Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Small Batch

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Small Batch

The BEST small batch vegan peanut butter cookie recipe! They’re light, chewy, and so delicious that nobody will ever guess they’re plant based.

Serve these vegan peanut butter cookies to anyone – plant based or not! Nobody will ever be able to tell that they don’t have eggs or butter in them. They melt in your mouth, and are the perfect combination between light and chewy. Everyone always loves them!

A stack of vegan peanut butter cookies.

Why are these cookies made in such a small batch?

Cookies…are my weakness. I love them. They never last too long in my house. I decided to experiment with some small batch baking so that my husband and I don’t end up with a batch of cookies that’s way too big for the two of us (and that we’d inevitably eat anyways). Peanut butter cookies were first on the list because we love peanut butter everything.

These easy peanut butter cookies are amazing! Not all small batch baking turns out well, but these turn out beautifully. Every. Single. Time.

A hand holding a peanut butter cookie.

How to make peanut butter cookies vegan:

Amazingly, this recipe doesn’t need any vegan egg replacements. You just have to be patient enough to let them cool for 10 minutes before moving them from the baking sheet (it’s worth it, promise).

Are you making this recipe for someone that eats gluten free?

Oats are something that can frequently be cross contaminated with gluten.  Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this recipe safe for gluten free people.

Gluten free vegan cookie dough balls.

Not feeling patient enough for cookies to bake and cool? Try my Vegan Gluten Free Cookie Dough! It’s phenomenal, delicious, and always a reader favorite.

Yield: 10 cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
The BEST small batch vegan peanut butter cookie recipe! They're light, chewy, and so delicious that nobody will ever guess that they're plant based.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (certified gluten free if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Grind the oats into flour using a blender.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and fine sea salt.
  4. Add in the peanut butter and canned pumpkin, stir to combine.  You may need to use the back of a spoon to scrape the peanut butter against the bottom of the bowl to get it fully mixed in.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the cookie dough in 1 Tablespoon sized balls on the lined baking sheet.
  6. Using the back of a fork, make the classic peanut butter cookie indentations on the cookies.
  7. Bake for 9 minutes, then let the cookies rest for 10 minutes.  They will come out of the oven soft, so it’s important to let them rest so that they set.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86 Total Fat: 4.6g Carbohydrates: 10.3g Fiber: .7g Sugar: 7.7g Protein: 2.2g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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A stack of vegan peanut butter cookies.

Looking for more vegan cookie recipes? Good Housekeeping has a list of 20 easy vegan cookies.

Make these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies the next time you’re craving a delicious dessert!

2 thoughts on “Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Small Batch”

    • Hi Jihane, I haven’t tried it without pumpkin, but if I had to use something else I’d probably try applesauce. If you try it, please let me know how it goes! -Alexa

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