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vegan peanut butter cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies drizzled in rich dark chocolate. A simple and easy vegan cookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Keyword healthy dessert recipe, peanut butter cookies, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Taavi Moore


  • ¼ cup room temperature vegan butter
  • ½ cup (80g) dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (120g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (29g) non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup (172g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer or whisk vigorously to cream together vegan butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter until smooth followed by non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Beat on medium until a soft dough forms. 

  3. Use a small cookie scoop to evenly distribute the dough onto the baking sheet. Use a fork to press cookies down, forming a cross-hatch pattern (see photos above). Bake for 11 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Cool for an additional 10 minutes before drizzling in chocolate. 

  4. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Drizzle each cookie with dark chocolate. (Optional): Sprinkle over a bit of sea salt.