Thursday, 30 April 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This was one of those recipes that came out of utter desperation - a sudden crazy craving for peanut butter cookies! I've always loved a good peanut butter cookie, it was always one of my go-to cookie recipes when I was a child - yes, baking at a young age I was :-) 

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here I decided to throw in some chocolate chips for obvious yum reasons and I am so happy with the outcome; seriously one of the best PB cookies I've had, vegan or not! Perfect texture and flavour, dead simple and ready in no time....yay! Hope you like them :-)

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Yields 12 cookies

¼ cup vegan butter, softened
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup caster or granulated sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup + 2 Tbsp plain flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ heaping cup vegan chocolate chips (50g)

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and peanut butter until well mixed. Add the sugars and vanilla and beat until well mixed and slightly fluffy. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon until no more flour shows then stir in the chocolate chips. The mixture should look slightly crumbly by hold together if you give it a squeeze.

Take about tablespoons full of the mixture and squeeze and roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough, you should get about 12 cookies here. Now take a potato masher and give each one a gentle stamp just to flatten slightly - don't take your frustrations out on them here and pound them into oblivion :-) Just a little stamp down!

Pop them in the oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown, especially around the edges. Remove from the oven, they will be soft so leave them on the tray for 5 minutes to firm up then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note: the 2 missing cookies here were NOT from me being an impatient greedy so and so. Sadly 2 slid off the tray and straight on the floor when I was moving the tray - oh the humanity!
Now, I just slide the baking paper with the cookies onto my wire rack. Let cool slightly and either enjoy warm with melty chocolate loveliness or wait until they are fully cool. Lovely with a glass of ice cold almond milk :-)

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutritional Information: based on 1 cookie out of 12

Calories: 132
Fat: 6.5g
Sat Fat: 1.2g
Protein: 2.0g
Fibre: 0.8g
Carbs: 14.5g
Sugar: 10.7g
Sodium: 134mg

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  1. Those cookies look perfect. I've been way into the chocolate and peanut butter combo lately (actually enjoying a vegan chocolate and crispy peanut butter bar "as we speak"!). Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks! One of my favourite combinations as well :-)

  2. I made a batch of these & took them into work today where they were a great hit ... thank you!

    Anne, Cdn in England

    1. Hi Anne! That's great to hear, so glad they were liked :-) Thanks!

  3. Your blog looks beautiful with awesome recipes. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies looks very delicious. It looks very tasty with perfect ingredients. It makes my day sweet. Can't wait to try this recipe. This is also a good weekend with my family with this recipe.Thanks for sharing your ideas and I am hoping for more recipes.Nice post indeed.

    1. Thanks so much :-) Hope you like them!

  4. Wow those cookies look really scrumptious!
    I have a question though- would you have any idea how to make these gluten free? My new flatmate is gluten intolerant and I really don't have much experience with gluten free baking. I noticed that the amount of flour isn't so much proportionately speaking so I'm thinking maybe a mix of ground almond and readymade gluten free mix?

    1. Hi! So funny you should ask this.....recently my husband has been noticing wheat isn't his best friend and I've been making a gluten free chocolate chip peanut butter cookie that we have all been LOVING!! I've been a little busy to post it but will hopefully get it up soon, I may just update this post with the recipe, hopefully this weekend :-)

    2. Perfect timing then! Thanks so much for your reply and for sharing all your beautiful recipes :)

    3. Hi again! Recipe is finally up - I've done it as a new post :-)


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