Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies


As I’ve mentioned before, I like baking for my class every week.  Last week, we started talking about random things at the end of class, and one girl mentioned she is a vegan.  I felt a little bad, because every week she hadn’t been eating my baked goods!  While I don’t want to change the goodies only for one person, I think it’s okay to accommodate her dietary needs every so often.  Remember my post about being a “Picky Eater”?

I hadn’t really planned a baked good when I went to the grocery store on Friday.  So I looked around for a recipe using ingredients I had at home. Here’s my version:

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

adapted from 101 Cookbooks Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (you can probably use spelt or all purpose)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy should work, I used smooth)
1/2 cup Agave Nectar
2 1/2 tbsp Canola Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.  In a larger bowl, combine the wet ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.  Chill dough for a few minutes in the freezer (I did this while I quickly washed dishes).

Spoon dough onto a baking sheet (about tablespoon sized drops), press with a fork, bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cool and eat your heart out!

Makes about 20 cookies.

In other news, today has been the most unproductive day of my life!  Other than going to the gym and baking, I’ve pretty much done nothing since 7:15am when I woke up.  I need to get some reading done, prepare for my discussion section and then babysit!

Lastly!  I’m almost out of peanut butter!

While I know I just bought 2 jars of Barney Butter, I like having a variety of nut butters around.

What’s your favorite Peanut/Nut butter?

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13 thoughts on “Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. kilax says:

    I have been looking for a vegan PB cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing. I cannot wait to try these. Since I am lame, Peanut is my fave nut butter. I get headaches from tree nuts, so I have not tried others.

  2. Erin says:

    I’m loyal to PB – Trader Joe’s unsalted creamy – but do dabble in AB every now and then. 😉 As a kid, my favorites were PB cookies with a hershey kiss in the middle. My friend called them “belly buttons” and that seemed like such a cute name.

  3. Danielle says:

    Your cookies look amazing (and egg/dairy free too?!) They have me written all over them…

    My favorite nut butter would be sunflower seed butter, which I guess doesn’t count

  4. Jessica@Healthy Exposures says:

    Almost made cookies similar to this today, but then laziness got the best of me 😛

    My current favorite is naturally nutty chocolate coconut!! sooo good. i can’t wait to try the other flavors I got, but I hate having too many jars open at once. Guess that just means I need to start eating bigger spoonfuls, right? hehe…

  5. Karin says:

    Those cookies look fantastic! I’ve never made PB cookies before and should really give them a try.
    We have fantastic almond butter over here and I can’t stop eating it, it’s SO good!

  6. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    you’re so considerate, your class is soooooo lucky to have you! 😀
    Those cookies look like store-made, so good! 🙂
    I like PB&Co. PBs, specially wonderful chocolate.

  7. louisianagrown says:

    How sweet of you to consider your vegan student! You should just whisper to her that she can eat the cookies and never mention it to the rest of the class. They would probably never notice.

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