PB2 cookies are easy to make, easy to love! My PB2 peanut butter cookies have a fraction of the fat, sugar and calories in regular peanut butter cookies and melt in your mouth with peanut butter deliciousness. I love them!
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So you may remember me mentioning a while back that I’m trying not to eat half a jar of peanut butter every day.
I’m doing pretty amazing with that, I must say. But I still crave peanut butter like the Sahara craves rain.
Knowing I’m a peanut butter-crazed fiend, my mom turned me on to PB2, which is basically powdered peanut butter with a lot of the fat left out. I don’t know how they do it, but it’s pretty awesome. And so far my favorite way to use it is in these PB2 cookies.
I’ve always been in love with those real simple 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies. You know the ones – a cup of sugar, a cup of peanut butter and an egg or egg replacement.
These PB2 peanut butter cookies taste similar to those, with a super rich peanut buttery flavor and a texture that melts in your mouth. And what’s _so_ awesome is these PB2 cookies have a fraction of the fat, calories or sugar.
That can only mean one thing. Twice as many meltingly delicious peanut butter cookies to dunk in my coffee.
You won’t believe how simple these PB2 cookies are to make. They’re just PB2, applesauce, a flax egg and a little sugar because hey. A little sugar, used wisely, can be worth it’s weight in deliciousness. And a little vanilla and a dash of salt, again because deliciousness.
These simple ingredients turn into a cookie that’s a tour de force of peanut butter flavor.
A peanut butter cookie just isn’t a peanut butter cookie unless it has the classic criss-cross pattern on top. Because these PB2 cookies are oil-free, a plain old naked fork won’t cut it. The dough will stick to it. BUT, easy fix – give the fork a little squirt of nonstick every other cookie. The criss-cross patter comes through like a charm.
**Update! Don’t try these with real eggs. I’ve had a disaster reported. If you make the recipe in any way other than how it’s written, I have no idea what results you’ll get. If you’re making these with your only jar of PB2, this might not be the time to get experimental.
A note on eggs – I know from talking to you guys that some of you use eggs. If you want to use a real egg instead of a flax egg it should work, but I can’t personally vouch for it.
You need these PB2 cookies in your life. Let’s get makin’.
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My PB2 peanut butter cookies have a fraction of the fat, sugar and calories in regular peanut butter cookies and melt in your mouth with peanut butter deliciousness. I love them!
5 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
17 minTotal Time
- 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbs flax meal mixed with 3 Tbs warm water (or 1 egg)
- scant 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 c coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
- 1 1/4 c PB2 or any powdered peanut butter
- Heat the oven to 350.
- Line a cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper sprayed with nonstick.
- Combine everything except the PB2 in a food processor OR a large mixing bowl. Pulse to combine or stir well.
- Add the PB2 and either pulse or stir well to combine.
- Drop the cookies onto the sheet using either a 2 Tbs cookie scoop or by generously rounded tablespoons.
- Spray the tines of a fork with nonstick before making a criss-cross pattern on the tops of the cookies.
- Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottom.
- Cool completely before eating.
Pin these little nuggets of peanut butter deliciousness!
So have you tried PB2 yet? What are some of your favorite ways to use it?
Some of my best moments in life have been spent getting soulful with peanut butter cookies. Are you a peanut butter cookie girl/boy too?
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