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