These classic vegan peanut butter cookies are deliciously soft, light, peanut buttery and satisfying. No one will have any idea they are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! 

Peanut butter and chocolate are the best food combination ever! I refuse to hear anything differently.

Smoosh those two into a cookie and you’ve got one mouth-watering recipe sure to impress.

Do you remember that peanut butter cookie recipe that used to be on the back of the Kraft Peanut Butter jars? That’s what these cookies are like. Only better because they have chocolate chips in them.

They are just as easy to make, too. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix up, and bake for 8 minutes and you’re good to go.

These vegan peanut butter cookies only have good-for-you stuff in them. They are made moist with apple sauce, and sweetened with maple syrup. I used brown rice flour, so they are gluten free friendly as well!

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Back to the Cookies

Okay, back to these delicious vegan peanut butter cookies. A couple notes to read before you make them:
– These cookies are made using natural peanut butter. I bet they’d be equally delicious with normal peanut butter, but I found them just the right amount of sweetness with the natural
– To bake these, I used parchment paper on a baking sheet. With maple syrup, these cookies are a bit on the sticky side so it’s an easy, oil-free solution!
– If you want to achieve the classic mom’s peanut-butter cookie look, just stick a fork in the top of cookies for the signature four lines on top

That’s it — That’s all. Happy healthy baking my friends!

The Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies With Chocolate Chips

A delicious veganized take on classic peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips! Gluten-free, refined sugar free, and ready in 15 minutes or less! 
4.87 from 15 ratings


  • 1 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Cup Dark Dairy Free Chocolate Chips


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
  • Roll into small cookie sized balls and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper. You should have between 9-12 cookies. 
  •  Bake in a preheated (350F) oven for 8 minutes.
  • Remove cookies and let them set for 10 minutes. *They may seem undercooked when you first take them out of the oven 
Calories: 261.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.8g, Protein: 7.4g, Fat: 18.6g, Saturated Fat: 5.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8.5g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 0.6mg, Sodium: 230.9mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 2.4g, Sugar: 9.8g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 0.03mg, Calcium: 84.6mg, Iron: 1.3mg