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Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 197.0
  • Total Fat 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol 15.4 mg
  • Sodium 110.3 mg
  • Potassium 166.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
  • Sugars 18.5 g
  • Protein 5.7 g
  • Vitamin A 0.5 %
  • Vitamin B-12 0.7 %
  • Vitamin B-6 4.8 %
  • Vitamin C 0.0 %
  • Vitamin D 0.8 %
  • Vitamin E 0.0 %
  • Calcium 1.2 %
  • Copper 6.2 %
  • Folate 5.4 %
  • Iron 2.6 %
  • Magnesium 8.6 %
  • Manganese 19.4 %
  • Niacin 14.7 %
  • Pantothenic Acid 2.4 %
  • Phosphorus 7.7 %
  • Riboflavin 2.4 %
  • Selenium 2.7 %
  • Thiamin 1.5 %
  • Zinc 4.3 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Submitted by: SPARKSOLUTION

Calories per Ingredient

Here are the foods from our food nutrition database that were used for the nutrition calculations of this recipe.

Calories per serving of Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

116 calories of Peanut Butter, chunk style, (0.08 cup)

61 calories of Granulated Sugar, (0.08 cup)

6 calories of Egg, fresh, whole, raw, (0.08 large)


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

Instead of sugar use splenda it tested somewhat the sam Submitted by:
MOMMY452

(12/11/12)
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This recipe is awesome!!! If you don't want to make something sugary, and have a treat once in awhile, then don't make them!
I love it and it's so easy, can make them when you don't have much time.
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KIMANN1129

(10/13/12)
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It is easier to roll into balls if you let the mixture sit a while. The peanut and the sugar blend so it is less sticky. Also, it is equally good with crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Submitted by:
SWEETIE259PIE

(9/11/12)
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Delicious. I really like a good peanut butter cookie and these qualify for me. I used half of the sugar and replaced the other half with 0.33 cup Splenda. Then I used half tablespoon measures so the cookies seem more the size sweet snack for me. This is a make again recipe for me. Submitted by:
BONIFIANT

(9/10/12)
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These are the BEST COOKIES! So easy! I just made little small cookies & I did press down the tops with a fork dipped in just a little bit of sugar. They were so pretty! I will definitely make these again! Submitted by:
ATRIP06

(9/4/12)
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these r great...i sub splenda to cut back on sugar and add vanilla a take them with me to the gym for a quick pick me up before working out!!! Submitted by:
RDOWE53

(8/30/12)
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My problem is the moderation thing. If I made 12 and I liked them, it would be very hard to stop. I think I'll try making half measure for 6, and experiment with using Candarel instead of sugar. Submitted by:
MELAYAHM

(8/27/12)
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Great recipe. I used splenda instead of sugar. Will certainly
Make again. Thank you for recipe.
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JUANITA1942

(8/26/12)
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If I make this I would definitely use Splenda. has way too much sugar. People say it's just one cookie. many people can't eat just one cookie. So if you can eat that many calories, go ahead enjoy. But I will remake the recepie to reduce the calories. Submitted by:
TUBLADY

(8/26/12)
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Sorry to be disorganized, but I did forget to say that I found the taste a bit harsh when I substituted all Splenda for the sugar. But, I like them w/ 1/2 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. Personal taste being what it is, some of you may not find that acceptable. Submitted by:
YOSOYLINDA

(8/25/12)
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I SAW THIS RECIPE ON TV AND WANTED TO TRY BUT DIDN'T KNOW CALORIE COUNT NOW I DO. THANK YOU Submitted by:
KAYLSLYNN

(8/24/12)
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The people who are complaining must either lack common sense or lack intelligence! Just because a recipe is posted doesn't mean that you HAVE to make it! If its too much sugar, reduce the amount or sub it for sweetener or another alternative. Or to prevent you moaning further, just DON'T MAKE THEM! Submitted by:
AMBXC1

(8/24/12)
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I would use splenda instead of the sugar,and i would add a little vanilla to make it good for the waistline too. Submitted by:
LEBARRON1

(8/23/12)
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I love this recipe. It's especially great when you use 1/3c white sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar and 1/3 c powdered sugar. If you need to make a lot of them triple the recipe and use 1c of each sugar. Great for a cookie exchange. I also roll into balls and then in sugar before baking. Submitted by:
ACWHEELIN

(8/23/12)
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I LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE WONDERFUL. SURELY MORE PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY THEN THE ONE DIETING. BESIDES IF YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM SUGAR IT IS SIMPLE, DON'T BAKE THEM AND DON'T EAT ONE. I RATE THEM FIVE STARS. Submitted by:
TAYLORBEL1

(8/23/12)
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I absolutely love this recipe! I've been using it for years! I've never substituted the sugar however to reduce the sugar content I'll often use Smuckers natural peanut butter. Everyone raves about these cookies. Submitted by:
SWIBBIES

(8/23/12)
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My kids loved these when I made them for an after school snack paired with apple slices. I did make them smaller to stretch the batch--and used a natural PB. Next time I will play around with swapping/reducing the sugar with brown sugar and maybe some honey. Thanks for the recipe!! Submitted by:
MOM2MYFOUR

(8/23/12)
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I am really disappointed. I am trying to limit my sugar intake so find the addition to 1CUP of sugar totally unacceptable. Do we have sugar free or even sugar limited recipes. Who can lose weight eating so much sugar??????? Submitted by:
SANDI126

(8/23/12)
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I have to admit, I was disappointed when I clicked through my email to see this recipe. SP is promoted as a healthy website for people who want to live more healthy lifestyles. It is confusing when SP endorses a recipe that is not healthy as if it is, even in small quantities. This is a sugary snack Submitted by:
POSTDOCFROMSF

(8/23/12)
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I agree with the other ladies.....this recipe is not saying it's super healthy, they are saying it's simple 3 ingredients! it has alot of protein! and with any sweets its all about how many you eat. eating one of these cookies is not going to be horrible, if you dont want to make them then dont! Submitted by:
KNELSON401

(8/23/12)
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The recipe I use is equal amts of PB (I use the organic kind with no sugar) and dry milk, that I've used since my kids were little. It's a no-bake, though adding an egg would require baking, and I'll have to try that. It's good with chocolate bits, too, though I prefer the 90% chocolate to frost. Submitted by:
LEANQUEEN5

(8/23/12)
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The way some people are commenting you would think this was 1,000 calories or something. GAIN WEIGHT? On one occasional cookie? Really? If anyone has to count their calories that much that they cannot enjoy one tiny simple treat than that's a real shame. I have (GASP) ice cream once a week. Submitted by:
UWISHTOO

(8/23/12)
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Quick and easy...a tad too sugary for my taste, I'll try reducing the sugar next time around. Submitted by:
FAAYTH

(8/23/12)
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The recipe I use has 3 egg whites, instead of a whole egg...so they are more like a meringue. You whip the egg whites to a meringue consistancy, add the sugar...I use Whey Low for the sugar, then gently fold in the peanut butter, bake...they melt in your mouth! Submitted by:
JANTO2

(8/23/12)
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I think I'll try making these using PB2 and Muscavado Sugar. Lower fat and this sugar take longer to break down in the body so it doesn't spike BG as quickly. However, moderation is still the key! Submitted by:
SILVERSCOTLAND

(8/23/12)
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I am going to try these with Splenda for my hubby, but the not sure how this recipe is helpful except for those with gluten sensitivity. Most regular peanut butter recipies claim half the calories of these. Submitted by:
2PUMPKIN

(8/23/12)
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IF I WAS TO SUBSTITUTE SPLENDA/TRUVIA FOR THE SUGAR WHAT IS THE AMOUNT I WOULD USE ?1 CUP OR LESS. THANKS

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NINIDONNA

(8/23/12)
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I made the recipe as is the 1st time, but I agree with others; 197 cal is an awful lot for one cookie, so I made 3 doz smaller balls. Next time I'll try half sugar, half stevia, or all stevia to get the sugar down, and I'll continue making them small. Can't wait to try almond butter variation! Submitted by:
SABLENESS

(8/23/12)
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Yes it has sugar, but it is a cookie after all. The recipe is not called "Low Sugar PB cookies" it's called "Easy PB cookies." And besides, SparkPeople is about a healthy lifestyle-which includes moderation. Making a dozen cookies & eating 1 won't cancel out the last 100 healthy choices you've made. Submitted by:
KCHRISTY6

(8/23/12)
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For those of us who feel the need to bake goodies now and then, I personally think this is a fabulous healthiER version to try. Yes, it has sugar - so try a substitute instead or lower the sugar content! I love it because it has no flour, has fiber and protein. I will be trying these! Submitted by:
AMANDALEIGH00

(8/23/12)
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I've known about this recipe forever! I used to make these in high school(I'm in my mid-40s).They're not the greatest PB cookies,but they are easy.I don't do artif.sweetener(or any fake "foods").I'd use brown sugar(& less of it)&PBw/omega-3 if I makethese again.That would be healthier,in moderation. Submitted by:
AMOMENTSNOTICE

(8/23/12)
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Not a cookie, it's candy! Has SP been hacked?
Way too high in sugar.
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AUSSIEJAN2

(8/23/12)
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Hang on, hang on! More than 1/3 of the recipe by weight is processed white sugar, and the PB isn't even specified to be the natural kind? (Regular PB has even more sugar, not to mention hydrogenated fats.) Are you kidding me? Submitted by:
NANCYANNE55

(8/23/12)
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I just didn't use as much sugar as it required (used 3/4cup instead of 1 cup) to lower the sugar amount and didn't use quite 1 cup of pb either. If they turn out well (in oven now) will be making rm fr family gathering next weekend, too! Submitted by:
KSCHRAUT

(8/23/12)
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way too much sugar. not a healthy recipe at all. what are you doing SP? I'd prefer plain rice cake and a smear of PB or Almond Butter. Submitted by:
CINCIN910

(8/23/12)
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If this cookie can travel well - in a pocket or backpack, then it would be the perfect nutrition for those that run/walk/hike significant mileage and time. Out on the road/trail you need carb, salt and protein replacement. Could be a good alternative to GU. Submitted by:
FASTWALKER48

(8/23/12)
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this IS the same recipe and the nutritionals are worse because of the 12 servings instead of 14. Are you certain you posted this correctly Meg? Submitted by:
JSTOCKWELL

(8/23/12)
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One high calorie cookie!!! Submitted by:
NORASPAT

(8/23/12)
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I was wondering if this could be modified using almond butter and stevia or coconut palm sugar? I saw AEROGERS129 comment that she substitues healthier ingredients too so I'm going to try it. :) Submitted by:
DIVINE401

(8/23/12)
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Absolutely love this recipe and make them frequently! You can sub. homemade PB for store-bought and splenda/truvia for sugar, to cut down on fats and sugar! I also love using almond butter in place of peanut butter and alternating between crunchy and smooth PB! So versatile! Submitted by:
AEROGERS129

(8/23/12)
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I've been making this recipe for years! I add in a teaspoon of vanilla as well, just to make them more rich-tasting and not so much like sugary peanut butter. I also bake for just 10 minutes at 350, but will try the lower temp next time I make them! Submitted by:
BECKYPRATT10

(8/23/12)
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Not sure how many cookies in one serving, but the detailed nutrition breakdown says one serving has 18.5 grams of sugar. Too much for me. Submitted by:
--KREN

(8/23/12)
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