This recipe was inspired by Ashley of Blissful Basil. See her original recipe here.
I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Sometimes, it is dormant or easily controlled and other times it is a raging dumpster fire of need. I’ve actively subbed dessert for ‘real food’ for dinner as an adult because I figure ‘why ingest the extra calories when all I really want is ice cream??’
Sounds legit, right? Fitness DVD coming soon.
This recipe was born in the spirit of quelling sweet treat cravings everywhere. It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s vegan. It’ll also give you another thing to wedge mini chocolate chips into if you bought the 6-pack like I did.
- 1 cup peanut butter* (I used ‘Jif Extra Crunchy’ because I had it in the cupboard)
- 1 cup brown sugar**
- Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (Amazon Link)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour ***
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- Parchment Paper
- A tall glass of almond milk (to wash down the delicious cookies)
Makes approx 1 dozen cookies with a little dough left for snacking.
* You can sub in 1/2 peanut butter and 1/2 almond butter or take the recipe in another direction and use a different nut butter entirely – go nuts!
** sub for coconut sugar to go refined-sugar free
*** Sub for 2/3 cup oat flour to make this recipe gluten-free
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together your peanut butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda & salt.
Slowly add your dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir until a crumbly dough forms.
Slowly add water and stir to distribute. Your dough should pick up most of the loose dry ingredients and begin forming a ball. Do not over mix.
Roll the dough into balls and drop onto parchment-lined pan.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Less if you made smaller cookies. They will be brown because of the peanut butter so be careful not to under or over cook.
Cool completely on the pan before moving & enjoy.
I made a dozen cookies last night and now we have 6. There are only 2 of us here. I guarantee if you bring these to a party or potluck you’ll barely have time to mention they’re vegan before they disappear. Enjoy!