Healthy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack

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Peanut butter cookies on a wire rack

Healthy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

By Amy // Posted May 14th, 2021 // Category Cookies

Just like the name says, my peanut butter cookies only have three ingredients so they’re very easy to make. They’re also the healthiest cookie recipe I have on my blog, with only around 140 calories per cookie and a high protein content. 

Texture wise, they’re on the crumbly and soft side. Also, I really like these cookies as they have such a rich peanut flavour. 

One important thing with this recipe is to use commercial peanut butter like Bega or Sanitarium, not natural peanut butter. The texture is so much better when made using commercial peanut butter. 

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tips

1. While mixing…

You need to mix the peanut butter, sugar and eggs together. Be careful not to over mix, you only need to mix it until the ingredients are well incorporated. Ensure you scrape the sides and the bottom frequently while mixing. 

2. Adjust the sweetness and texture

If you want to, you can definitely add less sugar to the cookies. 3/4 cups of sugar would also work well with this recipe.

If you like crispier cookies, I’d suggest that you use white sugar instead and bake for just a few more minutes.

If you want the cookies to be softer and chewier, you can add another egg to the recipe. 

3. Flattening cookies

This recipes asks you make a ball then flatten them to shape the cookie. I usually use a fork but I used a potato masher this time. Other ways you can press your cookies down are to use the bottom of a flat glass or a meat tenderizer. You can get creative with many of the tools you already have at home. 

4. Tastes better the next day

I personally enjoyed eating the cookies more the next day. These cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

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Peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack

Yields15 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time22 mins

 1 cup peanut butter (240gr)
 1 cup soft brown sugar (200gr)
 1 egg (at room temperature)
 ¼ tsp fine salt

1

Preheat your oven to 175C (350F) and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2

Beat all the ingredients together using a stand mixer or a hand held mixer at medium speed until the mixture comes together. Ensure the sides and bottom are scraped. (You can also do this manually with a wooden spoon instead of a standmixer/mixer).

3

Take around a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls. Place them onto the 2 baking trays. Press down with a potato masher or fork. Bake for around 12 minutes until the cookies look golden brown. Make sure to swap the trays around half way through baking to ensure an even bake.

4

Let cool on the baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. When cool, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Ingredients

 1 cup peanut butter (240gr)
 1 cup soft brown sugar (200gr)
 1 egg (at room temperature)
 ¼ tsp fine salt

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 175C (350F) and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2

Beat all the ingredients together using a stand mixer or a hand held mixer at medium speed until the mixture comes together. Ensure the sides and bottom are scraped. (You can also do this manually with a wooden spoon instead of a standmixer/mixer).

3

Take around a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls. Place them onto the 2 baking trays. Press down with a potato masher or fork. Bake for around 12 minutes until the cookies look golden brown. Make sure to swap the trays around half way through baking to ensure an even bake.

4

Let cool on the baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. When cool, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Nutrition Facts

Servings 15


Amount Per Serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.9g14%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 128mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 12.9g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4.7g10%

Calcium 10%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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