"Healthy" Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe was adapted from one I discovered on Pinterest, however, in the picture, the cookies looked a little flat.  Also, it claimed that the cookies were just 36 calories each.  I did the math and found that they were truly 80 calories, still less than the traditional peanut butter cookie.

The simplest cookies!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix 1 cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of sugar.  Add 1 egg, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda.
Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes.  
Hands on time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 dozen

Enjoy without guilt!

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a 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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