Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These vegan peanut butter cookies will melt in your mouth. Add a glass of (non-dairy) milk and ... yum yum yum!

You don't have to be vegan to enjoy these delicious goodies either. Let your non-vegan friends give them a try and see if they don't want more!

Ingredients ...

Choose peanut butter that is smooth for delicious creamy cookies or chunky for some added texture.

  • margarine - Earth Balance brand (1/2 cup)
  • peanut butter - natural (1 cup)
  • sugar - Wholesome brand (1/2 cup)
  • brown sugar - Wholesome brand (1/2 cup)
  • maple syrup (1/2 tbsp)
  • water (1/2 tbsp)
  • non-dairy milk - soy, almond, or rice (3 tbsp)
  • vanilla (1 tsp)
  • flour (1 1/4 cups)
  • salt (1/4 tsp)
  • baking powder (1/4 tsp)

Instructions ...

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Cream margarine and peanut butter together.
  3. Stir in sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, water, milk and vanilla.
  4. Stir salt, baking powder, and cinnamon into flour.
  5. Add dry mixture gradually to wet mixture stirring in between additions.
  6. Roll mixture into balls and place on to cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten the tops of the balls with a fork making a criss-cross pattern (like tic tac toe).
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, checking after 8 as ovens will differ.
  9. Cookies will be slightly brown on the bottom when done.
  10. Cool and eat!

Variations for Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Add non-dairy chocolate chips or chunks (Enjoy Life brand). Chunks are great added to the tops just after they come out of the oven.
  • Instead of flattening cookies with a fork, use your thumb in the middle of the ball. Add some strawberry or raspberry jam when they have cooled ... mini pb & js!
  • Put some non-dairy chocolate or vanilla "ice cream" between two cookies.
  • Crumble cookies into non-dairy "ice cream" and add some chocolate chips or shavings. Gives a peanuty twist to cookies and cream.


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