These vegan peanut butter cookies are chewy with a full on peanut butter flavor. It’s terribly easy to just keep popping them in your mouth but they’re small so it’s okay, right? I made them with a crunchy peanut butter, but smooth works too if you don’t want the bits of peanut.
Peanut Butter Cookie Bites (taken from Chocolate Covered Katie)
Makes about 50 cookies (I doubled her original recipe)
- 1 cup peanut butter (mine was unsalted, so I added 1/2 tsp of salt)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 6 tbsp whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or sucralose based sweetener
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Mix flour, baking soda, and sugars together. Add peanut butter, applesauce and vanilla. Form cookie balls and, using a fork dipped in water, form a crisscross pattern on each cookie. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Bake for 8 minutes. Cookies may look a bit underdone but that’s okay. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring from cookie sheet.