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Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick and easy mid-week snacks, these Peanut Butter Cookies are a real crowd-pleaser. So soft, crumbly, and very "peanutty", while the aroma of the orange zest gives you the impression of biting into a slice of PB and marmalade toast but even better. It is a must-try recipe if you are a peanut butter lover or if you live with one! ♥️ You are only 1 bowl and 30 minutes away from savouring these low-sugar, dairy-free and vegan Peanut Butter Cookies! 😃 Scroll down to the gallery for tips on how to make it non-vegan if you prefer. 🍪

Peanut butter cookies drizzled with chocolate cooling on a rack

Peanut Butter Cookies

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

SERVINGS: 15 cookies


- 100g peanut butter

- 100g vegan butter

- 150g plain flour

- 2 tbsp demerara sugar

- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp water)

- 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce

- ½ tsp orange zest

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1 tbsp lemon juice

- 50g vegan chocolate

- 40g vegan double cream

- chopped peanut for decoration (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/ gas mark 4.

2. Prepare the flax egg by mixing the ground flax meal with the 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and set it aside for a few minutes.

3. Add the peanut butter, vegan butter, and sugar to a bowl and mix until well-combined.

4. Stir in the flax egg, apple sauce, orange zest, then add the baking powder and pour the lemon juice over the baking powder to activate it.

5. Finally, add the flour and mix it in until you obtain a smooth dough.

6. With the help of a spoon, scoop out some dough and form walnut-size balls with your hands.

7. Place the balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, if using, pop some chopped peanut on top of each ball, and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

8. For the chocolate drizzle, heat the double cream until it boils, pour it over the chocolate, and mix until combined.

9. Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies with a fork and let the chocolate set for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Tip: For a non-vegan version of these Peanut Butter Cookies, simply replace the flax egg and apple sauce with an egg, and use your favourite butter instead of the vegan one 🍪

A close photo of three peanut butter cookies drizzled with chocolate on a plate in front of a cup of tea and a cooling rack full with peanut butter cookies

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A close photo of a bitten peanut butter cookie drizzled with chocolate on a plate next to two more cookies

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Henrietta Kasa-Balogh
Henrietta Kasa-Balogh
11 mars 2021

My boys are huge fans of peanut butter, so I added this beauty to my weekend to-bake list. Thank you for sharing both versions of the recipe❤

11 mars 2021
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You’re welcome and enjoy your baking ❤️ Hope the boys will like the cookies (Hubby said to double up the recipe next time 😁)

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