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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.0
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.4 mg
  • Sodium: 110.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Submitted by: SPARKSOLUTION
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
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Introduction

This member makeover has just three ingredients! This member makeover has just three ingredients!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg

Directions

- Mix all ingredients together
- Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet
- Bake at 325 for 8 to 12 minutes







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  • Incredible!
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 23 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Gosh, such bad attitudes on here!!! If you don't like it, don't make it, and quit insulting the poster!!! Everything in moderation, remember that SP concept???!!! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe for those of us who must follow a gluten-free diet. - 8/23/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/24/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I would use splenda instead of the sugar,and i would add a little vanilla to make it good for the waistline too. - 8/23/12

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think everyone is confusing what SP is here for. For one, I've never seen SP proclaim to be all about the healthiest ingredients ALL the time - no organic recipes, etc. But two, it's a cookie! Or even if it's candy, some of us like our sweets still! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have been baking these cookies for about 26 years now. They are awesome!!! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy...a tad too sugary for my taste, I'll try reducing the sugar next time around. - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 2 of 43 people found this review helpful
    YIKES...as if I need help GAINING weight - 8/23/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • 2 of 15 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe, but it is definitely one of my trigger foods! - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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!! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious.........my grand-daughter loves them!!! - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's a cookie recipe ---- really how healthy do you expect it to be!!!! I think it's a great recipe to start playing with and come up with my own version. Thanks for posting it! - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Not a cookie, it's candy! Has SP been hacked?
    Way too high in sugar. - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 24 people found this review helpful
    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? - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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! - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 22 people found this review helpful
    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. - 8/23/12

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  • Instead of sugar use splenda it tested somewhat the sam - 12/11/12

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  • These are fast and easy! And I never have to worry about being out of ingredients! - 11/28/12

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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. - 10/13/12

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  • This was actually very good... I added vanilla and flax seed and used the whipped peanut butter... my daughter is in heaven...lol - 9/23/12

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  • I finally made these PB cookies this afternoon and they are so good and easy to make. I added Butterscotch chips and a few chopped nuts, but it is all from things you would have in your pantry. ** Excellent ** - 9/14/12

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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. - 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. - 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! - 9/4/12

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  • love this simple recipe, tastes great - 9/2/12

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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!!! - 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. - 8/27/12

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  • Made these Easy Peanut Butter Cookies today, and they really are easy and delicious! Yummy!! - 8/26/12

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  • Great recipe. I used splenda instead of sugar. Will certainly
    Make again. Thank you for recipe. - 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. - 8/26/12

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  • What constitutes a serving? One cookie? 3? - 8/26/12

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  • i will try it thank you - 8/25/12

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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. - 8/25/12

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  • One of my favorites! I've used this recipe for years. Sometimes I add a tablespoon or so of cocoa powder to the dough to satisfy a chocolate craving. - 8/25/12

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  • I love this recipe. I also have to stay away from wheat do to an allergy so this is a great choice for me. - 8/25/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A diabetics nightmare... - 8/24/12

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  • I did not like this recipe. It was easy to make, and tasted good, but the texture was all wrong. It felt like a rock in my stomach, and I had to bake it much longer than 8 minutes. I don't see how these cookies would be healthier than cookies with flour. - 8/24/12

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  • my great grandmother taught me how to make these with this same recipe. it is awesome - 8/24/12

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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 - 8/24/12

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  • SOUND NICE AND EASY! I AM GOING TO TRY THEM THIS WEEKEND! THANKS FOR SUBMITTING THE RECIPE! - 8/24/12

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  • I used to make these! Had forgotten about them. They are great and easy to make - 8/24/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i understand moderation is the key of a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight BUT!!!!!! this is part of my recipe collection from a lifestyle that put me dangerously close to being morbidly obese!
    this should not be suggested as a focus recipe. - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    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??????? - 8/23/12

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  • These are awesome! - 8/23/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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 - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try these. They sound easy and delicious :) - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is as old as I am. I don't see anything new about it, and it's certainly not the healthiest alternative. - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    IF I WAS TO SUBSTITUTE SPLENDA/TRUVIA FOR THE SUGAR WHAT IS THE AMOUNT I WOULD USE ?1 CUP OR LESS. THANKS

    - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I looked to see who had originally posted this recipe and the user was NOT found. I baked this just the other day.my 1st batch burned beyond recognition, the 2nd, better. However, as I am trying to lose not gain weight and I went over my caloric intake yesterday, am more interested in substitutions. - 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. - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am with most posters. I have this recipe in my recipe box and have made these for years. Not a healthy choice when you are trying to eat healthier and lose weight. - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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? - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a joke right? Why is this recipe even on Sparks let alone being featured? - 8/23/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One high calorie cookie!!! - 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. :) - 8/23/12

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  • I have been making these since I was a little girl, but I don't see how it is made over. It looks the same as the original recipe. I was gonna try to make them with half almond butter for variation and baking splenda. - 8/23/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree with the comments from those who've made these for a long time. I remember seeing the recipe in a cookbook made by my daughter's preschool class a LONG time ago. :) - 8/23/12

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