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Thursday, May 14, 2020

One Bowl Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are full of flavor and made with plant-based ingredients. The best part is you only need one bowl, from start to finish, to make these yummy cookies.

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 When it comes to desserts, I think my favorite dessert is cookies. I am a cookie person and love cookies. The problem with most cookies is that they are made with dairy products which is a big no-no for me. Since discovering that dairy was the cause of my severe asthma attacks through an elimination diet and a food allergy blood test, I do not consume and dairy products. That includes butter and milk, which are the main ingredients in most cookie recipes. So in order to enjoy cookies, I have to bake cookies from scratch.

Vegan baking substitutes

 It is good that I enjoy baking cookies. I have been baking cookies for a long time, since I was a kid. The only difference in my baking today is that I have to swap out the dairy ingredients in the cookie recipes for vegan ingredients. As vegan ingredients do not contain any dairy. So I now use vegan butter in my best Christmas sugar cookie recipe and vegan chocolate chips in my soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I also use plant-based milk in my sweet biscuits for strawberry shortcake recipe. I have discovered that dairy-free baking is easy and delicious.

These cookies are delicious and
  * Vegan
  * Plant-based
  * High in protein
  * Vegetarian
  * Simple to make
  * Frugal
  * One bowl
Making peanut butter cookies with grandma

I think the first cookie recipe that I ever made was peanut butter cookies. I think I was probably 4 years old at the time and I remember making peanut butter cookies with my grandma. My older siblings would go to school and I would head down the stairs to my grandma's house. My grandma would let me help her mix up the peanut butter cookie dough and then she would give me a fork. I would then carefully dip the fork into the flour and then place the fork on the cookie dough balls. I have fond memories of making the criss-cross patterns on the balls of peanut butter cookie dough. I also remember tasting the sweet raw cookie dough, something that kids can't do today in fear of salmonella.

No eggs or oil needed for these cookies

With this vegan cookie recipe, you can sample the raw cookie dough since it has no egg in the recipe. This plant-based cookie recipe also uses no butter or oil. It is an easy cookie recipe that can be made in one bowl. You don't even have to worry about the order of the ingredients since there is no butter to be creamed. Just place all the vegan ingredients into one bowl and mix them up. Since there is no oil in the recipe the plant-based ingredients are easy to mix up with your hands as it leaves no greasy mess on your hands. This cookie dough forms into the texture of play dough.

Use your hands or a stand mixer

 Since this, the cookie dough is a stiff dough, a stand mixer is an awesome small appliance to own. If you don't have a Kitchenaid mixer in your kitchen, then it is perfectly fine to use your hands to mix up the cookie dough. Some may think that mixing up ingredients with your hands is nasty but just wash your hands. The heat of the oven will kill any germs while the cookies are baking. I think mixing up cookie dough with my hands is relaxing like kneading bread dough. If you like baking bread, you need to make this honey whole wheat bread recipe that is awesome for sandwiches.

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The ultimate comfort food

 Peanut butter is the ultimate comfort food and a perfect ingredient in homemade cookies. This homemade cookie dough is so sweet and the cookies are a combination of chewy and crispy. This cookie recipe is so easy to make. You don't even have to chill the cookie dough. So this is a quick cookie recipe that can be made in under an hour from mixing to baking. The cookies only need 12 minutes to bake. It is a fool-proof recipe that is good for first-time bakers or kids who love to bake. My son loves baking cookies and this is a recipe that he enjoys baking.

Grab a glass of milk

 So mix up a batch of these delicious cookies and pour yourself a glass of plant-based milk. Cookies and milk just go together. These cookies would be awesome crumbled over a dish of vegan ice cream. These cookies are great for healthy after-school snacks as they have protein-rich peanut butter in them. You could even swap out the sugar for a low-calorie sugar like monk sugar. Looking for other healthy after-school snacks? Check out these healthy after school snacks that kids will eat. 

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One Bowl Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

One Bowl Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 48 cookies
This vegan cookie recipe uses just one bowl and is so easy to mix up. You will love that this plant-based recipe does not require any type of oil.


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter or one 16 ounce container
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk 
  • 2 cups of sugar 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, almond milk, and sugar. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and sea salt.  Mix well. The cookie dough should be thick and difficult to stir.  This is when a stand mixer comes in handy. If you don't own a stand mixer, then feel free to mix up the cookie dough with your hands. 
  4. Spoon out a small amount of cookie dough and roll the dough into about 1.5 inch balls. Place the cookie dough balls about 2.5 inches apart on the baking sheet. Next, use a fork to flatten the cookies, creating a crisscross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool before removing from the cookie sheets.
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  1. I'm not vegan but I like to have some vegan snacks once in awhile because they are very nutritious. I would love to do this cookies they look so delicious and easy to make.


  2. Looking at them it seems impossible that they are vegan. Very good. Yummy!

  3. My oldest made something very similar to these and they turned out so good! I'm going to try this recipe next!

  4. It looks sooo good! I can't wait to try your recipe! I can't believe it's vegan!

  5. Wow, they look so tempting, and also easy to make. And I love the flavour of peanut butter so I am gonna try them super soon

  6. My family loves cookies a lot. We often have cookies for breakfast! I will make these peanut butter cookies this weekend!

    1. I've made these cookies for my family and now they are our favorite!

  7. Yum....these peanut butter cookies looks so delicious just love them as they are healthy too...gonna surely try them in vacant time thanks for sharing the recipe...(World in Eyes)

  8. These look beautiful. We're making cookies today so I might suggest we try out these.

  9. You nailed the vegan peanut butter cookies. My mouth is watering just looking at the photos. I will save this for my cookie making day.

  10. These look delicious and simple to make. My daughter is always looking for new recipes to try, thanks for sharing!

  11. I LOVE peanut butter. I am so craving for it after reading your post. I am going to try it soon:)

  12. I love cookies and thank you for coming up with a simple recipe like this, can't wait to try this!

  13. These remind me of the peanut butter cookies my grandma used to make!

  14. Oh yum, these look delicious. I just love peanut butter cookies.

  15. I really love vegan cookies, I can't wait to try this recipe.

  16. I haven't had peanut butter cookies in so long. My mom used to make them when i was younger. They weren't my favorite though but i enjoy them every once in a while.

  17. These cookies look great, I love how that cross-hatched fork pressings are usually a quick indicator of what kind of cookies these are/will be, too!

  18. That looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I would really love to try this recipe!

  19. Wow! This is such a really amazing recipe! It looks absolutely delicious I love it! My kids would love this for sure!

  20. I can believe these cookie are vegan. they sound to good to be true. thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us.

  21. I love peanut butter cookies. I will have to try this recipe as it sounds like a good one.

  22. These sound so easy and delicious. We may try this with an alternative nut butter as well. It would be fun to make with the kids.


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