Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
The best chewy chocolate cookies filled with sweet peanut butter and made vegan!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 22 cookies
for the peanut butter
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter creamy
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
for the cookies
- 2 tbsp ground flax meal
- 6 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose baking flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chopped chocolate vegan
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp vegan butter sticks at room temp
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- flaked sea salt optional
for the cookies
Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a small bowl, stir together the flax meal and water and set aside for at least five minutes to thicken. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and baking soda until combined.In another bowl, use a handheld mixer (or you can use a stand alone mixer) to beat the room temperature butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth and creamy. Add in the flax egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and stir until a dough forms.
Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scooper to make cookie balls and drop them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Remove the peanut butter from the freezer and place a peanut butter dollop on the top of each cookie ball. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to continue cooling. Top with flaked sea salt before serving.
*Note* For a more aesthetically pleasing cookie, add chopped chocolate or chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies as soon as you remove them from the oven.
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