Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies


These might be the main food that has fueled the Regather staff in 2020, at least our most regular treat! On almost a weekly basis, Fran’s mum posted us a big tub of Peanut butter cookies plus a motivational message of support. Thanks Lorraine!

When we learnt how quick and easy this recipe is, we knew we needed to share it. This is such a winner. Absolutely delicious biscuits.

This recipe comes from The Simple Veganista.


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (270g), creamy or crunchy (or almond butter)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or pure cane sugar (192g)
  • 6 tablespoons almond milk, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour (120g), light spelt, unbleached all-purpose, 1-1 gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • generous pinch of mineral salt (only use if nut butter is unsalted)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with silicone mat, parchment paper or leave ungreased.
  2. Make the dough: In a large bowl, add the peanut butter and sugar and mix until creamy. Stir in the almond milk and vanilla. Next, add the flour, baking soda and salt, mix to combine. The dough will be tough to stir, using your hands to mix it together will be easier.
  3. Roll and flatten: Using a 1.5 tablespoon scooper, scoop out the dough and roll into balls, about 1 ¼ inch. Place the balls of dough about 2 ½ inches apart on a baking sheet. Using the back of a fork, flatten in a crisscross pattern. Optionally, sprinkle with sugar or coarse salt.
  4. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 10 – 13 minutes (13 minutes will yield a crispier cookie that’s tender inside). Let cool a few minutes, transfer cookies to wire rack and repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Store: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for 5 days. They do well loosely covered on the counter for 2 – 3 days as well. To keep longer, store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  6. To freeze: Let cookies cool completely, store in freezer safe container for up to 2 months.