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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These tender, soft vegan peanut butter cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They have lots of delicious peanut butter flavor, with a softly sweet sensation, thanks to brown sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 103kcal


  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar , divided
  • ½ cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk


  • In a stand mixer, add vegan butter and peanut butter. Beat on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add a half cup of granulated sugar and all of the brown sugar and beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the chia seeds and vanilla until combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Pour the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture and use a spatula to stir until the ingredients are combined. Add plant-based milk, one tablespoon at a time, and stir to achieve a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • When the cookie dough is chilled, heat the oven to 375°F/190°C. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in reserved, granulated sugar to coat. Place rolled balls 1 to 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Using a fork to create crisscross marks on the top of each dough ball, slightly flattening each one. 
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown. Allow cooling for a moment on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 36 cookies.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg