Indulging in delicious treats doesn’t have to derail your health and wellness journey. Our One Point Peanut Butter Cookies are a delightful and guilt-free solution for those craving a sweet, satisfying snack without compromising on nutrition. Following the principles of programs like W/W, these cookies are designed to fit seamlessly into your balanced lifestyle.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter (e.g., PB2)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (choose a sugar-free or natural variant)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional: sugar substitute or sweetener to taste
- Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
- Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, blend together the old-fashioned oats, powdered peanut butter, baking powder, and salt. This base not only forms the structure of our cookies but also adds a wholesome touch with the inclusion of oats.
- Incorporate Wet Ingredients: Introduce the unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to the dry mixture. The applesauce acts as a natural sweetener while keeping the cookies moist, and the peanut butter provides that rich, nutty flavor.
- Adjust Sweetness: Tailor the sweetness to your preference by adding a sugar substitute or sweetener of your choice. This step ensures the cookies align with your taste preferences and dietary goals.
- Forming the Cookies: Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Create a pleasing aesthetic by gently flattening each cookie, allowing for even baking.
- Baking: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a golden brown. Keep a close eye on them to achieve the perfect balance of softness and crunch.
- Cooling: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This step ensures the cookies set properly and enhances their texture.