VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

What’s better than chewy vegan peanut butter cookies?

Why, chewy vegan peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate, of course!  

I’m pretty picky about the texture of my cookies. Almost always I’ll go for a soft, chewy cookie with a crispy outside. But you may not be exactly like me (I know, you’re not) and love your cookies cakey or crispy. So if you’ve ever been curious about how to change the texture of your cookies, here’s a few basic tips.

The Three C’s 

Cakey Texture: You’re looking for a dry dough that will rise in the oven and spread minimally.

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  • Use pre-chilled ingredients (vegan butter, non-dairy milk, etc.)
  • Chill dough before baking
  • Use baking powder instead of baking soda
  • Increase the flour slightly
  • Use white sugar

Chewy Texture: You’re looking for a softer dough baked at a higher temperature.

  • Chill the dough before baking
  • Use high-protein flour like bread flour
  • Add extra liquid or reduce the flour
  • Use all brown sugar
  • Remove from oven when slightly underdone

Crispy Texture: You’re looking for a softer dough that will spread out before setting up.

  • Use room temperature butter
  • Bake at a lower temperature (325-350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Use brown sugar
  • Add a little bit of liquid to the dough
  • Bake all the way through

If you’re like me and think that chewy cookies are the best, you’re going to love these vegan peanut butter cookies. And if you prefer another type of texture, now you know what to do! Soft, sweet, with a little bit of crunch, and the perfect chewy texture, these peanut butter cookies might be the best you’ve ever had. But beware, once you bite into one of these incredible cookies, you’re going to have a very hard time stopping.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Chewy and unbelievable soft vegan peanut butter cookies, baked to perfection, then dipped in chocolate and crushed peanuts for a delightful sweet treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings15 cookies
Calories267 kcal
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Instructions
  1. In a stand-up mixer cream together vegan butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add vanilla extract and applesauce.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and soda, and salt. With the mixer running on the lowest setting, slowly add in the flour mixture until dough is uniformly mixed. Be careful not to over mix. Cover and chill dough for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a parchment-lined baking sheet roll round cookies, about 2 tablespoons in size. With a fork, gently flatten cookies in a criss-cross pattern.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling racks and let cookies cool completely.
  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler (this can be a bowl placed over a sauce pan with water) or microwave. Dip completely cooled cookies into the chocolate, sprinkle with crushed peanuts, and place on a parchment paper to let chocolate set up completely.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 190mg5%
Total Carbohydrates 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A5.8%
Vitamin C0.1%
Calcium6.4%
Iron5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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