"Healthy" Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m always looking for ways to cure my sweet tooth, without tipping the scale. These healthy peanut butter cookies are naturally skinny. I did the math they are just 80 calories, about half of a traditional peanut butter cookie, making them a great snack! This recipe is so incredible, you may have a difficult time stopping at just one. Maybe you have more willpower than I do? I love that they require just 6 staple ingredients, making them a great fix for a last minute craving! They’re gluten free, but you’ll never miss the flour. They stack up to traditional peanut butter cookies!
These are the simplest cookies!
Peanut Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, peanut butter & egg. Add salt, vanilla & baking soda.
  3. Roll into balls & bake 11 minutes.
Enjoy without guilt!
Skinny Peanut Butter Cookie recipe - a lower calorie, gluten free version that stacks up to the original!

Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


  • Reply May 31, 2012


    Mmmmm these sounds good and–more importanlty– easy!

  • Reply June 1, 2012

    Rachel @ Bakerita

    Mmm, I make PB cookies super similar to this. So delicious and so easy! Yours look awesome.

  • Reply June 1, 2012


    I love all things peanut butter! These look really yummy.

  • Reply June 1, 2012


    Thanks for posting this! Did these come out soft/chewy or crispy?

    • Reply June 1, 2012

      Coordinately Yours

      Day 1, chewy w/ a hint of crisp. Our whole family couldn’t get enough of them!

  • Reply August 20, 2013

    Gwen, The Makerista

    you just made me want to make these and eat them all before they even have time to cool. yes, it’s midnight. i should probably wait until tomorrow. :)

    beautiful cookies and images, julie!

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