Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies in 15 mins

Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies



  • 1 ½ cups (188g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250g) creamy peanut butter (see tip below)
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

“The smell of baking cookies, especially peanut butter ones, fills a home with love.”

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.2
  2. Mix peanut butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture, stirring until dough forms. Add milk if needed.
  5.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls, place on baking sheet, and flatten with fork.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden.
  7.  Cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  8.  Store in airtight container for up to one week.
  • For chewier cookies, use only light brown sugar. For a crispier texture, use half light brown sugar and half granulated sugar.
  • Creamy peanut butter works best in this recipe, but you can also use natural peanut butter if you prefer a chunkier texture. Just make sure to stir the natural peanut butter well before using.
  • Let your cookie dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before baking. This will help the cookies spread less and create a chewier texture.
  • Freshly baked cookies are always the best, but you can store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze them for longer storage.

Get adventurous with different nut butters like almond or cashew.

Consider incorporating chocolate chips, pretzels, Reese’s Pieces, or swirls of Nutella.

For the holidays, add festive sprinkles or drizzle with colored melted chocolate

Can I substitute natural peanut butter for regular peanut butter in cookie recipes?

Yes, but be cautious of oil separation and adjust the recipe accordingly.

How can I prevent my peanut butter cookies from spreading too much?

Chilling the dough before baking can help cookies retain their shape.

Can I freeze peanut butter cookie dough for later use?

Absolutely! Freeze the dough in pre-portioned balls for quick and easy baking in the future.





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