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Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Since I was a kid I have always loved peanut butter cookies, but I usually stay away from them because they are undoubtedly high in calories. However, when I saw this simple peanut butter cookie recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie the other day I had to give them a shot, and they came out delicious. They are vegan, can be made in minutes, and are delicious. I used chunky peanut butter since that was what I had on hand and want to try them again with almond butter. A perfect, peanut buttery treat.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 14-18
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Nutritional Info: 50.7 calories, 3.2 g of fat, 4.6 g carbohydrates, .6 g dietary fiber, 1.6 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *

1/2 cup peanut butter, or another nut butter
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together the dry ingredients well. Then add the wet ingredients and mix together.

3. Place parchment paper onto a large baking sheet. Drop dough onto the baking sheet making around 14 cookies. If you want your cookies soft, refrigerate the dough for 1 hour before baking.

4. Bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes, if you can wait that long.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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13 Response to Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Jessica on December 13, 2011

    14-18 cookies from half a cup of peanut butter and 3 tbsp flour??

    • Kristen on December 13, 2011

      I know – it didn’t seem possible to me either but it somehow happens. Each cookie ends up being about 1.5-2 inches across or so once they bake.

      • Jessica on December 14, 2011

        Okey doke. You’ve never steered me wrong before!

  2. Kim on December 19, 2011

    Just took them out of the oven.


  3. Kathie on January 6, 2012

    Hi there – first a big thank you for all the recipes here. I just re-joined WW and am trying to learn the point system. I entered the values of this recipe in – per serving – and my calculator says 1 point for each cookie. Do I have that right? Or am I missing something. Thanks!!

    PS – going to make your Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) next!

    • Kristen on January 6, 2012

      I am going to go back and re-enter to make sure. Thanks for checking!

  4. Kathie on January 6, 2012

    btw – they are delicious!

    • Kristen on January 6, 2012

      Happy you liked them!

  5. Edwinna on March 21, 2012

    Can PB2 be substituted for ‘regular’ peanut butter?

    • Kristen on March 21, 2012

      I don’t see why not. I have never tried making them with PB2 but I think it would work. If you try it let me know how they turn out!

  6. Gillian on December 3, 2012

    Just made these as a holiday treat and used almond butter. Was able to get 16 cookies out of the batch. Might be a new cookie tradition! So easy!!

    • Kristen on December 3, 2012

      Almond butter sounds delicious!

  7. Marilynn DeBerry on November 21, 2014

    I will make these today. My grandson and niece will spend the night with me. They love to make cookies with me always healthy but they don’t care about that as long as they are good.


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