Skinny PB & C Cookies

Does anything get better than the simple combo of chocolate and peanut butter? This skinny, easy, and low calorie (60 calorie) recipe does not disappoint! Yet, they won't ruin your healthy clean eating goals. These are the best gluten free, dairy free, & no sugar (refined sugar free) cookies on Pinterest!

By: Sammi Ricke

I love creating snacks that contain healthy ingredients and are low in calories! Of course, there are times to indulge and throw calorie counts out the window, but for me, I choose to keep track of my calories when I am trying to lose weight or I get off trackFAST!

So, you won’t always see calorie counts for 90% of the foods on our blog, but I am just so tickled that these skinny cookies contains only 250 calories (in the whole batch!), I couldn’t help but share it with you.

Does anything get better than the simple combo of chocolate and peanut butter? This skinny, easy, and low calorie (60 calorie) recipe does not disappoint! Yet, they won't ruin your healthy clean eating goals. These are the best gluten free, dairy free, & no sugar (refined sugar free) cookies on Pinterest!

Now, let me just say...this recipe is not for you if you can eat a box of Girl Scout cookies twice a week and your waistline stays slim and trim. 

By the way, I can’t relate to you people.

We can still be friends, just don’t mention your freakish metabolism to me. 😉

Does anything get better than the simple combo of chocolate and peanut butter? This skinny, easy, and low calorie (60 calorie) recipe does not disappoint! Yet, they won't ruin your healthy clean eating goals. These are the best gluten free, dairy free, & no sugar (refined sugar free) cookies on Pinterest!

Each skinny cookie contains about 60 calories and they don’t taste like cardboard.

Chocolate and peanut butter that I technically can have everyday if I want and not see any negative ramifications?? Can you tell I am a little excited?!

If you are not familiar with PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, it is a dry powder made out of peanuts. You can add water to it and it magically turns into peanut butter without all the calories and fat.

When I am not using it for these cookies, I like to mix it into my plain Greek yogurt and eat it with diced apples. There are so many possibilities with this product!

This recipe easily makes 4 decent-sized skinny cookies that can be shared with your “Best Foodie Friend” or your children. But if sharing isn’t your strong suit,  eat them all yourself! They pair perfectly with a warm mug of your favorite coffee! Enjoy!

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Now onto the delicious recipe!

Skinny PB & C Cookies

Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free | 60 calorie skinny chocolate cookies with peanut butter frosting that will satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your healthy eating habits!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie Batter

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend G&S GF Flour Blend Recipe
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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PB2 Drizzle

Topping (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp unsweeted coconut flakes toasted in oven for 1-2 minutes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix all cookie batter ingredients in a small bowl. Divide dough into 4 portions and drop onto a greased cookie sheet or a Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 minutes or until cookies are set. They will no longer be wet on the outside and not squishy when touched. Be careful to not over bake or they will taste dry.
  • While cookies bake, mix PB2 and water in a small dish. You can spread it on the top of each cookie with a knife. Another option is to add extra water to the mixture to make it a looser consistency. Then put into a plastic baggie and cut the end off a corner and drizzle over cookies.
  • Cool cookies for a few minutes and then spread peanut butter frosting on them.
  • (Optional) You may top these cookie with the unsweetened coconut flakes. Place them in the oven on your cookie sheet the last 1-2 minutes while baking your cookies.

Notes

You can easily substitute 2 Tbsp egg whites for 1 egg white from a whole egg.
Wheat flour works just as well as gluten-free flour if you are not sensitive to gluten. I did try coconut flour and the cookies were too dry even when they were under baked. Almond flour worked nicely but I preferred the smooth texture of our gluten-free flour blend over these other flours!
Calorie count does not include coconut. If you choose to top with the 1 Tbsp coconut, it will add 35 additional calories to the recipe.
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11 Comments

  1. I have not tried PB2 before, but these cookies look so good and I like the fact that they are only 60 calories. Yeah!

    Bev

    • You should really give PB2 a try! I buy it at Sam’s Club or at our local grocery store. You can also use it in this yummy dip: The peanut butter is the perfect frosting on these yummy cookiee 🙂 Take care!

  2. Decadent! Boy, I wish I could eat peanut butter. Allergic. My family though would go nuts over these. I like the substitutes you did to make them gluten free. A healthy choice for many. Thanks for linking with us today at our Cookie Swap on Tuesday Talk.

    • Michelle, are you allergic to all nuts or just peanuts? Sometimes those with peanut allergies can have almond, cashew, or sunflower nut butter without a problem. Even without the frosting, these cookies are delicious! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Sammi, those sound delicious. I have a friend I’ll make them for; she’ll be thrilled!

  4. Oh my goodness, these cookies sound amazing! How have I not heard of PB2? I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

  5. This is awesome! I will have to give this a try for my daughter. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂 Hope to see you again next week.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  6. Hello Sammi, these cookies look amazing, and good to see you tried different flours , so glad to visit your site.

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