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Low-Fat Peanut Butter Cookies

When you bite into one of these yummy cookies, you'll never guess it's low in fat. This is my family's favorite healthy peanut butter cookie recipe. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg white; beat until blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into an 8-in. roll; wrap in plastic. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into slices, just over 1/4 in. thick. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; press with a fork to make crisscross pattern. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes for chewy cookies or 8-10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks; cool completely.

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  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 66 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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    • mimibuckley
      May 14, 2019

      Easy to make and yummy dessert after supper.

    • barbsbasic
      Feb 9, 2018

      There's nothing low-fat about these. And anybody who follows Weight Watchers needs to know there's nothing low fat or healthy about their diet either. Nothing but high sodium and free foods put you over weight every week have a nice day

    • tracitaliaferro
      Apr 7, 2016

      Your nutritional facts are lacking the sugar grams. those of us that are weight watchers need that fact.

    • GStaelens
      Oct 29, 2015


    • lynn aniceto
      Feb 22, 2006

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