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Skinny Peanut Butter Cookies

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Skinny Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 30

We’re always finding new ways to enjoy our favorite recipes. While we love indulging in classic peanut butter cookies, some days we would rather enjoy that same delicious taste with a better-for-you, low-calorie recipe instead! We substituted in a combination of whole wheat flour, honey, brown sugar, and vegetable oil so these low-calorie peanut butter cookies would stay sweet and chewy but have less fat and fewer calories than the original recipe. Don’t worry, you don’t need to tell anyone, just enjoy them for how delicious they look and taste! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 14, 2020

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons honey
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
Additional granulated sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter and vegetable oil spread with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Beat in honey and egg until well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients until dough forms.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in additional granulated sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Help your cookies bake evenly by keeping them all the same size and shape. We love using a cookie scoop for this, but you could use a small ice cream scoop as well.
  • If you are looking to cut a bit more fat from these cookies, try using reduced-fat peanut butter instead of regular! We tried this recipe with 25% less-fat peanut butter, and they were delicious.
  • Looking for more better-for-you cookie recipes? These recipes for Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies and Skinny Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies are both delicious and classic versions of classic cookies.
  • Get into a habit of better-for-you baking! We compiled a list of Baking Tips and Low-Fat Substitutions so you can start tweaking more of your favorite recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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