Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Why vegan? Because I’d rather save my eggs to eat scrambled, boiled or over-easy. This recipe is also gluten-free, but make it whole wheat by subbing all of the flour for whole wheat flour.

As you read through the ingredients, you’ll also see that this recipe is refined sugar-free. I do my best to use maple syrup or honey in place of granulated sugar whenever possible when I’m baking for myself or like-minded friends. If I’m cooking for a skeptical crowd, I aim to please.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Serves 24 (+/- depending on size)

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp of ground flaxseed
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • sea salt

Directions

  1. Flaxseed egg: In a small bowl, mix 1 Tbsp of ground flaxseed with 3 Tbsp of water. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes. It will start to take on a gel-like consistency. You can skip this step and use a chicken egg.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter (or almond/sunflower/cashew butter), maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir in the flaxseed egg.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine your flours, baking soda and baking powder. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in your wet ingredients. Stir everything together until a dough forms.
  4. Place cookie dough in the fridge. Preheat your oven to 375° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. If your oven is quick to heat up, place your dough in the freezer.
  5. Once the oven is preheated, take dough out of the fridge/freezer and start rolling your cookies into balls about the size of ping pong balls, no bigger than golf balls. Flatten them gently by pressing with a fork twice in two different directions to make a grid-like pattern.
  6. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from the oven and serve once cool or store in an air tight container.

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