Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

vegan peanut butter cookies recipe

What if I told you there was a peanut butter cookie recipe that was so delicious that nobody will ever guess that it’s vegan? Well, guess what… There is! This vegan peanut butter cookies recipe is sure to become a favorite for everyone in your life. These cookies are the perfect dessert for your next get together or pot luck!

What you’ll love about this vegan peanut butter cookies recipe:

  • This recipe replaces eggs with applesauce, which creates a very soft and chewy cookie. You can also leave the cookies in the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes if you prefer them to be extra crunchy.
  • This recipe is a quick and easy ‘one bowl and roll’ recipe. It makes approximately 8 cookies, depending on the size, and only takes about 8-10 minutes.
  • These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up two five days, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to two months.

How to make these peanut butter cookies perfect:

  • Make them crunchy: If you prefer a crunchier cookie, you can use chunky peanut butter and/or add 1/4 cup of crushed nuts (I recommend using peanuts) to the dough.
  • Add chocolate chips: If there’s one thing that goes perfectly with peanut butter cookies, it’s chocolate. If you’re a chocolate-lover, this is an absolute must.
  • Resist temptation: It’s important that you don’t give into the scent and eat these cookies too early… These cookies need time to rest after you bake them. This is because the recipe uses applesauce, which will need a bit of time to ‘firm up’ before eating. If you try to eat them too early, they’ll crumble! Give them 10 or 15 minutes and they’ll come out with the perfect firm but chewy texture.
  • Just eat the dough: This recipe also makes a delicious vegan-friendly cookie dough… Because there aren’t any raw eggs like in traditional cookie dough, it’s safe to eat the mix. Skip the cookies and eat the dough if you prefer (or maybe, just do half and half?).
  • Use a substitute butter: If you have a peanut allergy, or prefer a different nut butter, it’s perfectly acceptable to use a different nut butter for this recipe. Almond butter and sunbutter are two good alternative options.

Other vegan recipes you may enjoy:

Overnight oats recipe: An easy make-ahead snack option that’s perfect to keep in the fridge for a delicious dose of protein later.

Chocolate chia pudding recipe: When you want a guilt-free snack that taste like a dessert, give this recipe a try!

Baked oatmeal bars recipe: An ideal healthy, grab-and-go breakfast or snack choice that’s easy to make and store.

Vanilla milkshake recipe: A super creamy and rich milkshake that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

vegan peanut butter cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Fresh, soft peanut butter cookies EVERYONE will love.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cookies
Calories 278 kcal


  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 3 tbsp spelt flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, apple sauce, spelt flour, baking soda, salt, unrefined sugar and pure vanilla extract.
  • Roll the mixture into even sized balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Press the balls with a fork to flatten.
  • Bake for 8 minutes then remove and serve.


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