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Peanut butter cookies on a white plate with a glass of milk and more cookies in the background

Easy peanut butter cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies are soft, crumbly, and have a rich caramel taste that is loved by everyone. Try these vegan cookies at least once, I am sure they will become your favorite cookies, especially if you like peanut butter.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 large cookies
Calories 264kcal



  • In a large bowl, add peanut butter and sugar. Mix until the sugar gets dissolved and the mixture becomes creamy. To fasten the process put in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix, and then allow to reach room temperature before adding the other ingredients.
  • Add milk and vanilla extract. Mix.
  • Next, add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix using your hands to make a dough.
  • Take equal-sized portions of the dough. Roll between your palms to form a ball and then slightly press to flatten. Put on a baking tray lined with a baking sheet. Press with the back of a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the cookies.
  • Bake at 180°C (around 400°F) for 12- 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start turning golden brown. Small cookies will be ready in 10-12 minutes.


  • Use a fresh jar of peanut butter. The old jar has less oil content so the cookies may turn very dry.
  • Microwave the peanut butter and sugar for around 30 seconds and then allow the mixture to reach room temperature before adding other ingredients. This will soften the peanut butter which will make mixing the ingredients very easy.
  • You can also add dairy-free chocolate chips to the dough. In that case, you can reduce the amount of sugar otherwise the cookies will become very sweet.
  • To add a crunch you may sprinkle crushed peanuts/ any other nut on top of the cookies before baking.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg