Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made with just 7 simple ingredients in 20 minutes or less! These cookies have a good amount of crispiness around the edges, but are soft inside. They aren’t as “dense” as other peanut butter cookies, thanks to a secret ingredient!

tall stack ofOil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are oil free! That’s right, no butter, vegan butter, canola oil or anything like it. There is a lot of peanut butter, so these cookies are by no means low fat, but if you are avoiding oil, then this is a good recipe for you! 

These cookies sure don’t need oil to be chewy, rich and delicious. You won’t miss it at all. Most peanut butter cookies call for loads of butter or even shortening. These are a much healthier version of everybody’s favorite cookie! And they don’t sacrifice on taste. The secret ingredient is…… applesauce. I don’t usually like applesauce in dessert recipes, but somehow, it really works in this recipe! It makes the cookies a bit lighter, not as dense as peanut butter cookies usually are. But they still hold together well, and they DON’T taste like applesauce.

My kids love these Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a true favorite in our home. This recipe makes a pretty small batch, so they might go really fast! Double the recipe if you want more.

close up shot of Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If peanut butter and chocolate aren’t your thing, you can leave out the chocolate chips for a purely peanut butter cookie.

These cookies can easily be made gluten free by using a gluten free blend of flour. They turn out just fine with any kind of flour you want to use. Happy baking!

Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on pan crowded together.

If you make this recipe, let me know how it goes! Rate it, leave a comment and tag a photo @noracooksvegan on Instagram. Enjoy!

tall stack ofOil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.89 stars (17 ratings)

Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made with just 7 simple ingredients in 20 minutes or less! These cookies have a good amount of crispiness around the edges, but are soft inside. They aren't as "dense" as other peanut butter cookies, thanks to a secret ingredient!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 10 cookies

Ingredients 
 

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons no sugar added applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour *Can also use a gluten free mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • tiny pinch of salt, optional *If your peanut butter is unsalted, you may add a tiny pinch of salt.
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips, mini ones if you can find them

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Add the peanut butter, sugar, applesauce and vanilla extract to a medium bowl. Mix well until combined.
  • Now add the flour, baking soda and salt if using, to the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scooping a heaping tablespoon at a time, roll into a ball and flatten onto the baking sheet a little bit, creating a cookie shape. These cookies won't flatten out much while they bake.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. They will appear very soft and not done, but as they cool they will set. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan, or they may fall apart. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
Did you make this recipe?Mention @nora_cooks_vegan_ or tag #noracooks!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Read my full disclosure here.

Posted In: , , , , ,

you may also like:

Comments

  1. I tried the recipe. They tasted good but never got hard. I baked them for ten minutes and let them cook for ten minutes.  They are almost like raw cookies. They were edible but would like them to be a little hard.

  2. Quickly made these for a gathering I am going to tomorrow and was disappointed that I only got 8 cookies from this recipe. Looking more closely at the measurements it makes sense but usually with Nora’s recipes I get a good helping without having to double.

  3. Made recipe as-is and they came out perfectly delicious! Cooked for 9 minutes, waited 10 minutes and they were a little crispy on the edges but soft and chewy on the inside. They were a hit with my hubby and 16 year old. This recipe made 13 cookies so I’ll definitely double it next time!

  4. Absolutely fabulous! I bake a ton of sweets and mostly vegan. I have a few favorite go-to recipes and this will be added to the list! Thanks so much! PS: I used monkfruit sweetener instead of regular sugar. Worked great!

    1. Thanks for sharing your review and comments! I’m thrilled this recipe will be added to your go-to list! Happy cooking!

  5. These are delicious. I doubled the recipe for my husband’s birthday and used a medium cookie scoop and got 24 cookies all together. I will be making these again

  6. I’ve made these twice now using almond flour and they’re addictive! Delicious! Extremely soft but I don’t care!! Haha!

  7. These are fantastic! We’ve been trying to really cut down on oil, and never would have guessed that these cookies would be as good as any recipe with tons of butter. Thanks!

  8. Made these yesterday and they are now my go to recipe. Simple ingredients and directions were spot on. Just finished up the batch a few minutes ago and they were still as  moist as they were yesterday. Thanks for a great recipe! 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.