Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


Last Updated on November 29, 2021

Vegan Cookie Dough

Edible vegan cookie dough with a peanut butter twist? COUNT ME IN!

These peanut butter cookie dough bites have been getting me through my busy week, and I’m so excited to finally share them with you! The recipe is based off of my cashew cookie dough bars, but I decided to play around with a peanut butter flavor because, well, who doesn’t love peanut butter?

They’re made with 6 simple ingredients that I guarantee you have in stock, and are such a good sweet & salty fix for an afternoon pick me up.

Vegan Cookie Dough

I’ve always been obsessed with all things cookie dough. I wanted to create a recipe that was vegan, gluten-free, and had a little spin on the traditional cookie dough. These make for the perfect snack, and would taste delicious mixed into some vanilla ice cream!

What you’ll need to make Peanut Butter Vegan Cookie Dough

  • natural peanut butter– I like to get the kind without added sugar. You can grab one that uses roasted peanuts with a bit of salt for extra flavor!
  • almond flour– super fine almond flour is my favorite kind! It doesn’t leave that grainy taste like course almond flour/meal does
  • pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt

Mix everything together, chill the dough, and roll into balls. To avoid sticky hands, I love using my small cookie scoop. However, if you don’t have one, using a tablespoon is just as good!

Vegan Cookie Dough

Although the recipe is pretty minimal, I know I’ll get substitution questions. While I do encourage sticking to the exact recipe, I know some of you may want to use up what you have at home. Below are my recommendations for making substitutions:

  1. Cashew butter would be the next best thing for these bites if you have a peanut allergy. Although they won’t taste like peanut butter, they will actually have more of a traditional cookie dough taste.
  2. Oat flour would be a great substitute for almond flour. I recommend using 1/2 cup instead of a 1 cup. If your dough is too sticky, add in 2-3 extra tbsp of oat flour.
  3. Honey or agave would be a good sub for the pure maple syrup

Can’t wait for you guys to try this one! It’s truly a perfect sweet fix that is so easy to make. Be sure to check out some of my other favorite peanut butter recipes on the blog!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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Course: Sweets


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1/2 cup oat flour could be substituted for the almond flour. If your dough is too sticky, add in 2-3 extra tbsp of oat flour.
Any liquid sweetener could be swapped for the maple syrup


  • 3/4 cup 3/4 natural peanut butter

  • 1 cup 1 almond flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4
    + 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 mini chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Stir in the almond flour, salt and chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the batter for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and scoop out about 1 tbsp worth of dough using a cookie scooper or regular spoon onto a parchment lined tray.
  • Keep stored in the fridge in a ziplock bag or sealed container for up to two weeks for more of a dough like taste, or in freezer for up to 3 months.

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  1. Absolutely love these! So easy to make and taste just like the cookie dough from the bowl :)))

  2. They taste delicious but they didn’t really get that cookie dough texture

    • Hey Katie, were yours refrigerated or frozen when you ate them? Refrigerating them gives them a softer texture, but I would suggest leaving them on the counter for 5 minutes prior to eating so they soften up even more!

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