Tuesday’s Cookie: Peanut Butter + Coconut + Chocolate Chip

‘Tuesday’s Cookie?’ you say. ‘Yep,’ I say.     [silence]

Now, does this mean that every Tuesday I will introduce a new vegan cookie? Um, that’s the plan and we’ll give it a whirl. I may get a little bored with cookies, or run out of ideas, and then pretty soon before you know it, it’ll be ‘Tuesday’s Tostada’ (which is more alliterative, I admit) or ‘Tuesday’s I Don’t Give a Hoot But a Bitch Has Gotta Eat Somethin.’ I am a complicated woman and this is my blog. Welcome.

I have a confession to make – I made this cookie dough this past Friday, and we ate on it (literally taking bites out of and leaving big teeth marks in the refrigerated dough) all weekend. Trashy? TOTALLY. Delicious? You bet. One of the glories of being vegan is that raw cookie dough is always a go (unlike non-vegan cookie dough, which can give you the salmonella sickies. Ew…), and by golly, I’m gonna exercise that right!

The Little Foxes Vegan Ashlee Piper Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Vegan

Whoa, whoa, cookie dough.

These cookies are a cinch to throw together, and bake up chewy, chocolatey, and golden. They’re also just dandy if you’re craving raw cookie dough and want to indulge in a snap. I developed this recipe because my guy loves peanut butter and I love coconut, but neither of us are super fond of the other’s preference. Both flavors are detectable, but not overpowering. The peanut butter gives a savory richness and the coconut gives a sweet, buttery essence to the cookie. They live in harmony and still let the chocolate shine. Good times, I say, when you can compromise on sweets.

The Little Foxes Vegan Ashlee Piper Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Vegan

Peanut Butter + Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yields: 18 cookies
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 – 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used some homemade that I had kicking around, and I think it makes a difference)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (Farenheit, yo).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or the microwave. Once melted, stir the vanilla extract. Add mixture to the larger bowl’s dry mixture. Stir until slightly assimilated.
  4. One by one, add your peanut butter, coconut, and chocolate chips, following with even portions of the water as you go. Mix until the dough is firm enough to work with and the chips, peanut butter, and coconut flakes are distributed throughout the dough.
  5. Roll dough in 1 1/4 inch balls spacing them out on two parchment-lined cookie pans.
  6. Bake at 375 for 8 to 11 minutes. 8 minutes for a softer cookie, 12 for a crunchy cookie.

** If leaving as cookie dough, dough can easily be frozen, when stored in a double-layer of plastic wrap and will keep for up to a month. When you’re ready to bake, just defrost and follow instructions #5 and #6.

And then you can dig in and do all the fun things that cookies demand, like….

The Little Foxes Vegan Ashlee Piper Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Vegan

marvel at all that stretchy, gooey chocolate goodness…

The Little Foxes Vegan Ashlee Piper Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Vegan

and dunk in to a cold glass of almond milk. Cowabunga, dudes! 

  • http://anunrefinedvegan.wordpress.com An Unrefined Vegan

    Conveniently, I love both peanut butter and coconut (and chocolate, duh!). I’m liking this Tuesday Cookie thing.

  • http://vedgedout.com Somer

    Radical combo! That gooey chocolate photo is killing me!

  • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

    Thanks, ladies! Tell me your flavorite combos and I’ll make a Tuesday’s Cookie for each of you stunners! (if you want)

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.hagio Terry Hagio

    i made these for the vegan bake sale yesterday and they were a huge hit! i left out the flaked coconut but used the coconut oil since i’m not much of a coconut fan- it left a hint of coconutty goodness but not overpowering and mixed with the chocolate and peanut butter? delish!! i heart cookie tuesdays!

  • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

    AHHHH! Terry, that makes my heart leap! I hope the bake sale went great (I’m sorry I couldn’t make it!) and I’m so honored that you made this for it. XO

  • http://honkifyourevegan.wordpress.com celestedimilla

    I didn’t think chocolate chip cookies could get any better, but adding peanut butter might just do the trick! These look amazingly moist – yum!!! Celeste:)

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      Thanks, girl! A bunch of folks made these for the recent vegan bake sale and told me that they held up chewy and moist for days after. Try ’em and let me know if they work that way for ya. Happy VVP! <3

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  • Monica

    Hi there! I just finished making these cookies, and they are too die for delicious! I just need a little advice, some of them were a little on the crumbly side. How can I avoid that? Add more coconut oil? Or flour & water? Thanks…

    • The Little Foxes

      Hi Monica! Oooh, crumbly, eh? Like falling apart crumbly? I used homemade peanut butter when I developed the recipe, which can be a bit more oily than store-bought. I’d say, add a touch more coconut oil (like a TBSP) and cook for not as long (you’ll have to watch ’em to gauge this one). Also be sure to mix really thoroughly. If not, some of the cookies might not get all of the oily, chewy-making goodness. I hope those tips help! I’ve made these many times and haven’t had that issue, but if it reoccurs for you, let me know and I can go back and evaluate the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and making these. :)

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  • http://whatwillicooktoday.wordpress.com Sam

    These are amazing! Thank you for posting!

    • The Little Foxes

      Aw! Thank you for the kind comment!