This raw vegan peanut butter cookie dough only has 4 ingredients and it so quick, easy and delicious! It’s also grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
I’ve been trying to get pictures of this raw peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough since August. That means I’ve consumed about 7 pounds of peanut butter in dough form and more importantly – I’ve had some time to perfect the recipe!
My problem at the beginning was that my cookie dough was too greasy. The vanilla weirdly enough seemed to be the issue! I used homemade vanilla and really have no idea why this resulted in greasiness.
So I left it out this final time and it worked. I also used a vanilla bean but I really didn’t taste any difference between pre and post vanilla bean. So save your vanilla beans for something else!
For the flour, I had to use something a little more neutral tasting than whole wheat flour. Almond flour worked wonderfully and you can’t taste it at all. So if you don’t like almonds, you can still make and enjoy these!
I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly sure about the yield. Because every time I make this cookie dough, I roll a ball, eat a chunk of dough. Eat another piece of dough, roll a ball. Eat half of the ball and then repeat.
So I just made 1/6 of the recipe and got 2 nice sized balls. That makes these the perfect solution for people with self-control issues. All you do is mix together the four ingredients and roll the dough into balls. So it’s not like you’re putting in a lot of time and effort for such a small yield. Woohoo!
If you store them in the refrigerator, these peanut butter cookie dough balls harden and get crumbly when you bite into them. So I left mine at room temperature and ate them up really quickly. I had no problem with this. :)
I bet these balls would be amazing in this Single Serve Cookie Dough Dip from Food Faith Fitness!
If you’re dealing with peanut allergies, stick around. I have some ideas for a few other nut butter cookie dough variations.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, raw)
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- Yield: twelve 1.5" balls
- 3/4 cup (192 grams) natural peanut butter1
- 2 tablespoons (40 grams) honey (agave for vegan)2
- 70 grams almond flour3
- 6 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (if dairy-free, use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
- a pinch of salt if your peanut butter is unsalted
- Mix everything together and roll into 12 1.5" balls.
- If it seems crumbly, let it sit for 10 minutes. If it doesn't seem doughy enough, add a teaspoon of water at a time until you like the consistency.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
- I haven't tried these with commercial peanut butter (Skippy, Jif, etc.) but I'm assuming that they would not work.
- I used honey in these but agave would also work for a vegan version. Maple syrup also might work, but I'm thinking you might have to add a little extra almond flour.
- 70 grams almond flour is about 2/3 cup but it's really better to weigh almond flour as most brands are different.
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Added 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup sliced almonds.
Used mostly almond butter but 1/4 skippy chunky. I mixed all in food chopper.
Turned out very good. I loved the added nuts.
Sounds like a great addition! Thanks for sharing. :) So happy you liked it!
You may have heard this but I tried the recipe with whole grain flour and Jiff (it’s what I had) and it’s delicious! I just stored it in a bowl though, I didn’t make balls. It was great! I definitely like the honey in it more than maple syrup (which I also tried) but they each have a unique taste. Thanks so much for the recipe!
I’m so happy it worked out well with whole grain flour and Jiff! Thanks for the tip. And I do love peanut butter + honey. It’s hard to beat. :) Thanks a bunch for your comment!
Sounds perfectly delicious! Paleo sub for almond flour? My boyfriend has a treenut allergy.
Thanks! Unfortunately, nuts flours aren’t interchangeable with non-nut flours. I’ve heard of people using sunflower seed flour as a sub but I’ve never tried it and have no idea if it’d work here. Sorry about that! :(
Very good! I loved them but my kids asked for plain chocolate chip cookie dough balls. More for me.
I made this recipe a second time. I substituted cashew butter for the peanut butter and they tasted like regular chocolate chip cookie dough. Thanks Erin!
Oooh, yum! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the tip! :)
Haha. Hopefully they liked the cashew butter version more! Thanks for your feedback. And my goodness, you’re baking quite a lot these days. ;)
Hi Erin! These are fantastic! I made them on Friday for myself and my very picky boyfriend to enjoy and they were awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you don’t mind, but I linked to your recipe on my blog (and mentioned your new book that’s coming out – congrats!). It just wouldn’t be right not to share this recipe with others.
Thank you so much for sharing these with us! Delicious!
Haha. I’m happy your picky boyfriend enjoyed them, too! Of course it’s okay to link to the recipe – thanks so much. :) And thanks for the feedback!
I don’t understand why people are saying this “won’t work” with slightly different ingredients….it is just “cookie dough”….. I used 2/3 cup whole wheat flour, a little more than 3/4 cup natural pb, qnd honey. It rolled just fine and tastes great . “
Wheat flours and nut flours generally aren’t interchangeable but I’m happy it worked out for you! I love baking with whole wheat flour so I’ll probably try your version soon. Thanks for the feedback!
I did not have natural peanut butter which is rare for me. Anyway, I did use a commercial brand. You were right to assume…. it did not work. Looking forward to making them again tomorrow with natural peanut butter. Thank you for the recipe.
I hope that you’ll enjoy them more with natural peanut butter! Let me know how it goes. :)
I have been experimenting with all sorts of recipes because, frankly, I love and am addicted to cookie dough but wanted a healthier version. Out of all the ones I’ve tr is by far the best one! For experiment’s sake, i made a chocolate version by adding a tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, a tsp of vanilla extract, a half teaspoon of almond extract, and a half teaspoon of water to keep a creamy consistency. I have to say you have created a great recipe, a definite keeper!!!! The only con I can come up with is that it is going to disappear too quickly! ;) I guess I will just have to make more. :-)
What a compliment! Thank you. :) I love the idea of your chocolate version. Sounds amazing! I’m definitely going tot try that. Thanks for sharing and for your feedback! :)
These look delicious, and perfect for a HOT day when I am craving chocolate chip cookies. My daughter has a severe tree nut allergy, so nut flours are not an option for us. I see you said that w/w flour is a no go, any other good flour substitutions that you can think of? Coconut flour maybe?
The problem with regular flours is that they say you shouldn’t eat them raw. There was a big hoopla about people getting sick from eating raw flour a while back. I eat raw cookie dough and batter all the time but I guess there’s a tiny chance you could get sick. I haven’t tried this myself but supposedly, you can make your own sunflower seed flour and it works as a sub for almond flour. Coconut flour is really tricky when it comes to subbing and I never recommend it. I’ve tried it myself and it always ends badly. I hope the sunflower seed flour link helps! :)
Hi! I’m a calorie counter – any nutritional info? They look amazing!
Hi, Kacey! I intentionally don’t include the nutritional info (I focus on making healthier choices rather than low calorie / fat / etc.) but you can copy and paste the recipe here for that info, if you like. I hope you’ll enjoy them! :)
Can you bake these as is, or would you need to add extra ingredients? I love them raw but thought I could bake them too!
Good question! But I’m not really sure since I haven’t tried it. If you do try, let me know how it goes. :) And if you want something doughy that can be eaten raw and baked, try these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies dough balls. Thanks for the feedback! :)
Made a batch today to munch on. YUM-O! Thanks girl!
Oooh! So happy that you liked it! Thanks for letting me know. :)
Is there anything I can use in place of almond flour? I want to make them soon but was just at the store! I know it may change the taste, but any substitute would be worth trying! Thanks!
So sorry for the slow reply, Lisa! You could use a different type of nut flour. :) Unfortunately, nut flours and regular all-purpose or whole wheat isn’t interchangeable. Sorry about that! Hope you can get your hands on almond flour soon. :)
I’m a silly American and when I used the conversion calculator – 70 grams of almond flour is about 1/3 cup. This is almost NO flour. Is this right? Is this recipe for such a tiny portion?!
I’m a silly American, too. ;) I wrote in the notes section that it’s about 2/3 cup but that it’s better to weigh it because the brands vary so much. So this recipe does make a small amount but not 1/3 cup tiny! I hope it didn’t end in disaster. :)
Thank you for clarifying! I am planning to make them tonight – I shared the recipe on Facebook and had 3 girlfriends reshare and told me they are planning to make them too!
I’m so happy to hear that! I hope that you and all your girlfriends enjoy the cookie dough. :) And thank you for sharing!
Thanks for this recipe. My 6-year-old daughter is on a pretty strict diet and we are so happy to have a treat she can eat! Have made these 3 times in the past month!
YUM! These look so so so amazing!! Gonna go and buy some peanut butter and make these ASAP! :-)
Ps. I am one of those people with self control issues. At least a quarter of the dough gets consumed by me raw before baking. Always.
Wait just a minute. None of that good stuff! You have to use the homemade, peanuts only kind. So you mean you have to go buy peanuts! :D
you have a simple peanut butter recipe, and ill give it a go! assuming we can get the right things in the uk. need to get almond flour before i can make these though… they look soo good!
If I can get the stuff in Germany, then I’m sure you can find everything in the UK! :) I hope you’ll enjoy them. Let me know how they come out!
Just made these and they really hit the spot. Thanks!
Yay! Happy to hear that you liked it. Thanks for the feedback. :)
I could think of about a million ways to eat these, including straight out of the dish : )
I think that’s definitely the best way to eat them! :)
Oh my, it is a good thing I don’t have any almond flour in my house – or I would be in the kitchen making these right now!!
Erin! You have to buy some almond flour. Just a little. It’s good stuff. :D
Erin, these look wonderful. I’ve made something similar recently and I can’t believe how good they are without any butter or flour. I would love to reach into the computer and sneak a couple of these yummy treats!
Hehe. I hope you post your version soon! I imagine a version with butter and flour could only be more delicious. ;)
Really like the idea of no bake cookie balls-especially small batch! Thanks for working out this delicious recipe ;-)
Thank you, Patty! Small batches are just so much better sometimes, aren’t they? :)
These are gorgeous, Erin. I can’t do the honey or the agave, but my kids would love this. Add it to my list of to-dos!
I hope your kids will like them! :)
Can you have Coconut Nectar? That’s what I usually use
I haven’t tried that but I imagine it would work. Let me know how it comes out! :)
It works great with this recipe! I use it all the time and haven’t had any issues with it :)
Yay! So happy that you liked the recipe. Thanks a bunch for the rating and feedback. :)
I love super easy recipes like this! I would def do the same thing as roll, eat some dough, roll, eat some dough, roll… :)
Yeah, unless there’s someone there to stop me, there’s no stopping the roll and eat, eat and roll thing I have going on. :)
This is a spectacular recipe. I love it and need to use it soon.
I hope you do! It’s so easy. :)
YES! Any reason to eat cookie dough! I love this!
Haha. YES! I think you have a reason here. You can be my cookie dough quality assurance girl. So now you *have* to make it. :D
These are perfect when I’m craving peanut butter (always) and cookie dough (even more). ;) And the fact that they only have 4 ingredients is blowing my mind!
Haha. Agreed! The only annoying part is that there’s almond flour and not everyone has almond flour. I bet it’d work with white flour but I haven’t tried. :)
These look wonderful! Such beautiful photos.
I plan on making them, minus the chocolate chips, since it’s not SCD legal. Btw, thank you so much for converting the grams. I always used to Google it but you just made my life so much easier. :-)
No problem, Sara! I think it’s a little weird how most people don’t add metric units to their recipes. It’s what most of the world uses! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the cookie dough and thanks for the photo comment. :) Let me know how the dough comes out!
These cookie dough balls sound amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try!
I hope you do give them a try, Holly! :)
Oh my gosh – I would eat a ton of these! They look so tasty!!! Love a simple recipe that packs a ton of flavor like this recipe.
Eating a ton of these is what I do. It’s my thing. I’m happy I’m not alone. ;)
I would definitely have self control issues with these!
But you can make a fraction of the recipe so it’s all good. ;)
These would not last long at all in my house. They look amazing. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Jennie! :)
Love that these use almond flour – they sound dangerously addictive!
They are, for sure! ;)
Just whipped these up. My batch made about 11, so I’d round up and said it yields a dozen. Everyone loves a dozen!
I also discovered that they might LOOK like they are bite-sized, but they are not. I put an entire dough ball in my mouth and found it was way too much for my mouth… but it was quite delicious even so!
Next time I’d mix in more salt, I think it would help bring out more of the flavors of the chocolate and peanut butter.
I loved how easy and fast this was, and I love almond flour. Yay! Thanks!
Yay! So happy that you liked them! Thanks a bunch for leaving feedback and for the rating, too. :) And haha, yeah… I guess I should have mentioned that these are bigger than they appear. And thanks for the correct yield size! ;)
I have to admit that I’m usually a little intimidated by raw recipes. These, however, look super easy (and not to mention delicious!).
By the way, I just discovered your blog recently and I really appreciate all your healthy and delicious recipes. I’m excited to try them out!
Yeah, this isn’t your typical raw recipe at all! Super easy and it doesn’t taste healthy. :) And I’m so happy you found my blog. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the recipes! Let me know how they come out. :)
I absolutely love that you made these without nuts!! I can’t wait to try them – they look completely irresistible!
Well, there’s the peanut butter. Or you just don’t like chunks of nuts? I love peanut butter but don’t like nuts in my baked goods.
Oh my goodness! This sounds way awesome. I made some regular edible cookie dough balls once; they were all right, not spectacular, but these look really amazing! And I haven’t had anything peanut butter in months!
In months? How are you functioning?! ;)
These are way better than all right. And you do it in your college environment. Go go go! :D
Well I definitely have self-control issues – this is right up my dough-loving alley! :D
They look delish!
Woohoo! Self-control issue havers unite. Over cookie dough. I like it. ;)
only 4 ingredients?? Dangerous!!! I need them ASAP!
Haha. Dangerous indeed! Hope you can try them out. :)
I love peanut butter, I definitely need this dough in my life!
Yeah, you do! Hope you try them. :)
What a great little cookie dough treat just for me!:)I would have had no problem with making this over and over to get the right clicks;)
The right clicks? I think I might be a little slow here. Anyway, happy you like the cookie dough! :)
Mmmm I love almond flour! These look great, Erin. You can’t beat a snack/treat that is prepared and ready to eat in 5 minutes!
Thanks, Rose! And agreed. Quicker = better. In general, anyway. :D
Wow, these sure look good. Love the ingredient list, nice and short :-) I find that almond flour and peanut butter are a great combo. My kids would love to have this cookie dough as a snack!
I think so, too! I made some peanut butter chocolate chip almond flour cookies last week and ate them all before I could even take pictures. I need a re-do, I guess!