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vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

20 Minute Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Soft & Molten!)

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  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 17
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 11 large cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These outrageously soft and molten vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are SO easy to make with a 5 minute and no chill cookie dough! Loaded with peanut butter cups and chocolate chips and ready in just 20 minutes!


  • 2 1/4 cups (275 g) all purpose flour* 
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted vegan butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup (150 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) organic granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (85 g)  dairy free yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 g) vegan chocolate chips
  • Optional: vegan peanut butter cups


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350F, and line two medium baking sheets with parchment paper. Measure out all ingredients.
  2. Make the dough: Whisk together the vegan butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until completely combined. Then add in the yogurt and vanilla extract, and whisk until completely combined. Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt, and use a silicone spatula to fold the flour into the wet ingredients JUST until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  3. Add in the mix-ins: Add in the chocolate chips and optional chopped peanut butter cups,  and fold into the dough.
  4. Bake: Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop two cookie dough balls, and roll them together (alternatively, you can use a large cookie scoop to scoop just one!). Repeat and space the cookies about 3″ apart on the baking sheet (you should get about 5-6 cookies on one baking sheet). Repeat for the remainder of the cookie dough, yielding 11 large cookies. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  5. Enjoy! Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet (this allows the cookies to set because they are very soft at first! They will set and be able to be picked up after a few minutes). Enjoy!


Gluten Free: Swap in King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten Free Flour for gluten free vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.