making peanut butter cookies. We made it vegan –  but this means, that you just have to swap butter for margarine and cows milk for oat and nut milk. 

This is a well-tested recipe of mine, my favourite crunchy and gooey peanut butter cookies recipe. They are crunchy because I use use crunchy peanut butter with peanut butter pieces, unlike most people, I found that the smooth peanut butter is more favourable. Each to their own, I say! We also throw in a generous handful of chocolate chips in, because in hour house we can’t make cookies without chocolate chips. Cookies without chocolate chips? There’s no such a thing, it’s a biscuit then!

vegan peanut butter cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

vegan peanut butter cookies

I normally do not fridge cookie batter but for this recipe it’s definitely needed. It gets firmer, easier to handle and make cookie shapes. The peanut butter otherwise melts too much and makes the cookies too flat and dry when baking them. So I pop the batter into the fridge for a minimum of half an hour before baking the cookies.

They last for a few days in a cookie tin and keep fresh. Nothing compares to the fresh and still warm cookies though!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

The classic peanut butter cookies - choc chips are optional!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: vegan peanut butter cookies
Ingredients
  • 220 g all purpose flour
  • 120 g margarine melted (or butter)
  • 240 g peanut butter I used crunchy
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 80 ml oat or nut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips optional
Instructions
  1. Melt the margarine in the microwave oven and place every ingredient into a mixing bowl.

    vegan peanut butter cookies
  2. Mix everything well.

    vegan peanut butter cookies
  3. Place it in the oven for 30 minutes to an hour. I never cover it. Just place the dough into a cereal bowl. This will make it firmer and easier to handle.

    vegan peanut butter cookies
  4. Preheat oven to 170 Celsius. Line a baking tray with a baking sheet. Form little balls of a golf ball size with your hands and squash them down with a fork.

    vegan peanut butter cookies
  5. Bake them for 20-25 minutes.

    vegan peanut butter cookies
  6. Let them cool down when they are baked before enjoying them.

    vegan peanut butter cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s few other cookie recipe from me:

Vegan Banana And Walnut Cookies Recipe

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Vegan Sweet Potato – Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Oat Flour Tahini Choc Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Recipe)

Messy Granola-Dates-Banana Cookies Recipe (Vegan and Gluten Free)

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13 comments

StressedMum (@stressedmum01) May 11, 2020 - 3:39 pm

I am loving baking more at the moment and always looking for new recipes to try, I will be trying these at some stage soon x

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Victoria May 11, 2020 - 3:40 pm

Just looking at the photos is making my mouth water! Big fan of anything peanut butter! Your photography is beautiful too 🙂

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Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee May 11, 2020 - 4:15 pm

These look so delicious. I love anything with peanut butter so need to try them!

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Round Word May 11, 2020 - 5:21 pm

They seem to be very easy to make. Looks very good. I will cook too, but without telling my husband that it is a vegan recipe. He basically doesn’t want to taste anything vegan. 🙂

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Melanie Varey May 11, 2020 - 5:27 pm

A great flavour for cookies. I love peanut butter. A clear and easy to follow recipe too.

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clurbur06 May 12, 2020 - 8:17 am

I love the look of these! But I’d end up eating the whole batch!

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Emma Reed May 12, 2020 - 11:04 am

Yummy!! I expect they are quite easy to swap ingredients in and out with too

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Rebecca Smith May 12, 2020 - 11:49 am

These would go down a treat in my house – both the family AND the pets would love them!

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Jo (A Rose Tinted World) May 12, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Ooh, these do look lovely. I bet that my daughter would love these too because she adores peanut butter!

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Yaya May 12, 2020 - 5:04 pm

Omg these look soooo good! Fantastic recipe, on my list for the weekend!

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Anna Miller May 14, 2020 - 5:01 pm

These look delicious! I think my girls would love making them too

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Round Word May 14, 2020 - 6:52 pm

I read your article after you published it. Today I made a list of my husband and sent him to the store to buy the necessary ingredients. Tomorrow I want to make your cookies.

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Steph May 19, 2020 - 2:35 pm

YEP, adding these to our list to do! They look very nice

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