A little bit healthier Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft in the middle, crispy on the edges make these peanut butter cookies just right!
I don’t normally get cravings but I had a peanut butter cookie craving like nobody’s business. I honestly can’t remember the last time I made peanut butter cookies. I usually shy away from them because they’re not the most waist-friendly treat. While this recipe isn’t exactly healthy, I used white whole wheat flour and reduced-fat peanut butter instead of regular to save a little on calories.
These cookies are the BOMB! They are soft in the middle and a little crispy on the edges. They’re chewy with the perfect peanut buttery deliciousness! If you like peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, then these are the cookies for you! My boys LOVED them!
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1-1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
- 2-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- about 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cream together sugars and butter in a mixing bowl until combined. Add eggs one at a time; blend until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and peanut butter, mix to combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into peanut butter mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate until firm and easy to handle.
- When chilled, roll or scoop 1-1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. Wait a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Let cool and then enjoy!
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Crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle is the ONLY way a cookie is good in my opinion! These look AWESOME!
Julie V says
Love peanut butter & chocolate together. You should check out this recipe I posted for healthy PB/oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies. Super easy & pretty healthy! Also filling, too so easy to fight the temptation to eat too many 😉
Six Sisters Stuff says
These cookies look so yummy! If it has peanut butter and chocolate we are all over it! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! -The Six Sisters
Michelle Elrod says
These look awesome…can’t wait to try them! New follower, found you from the Mom’s Monday Mingle! I look forward to checking out more of your posts.
Tal T. says
OMG, these look soooooo good!
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Britney Thompson Mills says
New GFC follower from the FPL Blog Hop. I’m excited to see more because if I can have healthier treats, sign me up! Have a good one!
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Kim Hood says
These look delicious. Anything healthier is better, in my book. Thanks for sharing!
Kim @ Curtain Queen
Heather Fillyaw Graham says
Oh, my! I’m going to have to pin this, too! Delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at http://www.stringtownhome.net! YUM!
Shelley Robertson says
These look wonderful as do all of your other cookies in the LinkWithin box! I think I am just going to have to follow your site so I can come back here and try these recipes!
I hope you will come by Party In Polka Dots and share a few of them!!
Have a great day!
Natasha Hoover says
Gerat photos! I’ve never made cookies with whole wheat flour. It really never occurred to me. Pinning!
Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says
Thses look great and I bet they taste great! Love them! I’ve pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.