Barefoot by the Sea: Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!

Always searching for a snack that's healthy and delicious, I was pretty thrilled to perfect this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, sans sugar!  Hooray!  Could it be?  

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey or agave
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or both
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional - 1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal, unsweetened coconut 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place agave (or honey) in a bowl or a standing mixer and beat for 1 minute.
3. Add the egg, vanilla and peanut butter and beat another minute on medium speed or until smooth.
4. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to incorporate.
6. Drop the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten down each ball of cookie dough with the back of your hand or with the back of a fork making a checkerboard pattern.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
8. Cool and serve.

My kiddos were giddy to enjoy this after school snack.  A couple of Oreo cookie loving friends passed on these at the playground but my girls gobbled them up!  My husband said they taste healthy but didn't pass on a second one.  

The verdict?  A winner - we'll be making these over and over, experimenting with variations!


  1. These look delicious! Will definitely have to try them :)

  2. I can't wait to try these out! I love peanut butter cookies!

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