Healthier Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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I love peanut butter cookies but they are always a little greasy. I came up with this healthier version and it’s a little less greasy. I love it!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Beat butter, peanut butter, applesauce, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs and beat until smooth.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl; stir into peanut butter batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.

Bake in preheated oven until cookies begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins / Total time: 20 mins

Serving: 24 / Yield: 4 dozen

Calories: 215.6

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