Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

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02.12.11

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

 

My daughter Alaru is showing a lot of interest in cooking/baking these days. Well, no wonder really… she sees her mom in the kitchen most of them time :)   I decided that it’s time I let her do some actual cooking in the kitchen apart of ‘cutting’ and ‘peeling’ veggies. We made cookies together! You can see photos here on my Facebook page.

 

peanut-butter-cookies

Simple and easy to make

 

There really is no 2.5 years old who doesn’t like cookies. Mine too loves them. I thought cookies would be perfect for my first time baker ;) but I was not going to settle for just any cookie recipe. Being the health nut that I am I decided to try out a Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie. I simply took a basic butter cookie recipe but replaced the butter with half olive oil and half peanut butter. I also used all whole wheat flour instead of white flour. To make the cookie extra soft and crumbly I used a little bit of corn flour and icing sugar in it.  Make sure the peanut butter you use is vegan (has no milk solids) or even better, use home made.

 

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wonderfully lite and delicate

 

Cookies turned out surprisingly good. My husband who is generally not a fan of ‘healthier’ cookies fell in love with these. He kept asking if I was sure it didn’t have any butter in it ;) my daughter who is a great fan of peanut butter totally loved the cookies as well.

This recipe is a keeper! I am quite sure I will bake these pretty often from now on.

 

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Hard Cookie Dough..

 

make small cookies with your hands

make small cookies with your hands

 

Peanut Butter!!

Peanut Butter!!

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies ready to bake

 

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Look at those gorgeous cracks :)

 

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They taste as good or even better than butter cookies

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

They just melt in your mouth...

 

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  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup icing sugar (reduce if you don’t want your cookies too sweet)
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter (vegan and creamy)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp water (optional)

 

Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl combine oil, peanut butter and vanilla and stir everything together. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix. The mixture will be quite hard. Use your hand to make hard dough. Try not to use extra water but if it’s not coming together add 1 or 2 tbsp of water.  Cover and keep aside for 5-10 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree C.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the hard cookie dough and make small cookies with your hands.  Place them on the try with a little gap in between. Bake them for not more than 10 minutes. As soon as the cracks begin to appear take them out of the oven. Cookies will look too soft and brittle but let them cool completely. They will harden as they cool down. If you over bake them the base will brown too much and cookies will not melt it your mouth.

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28 comments :

  • sahib

    hey these are so amazing that i absolutely had to share my joy! i made them with jaggery and its just divine cause the jaggery gives a caramelly chewiness. this is really a keeper. btw kudos i love all ure recipes.

  • Brooke De Lira

    I came across these cookies after losing my previous vegan peanut butter cookie recipe. What a pleasant surprise! They are perfectly moist and have a great flavor. I used a vegan chocolate peanut butter and added chocolate chips. My family can’t get enough of them!

  • Marissa

    These look delicious! Have you tried it with almond butter?

  • Asmita

    It’s wonderful that you have used such healthy ingredients. My daughter too who is 5 loves to bake with me. It is a lot of fun.
    Love the photographs.

  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice

    Hi Chinmayie – your latest baked goods and peanuts recipes are making me drool. I like how you often pay attention to the ingredients, making the healthy options without sacrificing on the flavors. Right now, I just want to grab those cookies and eat them!:)

  • Amy

    My friend and I came across this recipe and think it looks amazing, however we don’t have corn flour. When i looked up substitutions for it online, i found that it could be referring to one of two things: flour made from finely ground cornmeal, or it can be synonymous for cornstarch in some countries. I was just wondering if you could clarify which this calls for so that we can make it!

  • Rosa

    Lovely cookies! Healthy and so enjoyable.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Nupur

    I tried this recipe the result was great! Thanks for sharing this one. Can you post a guide on the basics of baking? (like the pans, trays, tools to be used)

    • Chinmayie

      Hey Nupur! Glad you liked the recipe :) I never really considered myself as expert baker which is why I haven’t done a baking basics post. Will share some informative links with you :)

  • Anita

    Made this today and loved the taste and the texture! thanks for this gem. Bound to be a favorite baking recipe repeated often

  • belle (tinkeringinthekitchen)

    what a delicious sounding (and looking!) recipe! Im going to grab a coffee and read more, so glad i found your blog :) Belle

  • Kalyan

    Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  • sreelu

    how sweet is to bake with lil daughter, lovely pics as always

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Mmmm.. yummy! I love it that your daughter is having fun baking as well :)

  • Hannah

    I love peanut butter cookies and these look SO good. I love that you used whole wheat flour, too. I’m baking a batch today – I need a vegan dessert for tonite and these will be a hit. So nice to discover your lovely blog!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love your photography of the peanut butter cookies. When I made green tea cookies, I really had a hard time taking my first cookie pictures… Love your photograph here. I need to make peanut butter cookies too. I should ask my kids to help. :-)

    • Chinmayie

      You are right! Even I find it hard to photograph cookies Nami… I just like to keep the cookies is one place and shoot.. I am not really so much into elaborate styling and studio like shots.

  • dassana

    yummy cookies… just one question chinmayie… can i substitute the peanut butter with almond or cashew butter or any other substitute you may know of?

    • Chinmayie

      Actually I have been wanting to try the same cookies with a more neutral nut butter Dassana. I think it should work. basically replace butter with nut butter… May be you should try it and let me know :)

  • Brooke

    You are making me so happy with all these peanut recipes, Chinmayie! Yum!

  • Cara

    These have got to be the tastiest looking peanut butter cookies! And I love the fact that you used whole wheat and corn flour. How unique. I am tasting them right now and I want to eat 4 more :)

  • Zareena

    Lovely presentation and amazing clicks. I want the perfectly baked cookies now..:(

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