Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Tiny Batch of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most nights, I’m sitting on the couch watching TV before bed, when it hits: an absolutely insane sweet tooth. Usually I can get away with an apple or some strawberries, but last night, I just needed cookies. But I know if I made a full batch or even half a batch, I’d overindulge and we’d end the night on the sad scene of me on the couch covered in flour and cookie dough with bits of chocolate in my hair. Plus, I needed my fix fast. Enter: this recipe for six cookies. Just six! Because those single cookie recipes you see on Pinterest are for wimps who can’t handle their alcohol sugar. You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons vegan shortening of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (Under-measure on the flax and water here; use scant tablespoons but don’t worry too much about being exact.)
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I love it so I go overboard.)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (Almond butter works, too!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (I chopped up part of a bar since I didn’t have chips on hand.)

To make:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream the shortening and sugars in a bowl. Don’t use your mixer. Don’t dig out your big mixing bowls. Use a fork and a cereal bowl. We’re doing this quick and dirty because we just need cookies right now, remember?
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined, then give it about 15 seconds more of stirring. Add the peanut butter and combine.
  4. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Don’t make a mess like I did.
  5. Add your chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork like classic peanut butter cookies. Or don’t. I forgot to (as I always do with peanut butter cookies) and they were still delish.
  7. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

Devour these bad boys. Done. Now you have your fix in 20 minutes or less. You can also skip steps 1 and 7 and just eat this dough straight, which I highly recommend because what would life be without raw cookie dough? Miserable, that’s what.

raw cookie dough

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