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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These vegan peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with peanut butter flavor. They’re easy to make and perfect for any occasion, from a midday snack to a dessert to share with friends and family.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: DessertCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Easy


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The combination of creamy peanut butter and a touch of vanilla makes these cookies a delicious and irresistible treat that everyone will love. They’re also vegan-friendly, so everyone can enjoy them guilt-free.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup vegan butter, softened

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter, peanut butter, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the almond milk and vanilla extract to the bowl, and mix until well combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Use a fork to press down on the dough balls and create a criss-cross pattern on the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Use creamy peanut butter for the best texture and flavor.
  • Do not overmix the dough, as this can result in tough cookies. Mix until just combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to ensure that your cookies are evenly sized and bake evenly.
  • Press the dough balls down with a fork to create the classic criss-cross pattern on the top of each cookie.

How to Store and Freeze Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  • You can store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze the cookies, let them cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Complete Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories140
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 190mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 10g

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: Why do my vegan peanut butter cookies fall apart after baking?

    A: There are several reasons why peanut butter cookies may fall apart after baking, including using too little flour, overmixing the dough, using too little or too much baking soda or powder, or not allowing the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet.

    Q: How long can peanut butter cookies last?

    A: Peanut butter cookies can last for up to 1 week if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze them for up to 3 months.

    Q: Why are my vegan peanut butter cookies burning?

    A: Peanut butter cookies may burn if the oven temperature is too high or if they are left in the oven for too long. It is important to monitor the cookies closely while they are baking and adjust the temperature and baking time as needed.

    Q: Why are my peanut butter cookies not hardening?

    A: Peanut butter cookies may not harden if there’s too much moisture because of undercooking. To ensure that the cookies harden properly, make sure to bake them until they are golden brown and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.

    Q: How should peanut butter cookies be stored?

    A: Store peanut butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to store them in the refrigerator to prevent them from becoming too soft or sticky.

    Q: Why are my peanut butter cookies so oily?

    A: Peanut butter cookies may be oily if there is too much oil or butter in the dough. To avoid this, make sure to measure the ingredients accurately and use the recommended amount of peanut butter and oil in the recipe.

    Q: Will peanut butter cookies freeze well?

    A: Yes, peanut butter cookies freeze well and you can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze them, place the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag and label them with the date. When you’re ready to eat them, simply thaw them at room temperature for a few hours before serving.

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