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Healthy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I stir a few chocolate chips into the melted butters to give the cookie batter some chocolate flavor.” Muriel Mableson - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter and peanut butter until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in applesauce.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in the sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 75 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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