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These easy delicious Peanut Butter Cookies come together in minutes from just a handful of ingredients and yet they're pack with protein and mouthwateringly good.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are not only easy and delicious, but they're also loaded with protein and fiber, so you don't have to feel so bad about indulging. Whether you like your cookies dense and chewy or crisp and airy, you can adjust the texture of these nutty treats based on how long you bake them for.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Grains & Seeds, Nuts
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients

  • 55 grams rolled oats (~1/2 cup)
  • 60 grams chickpea flour (~1/2 cup)
  • 100 grams coconut sugar (~1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 320 grams chunky peanut butter (~1 1/4 cup)
  • 70 grams rice syrup (~ 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 355 degrees F (180 C).

  2. Put the rolled oats into a clean spice grinder, blender or food processor and grind until they turn into a powder.
  3. Add the oat flour along with the chickpea flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda to a bowl and whisk together to combine.
  4. Add the peanut butter, rice syrup, and vanilla extract and use a sturdy spoon or wooden paddle to knead the mixture together (you can also do this in a food processor or mixer).

  5. Once this forms a shaggy dough, add the water and knead everything together until it forms a uniform dough.

  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll the dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls, arranging them around the parchment paper with a little space in between each ball. You should be able to fit 10-13 cookies on a standard-sized sheet pan.
  7. Use a fork to flatten the balls, creating a crosshatch pattern on top by pressing once, and then turning the fork 90 degrees and pressing again.
  8. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. The less you bake them for, the more dense and chewy they will be; the longer they go, the more crusty and cakey they will be.
  9. Let the cookies cool on a rack and repeat with any remaining dough.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.