Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies in celebration of spring? Yes, please! Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are the perfect treat to start this new season off right. Abby from The Frosted Vegan shows us how.Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies remind @thefrostedvegan of springtime. Celebrate the new season with this vegan cookie recipe!

Who’s down for some dessert this Friday? My friend Abby from The Frosted Vegan is sharing a new fave in celebration of this new season, which officially begins today. I cannot tell y’all how many times I’ve wanted to lick my computer screen (or ask Abby to send me some of these cookies) since I scheduled this post. They look SO good. And they’re vegan! Take it away, Abby!

Hi there! I am so excited to be guest posting here on The Speckled Palate while Erin spends time with her new baby girl! I met Erin while taking part in a virtual baby shower for another food blogger, so I’m pretty excited to be helping her out.

When we were brainstorming, Erin asked that I post about something that I would normally make in the springtime, and even though it seems like everyone is turning to pastels and Easter at this time of year, I start thinking of cookies!

I know cookies seem like an odd thing to think about in the springtime, but for me, I like to start keeping cookie dough on hand in the freezer for friends who are coming to visit (no one likes to visit us in Wisconsin in the summer, I don’t blame them!) or impromptu patio celebrations as the weather starts to warm up.

Chocolate chip cookies are always a winner with any group, but I added peanut butter into this version and ran out of chocolate chips, so I figured chopping up a dark chocolate bar is a sufficient substitute, right? I made another version of these a few years ago with whole wheat flour and the peanut butter stuffed in the middle, but I wanted to fold the peanut butter right into the batter for this version.

Feel free to substitute in your favorite chocolate chips, but I think the dark chocolate chunks really make these a little more extra special. Also, if you are really prepared, use homemade peanut butter for these. I love really any peanut butter, but there is just something about homemade peanut butter that makes these crispy cookies just perfect!

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies // @frostedvegan for @speckledpalate
Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are the perfect sweet to kick off spring right. With the combination of peanut butter and dark chocolate, what's not to love about this dessert?

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the coconut oil, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until all are combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, vinegar, salt and vanilla. Beat until batter comes together.
  4. Fold in the chopped dark chocolate chunks.
  5. Drop the batter onto the cookie sheets by the tablespoon full, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  7. Enjoy warm!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies remind @thefrostedvegan of springtime. Celebrate the new season with this vegan cookie recipe!

 

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Abby is a corporate social media strategist, plant strong, chocolate lover who would rather spend a night rolling truffles in her kitchen with her kitty friend at her feet more than anything else. A semi-recent transplant to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Abby is embracing thevegan life in the cheese country, along with the blessing/curse of living a few blocks from an Italian bakery. The Frosted Vegan has been featured on The Kitchn, Australian Good Food Guide, FoodBuzz and Foodable. Abby likes Friday afternoon happy hours, fresh cookbooks, practicing yoga, and busting a move like nobody’s business. You can follow The Frosted Vegan on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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