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Delicious Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Looking for a quick and delicious vegan cookie recipe? Try my easy vegan peanut butter cookies! Made with simple ingredients, these cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. With a rich and nutty flavour, these vegan peanut butter cookies are sure to become your new favourite treat. Whether you’re vegan or not, you won’t be able to resist these scrumptious cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Why I love peanut butter!

Peanut Butter is the one smell, texture and flavour that reminds me of being a kid. I remember white plastic bread smeared together with peanut butter. I remember our breaths smelling of it as we raced around the school playground. I remember laughing at friends whose parents stuffed celery with it and being grossed out and then in love with peanut butter combined with strawberry jam.

I first tried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups when I was about 11, bought at a local American airbase by friend with American family. I had to wait another 12 years before I would taste anything this good again!

But how I remembered and still can recall the thrill of tearing open the orange foil packaging. Smelling the peanut aroma. Slowly peeling off the brown wrapper and letting my teeth sink into that salty, sweet then salty again taste.

When I first became vegan, I felt sure that I would never taste something as delicious as those peanut butter cups.

But then I discovered the peanut butter cookie. They are buttery, more grown-up vegan cookies, tinged with the taste of peanut butter, sophisticated, but just as good made into a strawberry jam cookie sandwich. These are the perfect vegan sweet treat, and this is one of the easiest vegan cookie recipes there is! The peanut butter lovers in your life will love them!

The Most Delicious Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

The recipe is simple, switching out the eggs for vegan yogurt, non-dairy milk and vegan spread instead of butter. This classic peanut butter cookie recipe uses simple ingredients, found in most store cupboards.


Ingredients for peanut butter cookies.
  • Plain or all purpose flour. You can replace this with gluten free flour or oat flour.
  • Baking Powder
  • Vegan Yogurt. This is in place of egg / egg replacer / flax egg, working essentially as a binder. You could use unsweetened applesauce instead.
  • Soft brown sugar
  • Peanut Butter. Of course! You can’t make PB cookies without peanut butter! I like to use a brand like Skippy or Sun-Pat, (for a stronger peanut butter flavour) but feel free to use a natural peanut butter if you want a healthy peanut butter cookie. You could also use almond butter. I like to use a creamy peanut butter, but you can use crunchy peanut butter too.
  • Vegan Butter. Use your favourite brand but make sure it’s at room temperature.
  • Soy Milk. You can use almond milk or your favourite plant-based milk instead.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Chips (optional)

This is ONLY a list of ingredients for the recipe; please see recipe card below for complete printable recipe.


Beating together peanut butter with butter and sugar.

In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the butter, yogurt, milk, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla.

Folding flour into peanut butter/sugar mixture.

Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Mix well to get a firm dough.

Mix well until you have a soft dough.

Folding chocolate chips into peanut butter cookie dough.

Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.

Rolling cookie dough into balls.

Roll into balls.

Putting a criss-cross pattern onto peanut butter cookie dough using a fork.
  • Place onto your prepared baking tray, about 2″ apart.
  • Using the tines of a fork, press into the top of the dough making the classic criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until the top of the cookies are light golden brown.

Storage and Freezing

  • These will last for 7-10 days in an airtight container.
  • You can chill the cookie dough for up to 5 days before rolling into balls and baking.
  • You can also roll the dough into balls and freeze them at this stage, removing them from the freezer when you want to bake them. Simply thaw in the fridge, then bake as above.

Try my other delicious vegan cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies on a cooling rack.
How to make the childhood classic cookie, full of peanutty flavour!
5 from 121 votes
Prep 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • cups Plain flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Yogurt - vegan, plain
  • 1 cup Brown sugar - soft
  • cup White sugar
  • cups Peanut butter - (crunchy or smooth)
  • ½ cup Butter - vegan, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp Soya milk - or dairy-free of your choice
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips - (optional), vegan


  • Preheat Oven to 180c.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugars, spread, yogurt, milk, vanilla and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips if using, mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls around the size of table tennis balls, 2 inches apart, on the baking sheets, criss-crossing with a fork. and bake for 10 minutes or until just turning golden.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until just turning golden.
  • Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before removing to a cooling rack.


Check the cookies after 10 minutes to see if they still feel very soft on top. If they do, return to the oven for a couple more minutes.

Please note that where the recipe asks for milk, butter or yogurt, this refers to any plant-based version that you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. So gut, yummi!
    Vielen vielen Dank für die Gramm Angaben.
    Liebe Grüße sendet,
    Jesse-Gabriel aus Berlin

  2. 5 stars
    I would love to have these vegan peanut butter cookies at tea time in evening. My kid will love these.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these vegan peanut butter cookies for my PB-loving hubby and he couldn’t tell the difference between them and his conventional cookies. A huge hit!

  4. 5 stars
    Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combo so I definitely had to add those chocolate chips! The cookies came out really good and I’ll definitely make them again soon.

  5. 5 stars
    We have the sweetest neighbor who’s a vegan. I wanted to make her something special for all the nice things she does for our family. I made her this vegan Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. She LOVED it and even asked for the recipe. I gave her YOUR link so she could read about you and the recipe. And yes, I did taste one and they are delicious. I think I’ll even make another batch for our family.

  6. 5 stars
    I love your comment about eating peanut butter on plastic white bread when you were young! I have the same memory haha! These vegan peanut butter cookies are on my to make list. They look and sound so good!

  7. 5 stars
    Ooh the yogurt in these is a brilliant idea. They look so delicious…I love PB cookies…great recipe 😀

  8. 5 stars
    We loved these cookies! They were so full of peanut butter flavor. I’ll definitely put these on the cookie baking rotation.

  9. 5 stars
    My kids love pb cookies so I wanted to give this vegan version a try. So glad I did! They’re absolutely delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    I just made peanut butter cookies last week. The classic never grows old. It’s hard not to eat 3-4 at once.

  11. I have such similar memories of peanut butter! It has always been such a favorite of mine and I always gravitate towards recipes with peanut butter. These cookies look amazing and I can’t wait to bake them!

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