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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


You’re going to LOVE these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies that are just like the classic you grew up eating as a kid!


  • 1 cup creamy all natural peanut butter (you want the drippy kind that needs to be stirred)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the peanut butter and sugars in a bowl and whisk until smooth. 
  3. Add in remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix well with a large spoon or spatula until a dough forms.
  4. Spoon out dough into 1 ½ tablespoons and roll into a ball. Place 2-3 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  5. Use a fork to lightly press down the dough in two directions.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until cookie has slightly spread and edges are lightly golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.


  • Smooth, no-stir peanut butter does not work well here.
  • The dough will seem quite thick and crumbly but that’s okay. I like to take the 1 ½ tablespoons dough and really press it together so it’s compact and then roll it so it’s nice and round.
  • When pressing down with a fork, I found that the edges really crumbled quite a bit. To make them look a little prettier, I formed the edges back into a circle just a little but see photo for reference that mine were by no means perfectly round.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookies
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 148.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan cookies, vegan baking, peanut butter cookies