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    The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt (gluten-free)

    The Best Vegan Chocolate Chunk Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies made with gluten-free and plant-based ingredients for a simple and easy homemade cookie recipe ready in under 15 minutes!

    The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt made with gluten-free, grain-free and plant-based ingredients for a simple and easy homemade cookie recipe ready in under 15 minutes!

    The Best Vegan Chocolate Chunk Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies made with gluten-free and plant-based ingredients for a simple and easy homemade cookie recipe ready in under 15 minutes!

    These cookies are MAGIC. Pure flipping magic you guys.

    I have been craving a peanut butter cookie for what feels like months and has yet to find somewhere around here that bakes one that is soft on the inside and a little crispy on the outside – just how I like my peanut buttah cookies. There are somethings that are better off being done in the kitchen and these cookies are one of them.

    Allow me to present to you The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt. A mouthful to say and true story my mouth is full of one right now as I am eating dessert and typing about my love affair with these cookies. I had planned to make an entirely different recipe today but when it came time to test, the peanut butter cookie craving started taunting me and I knew what had to be done.

    I wanted to make a cookie that was vegan, gluten-free and uses barely any ingredients so that way they are easy enough to bake after dinner when you want something quick and sweet and perfect.

    These Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt are made with creamy peanut butter, sweetened with coconut sugar and use tapioca flour as the flour. They are egg-free, dairy-free and grain-free and have no refined sugar (I promise they still taste real good!).

    I use my go-to dark chocolate bar from Hu Kitchen and cut it up into pieces as the rich chocolatey addition to the cookie. I love baking with the cashew butter bar because it adds the best flavor when it gets all melty in the oven. I had to practice crazy self control when they came out of the oven because if you remove them from the tray while hot, they will break. Gotta let them cool a bit so they stay together and get that crisp on the outside.

    You guys know my love affair with Hu Kitchen and baking with their coconut sugar-sweetened dark chocolate. And also my obsession with the NYC location where I eat about 4x a week (yes, I am insane). I love how many of you I meet in there as I’m stocking up on their paleo brownies, crack bars and the epic breakfasts they serve. But for those not in NYC, you can find their chocolates online and in most retailers. Once you stock up, here are a few of my other fave blog recipes using their dark chocolate bars: Paleo Dark Chocolate Brownie BreadDouble Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes and Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake.

    The Best Vegan Chocolate Chunk Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies made with gluten-free, grain-free and plant-based ingredients for a simple and easy homemade cookie recipe ready in under 15 minutes!

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    The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 12 mins
    Total Time 17 mins
    Yields 6 cookies

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
    2. Mix together the peanut butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and milk until a wet dough forms
    3. Mix in the tapioca flour and baking powder and mix again well
    4. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks then using a spoon (dough is sticky!) add about 2-3 tablespoons of dough into the tray per cookie, leaving space in-between as they spread a bit
    5. Sprinkle the sea salt across the cookies then bake for 12 minutes
    6. Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from tray (if you remove too soon they break!)

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    Recipe Notes

    Store leftovers in airtight container for about 5 days or freeze for 2 months


     

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Hu Kitchen for sponsoring this post! It means so much to me to collaborate with brands I love and believe in on the blog!

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    9 Comments

  • Reply Emma December 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Do you think almond or oat flour would work instead? Thanks!

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    • Reply Rachel December 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      i haven’t tested it but coconut flour is not a 1:1 sub for those. definitely check out my chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies. you can use oat flour in those! xx

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  • Reply Savanna December 17, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Is it 1/2 CUP coconut sugar? So excited to make these:)

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  • Reply Cassie December 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Loved making a few of your holiday cookies! Question: my cookies did NOT look like yours! Even when I shaped them into a cookie by patting them into a flat circular shape. I follow your recipes exactly, so can you describe HOW you shape your cookies, and in the future, in the instructions add those steps so I know how big to make them, how to shape them, and how many cookies to expect?

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    • Reply Rachel December 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      hi cassie! sorry to hear that. I don’t flatten cookies before baking. Just roll into ball-form and gently press down a little but they should still be pretty thick 🙂 hope this helps! xx

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  • Reply isabella January 7, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Can I sub it for another flours? like coconut, buckwheat, almond, etc?

    Thanks!

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    • Reply Rachel January 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      i haven’t tested those with this recipe. anytime i have a sub recommendation, i will list it in the recipe 🙂

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  • Reply Lex March 10, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    These were soo good! I made them today and ate 3 myself… whoops. Classic PB choc chip cookie. I’m going to make this again for sure!

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