Recipe: Chewy PB2 Cookies

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!!!  What? You mean you didn’t know that holiday was happening today?  Well, now you do.

I love peanut butter cookies.  I make no apology for that fact.  I mean, seriously, what’s not to love?  It’s a cookie and the main ingredient is peanut butter! *swoon*  Of course, now that I’m in the process of shrinking my jeans, the high fat and calorie cookie recipe from my grandmother has started collecting dust.  These days I make Chewy PB2 Cookies using a recipe from the folks who created PB2, Bell Plantation.  These tasty cookies come in at only 50 calories each, so they won’t blow anyone’s effort to follow a healthy eating plan.  Enjoy!

Chewy PB2 CookiesPhoto from Bell Plantation

Recipe: Chewy PB2 Cookies


  • 3-1/2 oz sugar
  • 3-1/2 oz packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup PB2
  • 6-1/4 oz whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together both types of sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, corn syrup, water and PB2. Beat until smooth. Add flour, beating until mixture is well combined. Dough will be very sticky. Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto prepped baking sheets. Press top of each cookie with a fork to make parallel lines; flattening cookies to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, reversing pans midway through (top to bottom, bottom to top). Remove from oven, and transfer to a rack to cool. Yields about 30 cookies. Store in airtight container.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Meal type: dessert

If you aren’t already familiar with PB2, it’s an all-natural peanut butter powder that has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter.  You simply rehydrate the powder with water when you’re ready to use it.  It works great for recipes!  You can check their website for a store near you or to order online.

  • Maris Callahan

    You have now put me in the mood for PB cookies!

  • Anonymous

    ok…No, I had not heard of PB2 but I’m certainly gonna look for it and get some so I can make yummy PB cookies with only 50 calories! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe, Mel!

  • Brendanielsen

    When you say a cup of PB2 do you mean a cup of powder or a rehydrated cup? Seems like a lot of pb either way

  • Lisa Stevens

    I’d like to try these; they sound great! I’ve never heard of PB2, but I’m going to order some!

  • Selena Wood

    My local Walmart & GNC now have PB2! Makes it so much easier than having to order or make a special trip to get it!

  • Alice

    I tried these and messed it up :( Halved the recipe, but they were realllyyy sticky/wet/soupy so I added a more flour, brown sugar, and PB2. Refrigerated them hoping that would set them up, but a few hours later, they were a bit more hard but still WAY too wet to be able to press a fork into them. They ended up being very cakey (no surprise) and I did the fork thing a few mins before they came out.