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Peanut Butter Cookies

November 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Recipes

Peanut butter cookies on a plate with cup in background

These peanut butter cookies are low fat, but you would never guess it with their rich flavor. Thanks to a hearty helping of chunky peanut butter, these cookies also garner extra protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

PREP TIME: 17 min / COOK TIME: 16 min / TOTAL TIME: 33 min


1¾ c whole grain pastry flour

½ c confectioners’ sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ c packed light brown sugar

⅓ c chunky peanut butter

¼ c canola oil

1 lg egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 375°F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. MIX the flour, confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. COMBINE the brown sugar, peanut butter, and oil in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until well-combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture (the dough will be crumbly).
  4. FORM the dough into 1″ balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between balls. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass.
  5. BAKE 1 sheet at a time for 7 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a rack for 2 minutes. Remove from the sheet and place on the rack to cool completely.

NUTRITION (per serving) 65 cal, 1.2 g pro, 9 g carb, .3 g fiber, 4.5 g sugars, 2.5 g fat, .3 g sat fat, 61.5 mg sodium


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