5 from 6 votes
These chewy vegan peanut butter cookies are totally moreish and so easy to make! #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #peanutbutter
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These chewy peanut butter are the perfect protein-packed after-school snack.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan peanut butter cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Kate Ford | The Veg Space
  • 185 g peanut butter (I used crunchy, but smooth will work fine too)
  • 85 g dairy-free margarine
  • 95 g caster sugar
  • 100 g dark brown muscavado sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 160 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free milk
  • 50 g peanuts (I like to use salted peanuts, but use unsalted if you prefer a sweeter cookie)
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C / 320°F / Gas Mark 3.

  2. In a food mixer (or large bowl and electric whisk) beat together the peanut butter, dairy-free margarine, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.

  3. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and dairy-free milk until fully combined.  Roughly chop the peanuts, add to the bowl and mix until they are evenly spread through the dough.

  4. Divide the dough into 12 balls of a fairly equal size, and place on a baking tray covered with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.  Squash the balls with a fork in a cross pattern, then bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove the cookies from the oven after 15 minutes - they will still be very soft, don't panic! They will harden as they cool - this is the secret to a chewy cookie.  After 10-15 minutes they should be firm enough to move to a cooling rack, (or to eat if you just can't wait!).

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.