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Healthier Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars
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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!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 216
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl; stir into peanut butter batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until cookies begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 216 calories; 9.3 30 4.6 10 164 Full nutrition

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I don't make cookies too often, but this recipe is awesome. I am always trying to bake or cook healthier. These cookies have a great taste and are nice and chewy. Just the way my husband and ...

Most helpful critical review

My kid's liked these but not enough to make a whole batch of cookies disappear in a day like usual cookie recipes. I didn't really like them...the flavor was off to me. They also spread while b...

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I don't make cookies too often, but this recipe is awesome. I am always trying to bake or cook healthier. These cookies have a great taste and are nice and chewy. Just the way my husband and ...

Think it is good! I am gonna make it as soon as possible!

I liked these and I got reviews from friends

Great recipe, but did she really mean to preheat the oven for an hour?

Didnt have any applesauce add vanilla yorgt instead and my kids and hubby loved them.

Love them. Not your typical greasy cookie.

My kid's liked these but not enough to make a whole batch of cookies disappear in a day like usual cookie recipes. I didn't really like them...the flavor was off to me. They also spread while b...

Very yummy!! Mine came out fluffy (not like in picture). Made mine with organic sugar free apple sauce and natural peanut butter so the cookies were mild tasting and not as rich/sweet as you usu...

This is an awesome recipe--I love it! I used a combo of natural Peanut butter and cashew butter to use up some of these that have been in my fridge for awhile and they turned out great--not as ...