California Cookies

  • Yield : 1 1/2 dozen or more
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 20m

I have made these cookies ever since I was a little girl, but now I have veganized them and greatly reduced the oil!! I am so excited to share the recipe with you all! Enjoy!


  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy butter (ie Earthbalance)


Step 1

In a glass or metal bowl, add rolled oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. No need to mix yet—wait until the next part is ready.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat butter, sugars, milk, and cocoa powder. Bring to a full rolling boil and set a timer for it to boil exactly 1 minute 30 seconds.

Step 3

Immediately remove from heat and add to the oats in the glass bowl and stir. Immediately use a small serving scooper (about 1/2" circumference) to scoop out onto wax paper to dry. (If you don't have one, you can use a spoon to scoop it, and another to scoop it off.) Allow to sit to harden. Enjoy!

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Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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