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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Like many of you, I’ve made myself a few promises this January. In 2014, I am going to try to be on time, pause to be grateful each day, and call my family more frequently. I am not going to give up dessert, and thanks to Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies, I don’t even need to try.

The time for New Year’s resolutions is placed quite logically, if not a little cruelly, right after the holidays. Many of us pledge to better our diets (or at least return to our pre-November dress size), but for the dessert lovers among us, the idea of quitting sweets is ridiculous. Personally, I don’t even like going a day without dessert, let alone a year. Enter Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth, while still keeping you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Made with whole wheat flour, flax, and loads of peanut butter, Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies boast fiber, protein, and omega-3s. Most of the moisture in the cookies comes from the peanut butter itself, so you need only a touch of oil and no butter. Thanks to the flavor of the peanut butter and brown sugar, plus the crunch of chopped roasted peanuts, you’ll be too busy enjoying these puffy, chewy peanut butter cookies to miss it.

Soft, nutty, and filled with good-for-you ingredients, Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies let you enjoy dessert and keep your new year’s resolutions. Bake a batch in January to start your year off right, but don’t be surprised if you’re still whipping them up in November. Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies are so tasty, you’ll want to eat them all year long. 

Need more healthy dessert options? Don’t miss our healthy brownies recipe and Chia Seed Pudding recipe too. 

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Erin C.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies make a wonderful afternoon snack. Toss them in the lunch box for big smiles.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36 1 cookie
Calories 64.92 kcal


  • 0.5 Peanut Butter
  • 3 Canola Oil
  • 0.33 Granulated Sugar
  • 0.33 Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg at room temperature
  • 0.75 Whole Wheat Pastry Flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 Ground Flax Seed
  • 0.5 Baking Soda
  • 0.25 Kosher Salt
  • 0.25 Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts chopped


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil and peanut butter on medium speed until smooth and combined. Beat in the granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla and egg, beating well to fully incorporate.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating at low speed just until combined (mixture will be very thick and may be crumbly). Stir in chopped peanuts.
  • Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons lightly packing it as needed so that the cookies hold together. Drop cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, gently press the top of each cookie one direction, then the other to form a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden and the tops look slightly dry (cookies will appear underdone). Let cookies cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 64.92kcalCarbohydrates: 6.62gProtein: 1.6gFat: 3.71gSaturated Fat: 0.56gSodium: 36.24mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4.11g
Keyword Baked, Cookies, Desserts, Healthy, Healthy Comfort Food, Peanut Butter, Stealthy Healthy
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