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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This peanut butter cookie recipe is simple. It only requires a few ingredients from your pantry and less than an hour to make from start to finish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Inactive Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cookie recipe, peanut butter cookies, recipe for peanut butter cookies
Servings: 12 servings (24 cookies)
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter without salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a clean bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat unsalted butter, peanut butter, granulated and brown sugar using an electric mixer. Beat on low for 5 minutes or until the butter is fluffy and pale in color.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract to the butter. Continue to mix for another 5 minutes or until the egg is fully incorporated into the butter.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter and beat on low. You can use a spatula to mix the flour into the butter if you find it easier for you. You should end up with a rather thick batter.
  • Using a tablespoon, take out balls of dough and place them on the lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from one another.
  • Press the fork tines twice on each dough ball to flatten the cookies while making a hashtag-like pattern (this step is optional).
  • Place the tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes to firm up (or 30 minutes in the fridge).
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F at least 10 minutes before baking.
  • Put the cookie tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg