Who says cookies are off limits when you’re dieting? These low-calorie Peanut Butter Cookies certainly aren’t!

With just 1 Weight Watchers Point per cookie, this Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is sure to be a favorite of any Weight Watcher. They are so easy to make, and with just a few simple changes to the traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, more than half the calories were able to be eliminated, making it much lower in Points.

So even though you are following the Weight Watchers Program, you can still treat yourself to a couple of these tasty peanut butter cookies and enjoy them, knowing that you are going over your Daily Points Allowance. So the next time you want a diet-friendly snack that the whole family can enjoy, give this Weight Watchers Cookie Recipe a try!

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/8 tsp table salt
– 3 tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, stick-variety
– 2 tbsp reduced-fat peanut butter
– 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1 large egg white
– 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 sprays non fat cooking spray

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl; mix well and set aside.
Combine margarine and peanut butter in a mixing bowl; beat on medium speed until blended and smooth. Gradually add both sugars and beat until blended; add egg white and vanilla and beat until smooth. While beating on low speed, gradually add flour mixture and mix until just blended.
Transfer dough to a large piece of plastic wrap and roll into an 8-inch log. Wrap log in plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours. (Note: You can make the cookie dough up to 3 days in advance and freeze until ready to bake.)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
Remove cookie dough from freezer and slice crosswise into about twenty-four 1/3-inch-thick slices; place slices 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden around edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.
Flavor Booster: Browned margarine has a nutty flavor that enhances a peanut butter cookie. Melt the margarine in a small skillet until it sizzles and just begins to brown. Remove from heat and freeze for 20 minutes, or until firm, before using in the recipe.

Serving size is 1 cookie
Each serving = 1 Weight Watchers Point

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    • Wendy Zitzman Reply

      You can, though that will increase the fat, calories, cholesterol and Points value.

  1. In case anyone else was curious, I entered this into the WW recipe builder using 3 Tbsp regular butter and 2 Tbsp regular JIF peanut butter and it works out to 2 WWP+ per serving if you make 18-24 cookies from the batch. Hope it helps!

  2. i calculated all the ingredients using the points plus scale and if the recipe makes 24 cookies, then it is 1 points plus per cookie.

  3. considering margarine is so incredibly bad for you is there something you can substitute that with?

  4. Using the recipe builder on Weight Watchers I added exactly what you have in the recipe and it calculated the points at 46 P+. I really really hope I did this wrong.

  5. Thanks for the recipe! Its 62 calories per cookie. Also, given these are frozen, it takes much longer to bake.

    • I don’t, unfortunately. Looking back, I wish I would’ve saved it. I had no idea that WW would change their program. Naive of me, I know. One day, I will re-build this recipe and calculate it with the new data.

      • I just recalculated this using the Ww point plus and if you make 24 cookies out of this recipe like it says they are 1 point each

  6. My family loves these cookies. They made it two days in the house.

  7. Remember, the salmonella outbreak could affect your pet as well. It's been found in dog biscuits and dog food, where the peanut butter comes from the same plant in Georgia.

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