Healthy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Healthy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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“I stir a few chocolate chips into the melted butters to give the cookie batter some chocolate flavor.” Muriel Mableson - Winnipeg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 75 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter and peanut butter until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in applesauce.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in the sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p51

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Grandkids loved them"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I do not care to add applesauce to any thing I bake, These cookies just didn't taste good at all. Sorry!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Love the flavor I used crunch peanut butter, but it took 25 minutes at 350 degrees to bake this cookie"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"These cookies are fabulous! I used chunky peanut butter and needed to bake mine longer than directed (about 15 minutes). I definitely will be baking many more batches."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"Did you use all whole wheat flour or  some  whole wheat and some all purpose??? I  know that sometimes when baking you can't use all whole wheat or it messes up the baking process. "

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