Spicy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Spicy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These simple and easy Spicy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and chewy like the classic, but with an updated twist. They're perfect for the holidays! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan, gluten free
Keyword 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies, vegan peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 167kcal
Author Willow Moon


Chia egg


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper + more for sprinkling on top
  • Pinch salt

For sprinkling on top

  • Turbinado sugar (optional)


  • Chia egg: Mix ground chia seeds with water. Wait 30 minutes while the mixture becomes gelatinous. 
  • Cookies: Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour for easier scooping. Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Dip a fork in water and make criss-cross marks on each cookie, rewetting fork as necessary. Sprinkle cayenne pepper and turbinado sugar on top.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg