What’s better than a vegan peanut butter cookie?
How about a whole stack of vegan peanut butter cookies? Mmm yes, that’s better. Much better.
If you’d really rather just have one, see this recipe: Single Serving Peanut Butter Cookie.
I’ve been a vegan over ten years, which is also how long I’ve been making these vegan peanut butter cookies—my foray into the world of vegan baking. When I first went vegan, I was clueless about how to replace eggs in a cookie. Many of the recipes I found online contained a product called Energ Egg Replacer… but I was living in China and therefore couldn’t buy such a thing. So—out of necessity—I experimented to make up my own recipe.
I’ll never forget how proud I was the first time I brought these healthy cookies to a pool party. Everyone raved about them, and I loved seeing their surprised faces upon hearing the secret: these cookies were vegan! Yes, vegan peanut butter cookies that didn’t taste vegan! (Ten years ago, veganism was much less mainstream than it is today.)
The vegan peanut butter cookie recipe has another secret: applesauce! It makes these cookies so soft.
Secret Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, or almond or sunbutter (I like Whole Foods 365 brand, with salt)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp flour (whole-wheat pastry, all-purpose white, spelt, Bob's gf mix all work)
- 1/4 cup sugar or evaporated cane juice (for sugar-free cookies, see below link)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional: tiny pinch salt (around 1/16 tsp) (Taste dough to decide - I like to add it.)
Mix dry ingredients very well. Then add wet and form cookie balls. If you want soft cookies, fridge the dough for at least an hour. Then bake in a preheated oven (350F) for 8 minutes. They’ll look underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from tray.
See the following link for: *Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies*
To keep these cookies soft, store leftover cookies in a plastic container. This recipe will make about 12-16 cookies, depending on how big you roll them. (For 16 cookies, they’ll have 65 calories per cookie.)
Have you ever made vegan cookies?
Or have you ever made any vegan dessert? The best part about vegan peanut butter cookies is the lack of raw egg in the batter. So no one can stop you from eating as much cookie dough as you want!
For more peanut butter recipes: 50+ Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes.