• 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, granulated sugar, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined and a dough forms.
  3. Scoop out portions of dough (about 1 tablespoon each) and roll them into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart.
  4. Use a fork to create a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie by gently pressing down on the dough balls.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Peanut Butter Cookies (assuming 24 cookies are made from the batch):
  8. Calories: Approximately 100-120 calories per cookie
  9. Fat: Around 6-8 grams
  10. Carbohydrates: Roughly 10-12 grams
  11. Protein: About 3-4 grams