Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Cuisine: Vegan baking and sweets

Prep time:  15 mins

Cook time:  10 mins

Total time:  25 mins

Makes: 30 cookies

Who doesn’t love a classic peanut butter cookie? They’re even better when you make them vegan.

Ingredients

2 cups peanut butter at room temperature (smooth, crunchy, or a combo)

1 cup flour (whole wheat pastry, spelt, or einkorn)

1 cup natural granulated sugar

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Work together with a pastry blender or the tines of a large fork until completely blended.

Scoop the dough up by rounded tablespoons, or a bit more if you’d like larger cookies. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet or two (or bake in batches).

Flatten the dough lightly with your palm, then press down lightly with a regular-sized fork in two directions to make that cool criss-cross pattern that peanut butter cookies are known for.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown.

Allow to cool for a bit to firm up, then transfer to a plate or container. Store cookies covered at room temperature.

Read more at http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/easy-vegan-peanut-butter-cookies/