Vegan Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Vegan butter cookies made gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free alternative.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup peanut butter natural
- 1/4 cup vegan butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed or coconut sugar for refined sugar free
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten free all purpose baking flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips mini
Stir together the flax meal and water and then set it aside to gel for 5 minutes. In another bowl, beat the peanut butter, vegan butter, brown sugar and vanilla together until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute using a hand held mixer. Add in the flax mixture and beat until well combined.
In another bowl, stir together the gluten free flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until no dry spots remain. Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scooper to scoop 16 evenly sized cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet. Cover the dough and chill in the freezer for at least an hour or preferably overnight. *This isn't required but for a tastier cookie, don't skip this.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the cookie dough from the freezer and place the cookie dough balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake them for 12-14 minutes and the edges begin to brown. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to continue cooling for 15 minutes.