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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Rekindle childhood memories with my Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. A six-ingredient wonder, these cookies combine classic flavors with the added protein punch of hemp seeds. Easy, nutritious, and irresistibly delicious!

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When I ponder on my favourite childhood memories, the aroma of freshly baked peanut butter cookies inevitably wafts into my mind. My mom’s kitchen was the epicentre of these delectable memories, with me eagerly waiting to “help,” which usually translated to sneaking in a bite of raw dough!

However, as time has whisked by, I’ve come to value not just the taste but also the health quotient of what I eat. That’s what led me to reimagine this timeless classic. By retaining the soul of the original and infusing it with healthier ingredients, these cookies are both a nod to the past and a tip of the hat to present-day health consciousness.

Hand holding a peanut butter cookies with hemp and sesame seeds by Teri-Ann Carty

Why These 6-Ingredient Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Are a Must-Make ASAP:

Baking Simplicity At Its Finest

Using only six ingredients, this recipe epitomizes simplicity in baking. The streamlined process ensures that whether you’re a seasoned baker or just donning the apron for the first time, crafting these cookies will be a breeze. No complicated steps, no long lists of ingredients; just straightforward, fuss-free baking that yields delightful results.

Hidden Nutritional Treasures

While these cookies tantalize your taste buds, they also bring a bounty of nutritional benefits. The inclusion of hemp seeds is a game-changer. Not only do they introduce a unique, nutty texture to the cookies, but they also infuse them with protein. So, while you’re relishing each bite, know that you’re indulging in a snack that’s as good for your body as it is for your soul.

A Cookie For Every Moment

Have you ever felt that mid-morning slump and needed a quick pick-me-up? Or perhaps that post-workout hunger pang? Maybe even that late-night craving that just won’t quit? Enter these peanut butter cookies. Their versatility ensures they’re the perfect companion for any time of the day. Be it an early morning breakfast treat, a post-exercise refuel, or a midnight indulgence, these cookies rise to the occasion.

Nostalgia Baked Into Every Bite

Every bite of these cookies is a journey back in time. They evoke memories of simpler moments, perhaps of childhood days spent in the warmth of the kitchen, the aroma of freshly baked treats in the air. These cookies offer more than just flavor; they provide an emotional connection, transporting you to cherished memories and moments of pure joy.

overhead view of ingredients, egg, peanut butter and hemp seeds teri ann carty

So, the next time you’re in the mood for a treat that’s both delicious and meaningful, remember these 6-ingredient wonders. They promise not just a delightful culinary experience but also a trip down memory lane.

In this fast-paced world, we often overlook the joys of simple things. Baking, for me, is a delightful pause, a means to relish the process as much as the outcome and I am ALWAYS looking for an excuse to get in the kitchen and whip up something delicious and sweet. When the result is as heartwarming and wholesome as these peanut butter cookies, the journey becomes all the more special.

Overhead view with a fork mashing raw peanut butter cookies with seeds by teri-ann carty

Whether you’re looking to revisit a cherished childhood memory or in search of a healthful snack, these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies are your answer. Easy to make and even easier to love, I invite you to bake a batch, take a bite, and let the flavors transport you to a place of warmth, love, and nostalgia. Happy baking!


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hand holding a raw peanut butter cookie with seeds and sea salt flakes by teri-ann carty

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Teri-Ann Carty
I love peanut butter. I mean, I love ALL nut butters but peanut butter really is the best. Ever since I was a kid I remember my mom making the best peanut butter cookies. I remember asking her if I could help and by help I meant eating the raw cookie dough. HER idea of me helping was doing the heavy stuff like mixing the batter which always felt like I was mixing cement but then again, I've always been a bit of a drama queen. My favorite part though was definitely making the fork imprint on each cookie. Turns out, that's still my favorite part! I love creating healthy versions of the original and being able to enjoy them with a relatively clean conscience, so here's my version of my Mom’s old school pb cookies. The recipe couldn’t be easier to make and with that little bump of protein you could eat one for breakfast. Happy, healthy baking!!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12


  • fork
  • oven
  • baking sheet


  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (scant) coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • sprinkle of coarse sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer combine egg, sugar and vanilla.
  • Add in peanut butter and mix thoroughly. Add in hemp seeds and combine again.
  • Let sit to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using 2 teaspoons, scoop about a tbsp of dough per each cookie and space accordingly on the sheet. Have a glass of cold water handy. Take a fork, dip into cold water and make imprints on each cookie to flatten. Get creative if you want! Create a crisscross pattern on each cookie. Sprinkle each cookie with course sea salt
  • Bake for about 15 min. Turning the pan once in between to ensure even baking.
  • Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack before eating.
Keyword 6 ingredient cookie, baked, cookies, dairy free, easy cookie recipe, fall recipe, gluten free, healthy cookies

6 Responses

  1. I refrigerated the cookie dough for an hour prior to baking and they were still super moist but easier to prep. I also added crushed roasted peanuts to half the dough so everyone in my family was happy. Great use of hemp seeds! Thxs for the inspo!

  2. These are by far the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had! I didn’t think they would be as tasty as a regular peanut butter cookie, but was I wrong!! They ooze with flavour and the pinch of salt is the crowning touch. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. what if you don’t have any hemp seeds what could you replace that with? I have a huge bag of ground flax ? can’t wait to make these as peanut butter is my favorite too!

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