Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe (with a Chocolate Chip Variation)

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you are having a joyful time with your family and friends.

Last night, after attending a Christmas church service, hubby and I perfected my new Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. I tried making them once before, but having never had a peanut butter cookie (I know, pity me) 😉 I did not really know what I was looking for, so he was my taste guide. After my first attempts we established that cookies needed to be crunchier and more peanut-buttery. I even went as far as going to the nearby Whole Foods to try one of theirs to have a point of reference. 😉 And, last night hubby’s dream for home-made Peanut Butter Cookies came true–they turned out to be everything that he thinks a peanut butter cookie should be.

So, in the spirit of sharing, try this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe and enjoy!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

yields 18-20 cookies

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WARNING: THIS IS NOT A HEALTH FOOD, ALTHOUGH IT IS ALL PLANT BASED! 😉 As such it is to be made and eaten only occasionally and sparingly. 


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white, unbleached sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt (if you use other kinds scale down, since Himalayan salt is milder in taste)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance butter (vegan)
  • 1/2 cup fresh peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  • Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, into a food processor and blend until well combined (you will end up with a slightly flaky batter, which you will finish mixing by hand, pressing all particles in)

  • If you would like to make some cookies with chocolate chips, transfer dough into a bowl and divide into 2 parts; if not, you can keep it in the food processor container
  • If you are making half of the cookies with chocolate chips, add 1/4 cup of chips into the half of the dough and mix them in by hand, as you are rolling cookies
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • For plain cookies: form 1 inch hockey pucks/balls out of the dough, place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart; using a fork create beautiful indentations and press the dough down to form round disks

  • For chocolate chip cookies: form 1 inch hockey pucks/balls out of the dough, press each down with your hands to form round disks, place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart

  • You will end up with 18-20 cookies
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes or until golden–if you have a narrower oven and have to place one sheet on the bottom rack and one on top, make sure to switch them up after 5 minutes–do not over-bake, as cookies will turn out to be EXTRA crunchy
  • Cool cookies off on a cooling rack and enjoy with a cold cup of almond milk
  • Store remaining cookies in an air tight container

NOTE: If you don’t want cookie as crunchy use all white sugar instead of using brown sugar.

Merry Christmas!

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