stack of peanut butter cookies on a wire rack

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These vegan peanut butter cookies are made with a short list of ingredients and come together in one bowl. They are perfect for the holidays and all year round, too. They are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and can be made paleo.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 24
Author Monica Stevens Le



  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in the almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  • Stir the mixture together until it forms thick dough. This will take about a minute. Transfer the mixture into the refrigerator for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Place 24 cookie dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, at least 1" apart. I like to use a cookie scoop. Lightly press the balls down with a fork, creating a pattern. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Let them cool on the sheet for at least 15 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool for another 10-15 minutes.


  • Be sure you are using a creamy peanut butter. Otherwise, the cookies will be dry and crumbly.
  • Measure out the peanut butter in a glass measuring cup. You will need a bit more than a standard 16-ounce jar.