Take-out Tuesday, Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever heard of PB2?

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Powdered Peanut Butter?

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Peanut butter is my very favorite food, but I had never heard of the powdered version until just recently and immediately had to check it out~

All the peanut butter flavor and goodness with much less fat and calories, why not!

I decided to start with cookies

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I found this recipe on the Bell Plantation website, the company that makes PB2.

Their recipe title is Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies~

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I agree, these could be the best cookies I’ve ever made!

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I am calling mine Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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It’s a small batch recipe too, it makes about 15 nice round cookies

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Easy to make up in minutes~

Cream butter with sugars, then add egg and vanilla

Add flour, salt and baking soda

When batter comes together, stir in chocolate chips and place scoops on a baking sheet

Bake for 10 minutes

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And you have a pan full of heavenly cookies!

Which have all run together because I made the scoops too big, was too lazy to do 2 batches, and I didn’t have any parchment paper to line the pan…            ^^’

So if you want round perfect cookies, line your pan with parchment paper and leave plenty of room between cookies, and use 2 pans  🙂

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You won’t care what shape they are once you eat one!

Be sure to read the note below about the pros and cons of peanut butter powder, you save on calories but lose on benefits…but it is an easy way to add the flavor with out the mess!

Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 15 large cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 stick butter

6 T brown sugar, firmly packed

6 T granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg

1 cup flour

2 T PB2

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

1  cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars in a mixer at medium speed. Add vanilla and eggs while mixing. Turn off mixer and add flour, PB2, salt and baking soda. Beat at slow speed just until flour is incorporated into butter and sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Using cookie scoop, form balls of cough and drop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-10  minutes at 375*. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes on cookie sheet.  Makes 15 large cookies

for another printable version of Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies click here

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Note: The following information about PB2 is from the Huffington Post:

“Two tablespoons of Jif’s natural, creamy peanut butter spread contains 190 calories, 16 grams of fat and 3 grams of sugar. The same amount of Bell Plantation’s PB2 has 45 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of sugar.

The standalone stats might make you think that peanut butter’s powdered version is a dieter’s dream. It’s true, products like PB2 whack down the calorie count, but as it loses the fat, the the spread becomes depleted of the mighty health benefits of the acclaimed full-fat peanut butter. It’s seemingly counter-intuitive, but the full-fat spread can actually promote weight loss and satiety, as Prevention reports. Powdered peanut butter can’t necessarily manifest the same benefits.

Still, if you want a lightened-up rendition of your favorite peanut butter dish, powdered versions like PB2 can be a crafty substitution. A note for peanut butter lovers: The product is no match for peanut butter’s thick and oily texture. If you’re the type to eat a spoonful straight from the jar or spread it on celery, apples and the like, stick to the original.”

Let me know what you think!

I ordered my PB2 from Amazon.com here, but look at your local stores, I recently saw it at my regular grocery store, Publix.  Oh, and it comes in Chocolate too! 🙂

I have another recipe for soup I want to try with PB2, so if it’s delicious too I will be sharing it with you soon!

If you want to see a tutorial for the French Pastry Box click here

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21 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”
  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Powdered peanut butter is new to me, the cookies sound good:@)

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  2. Marty says:

    My husband has been using this for quite some time. Two of his favorite things to do with it are stir it into oatmeal to flavor the oatmeal, and also he stirs some into Greek yogurt to make dip for celery.

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  3. cupcake1657 says:

    I use pb2 in my morning smoothies. I found it at my local Target store in the PB aisle.

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  4. Well…now I need to see if I can find powdered peanut butter! The cookies look scrumptious, Jenna!

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  5. lulu says:

    We have in common peanut butter love, but I’m having trouble imagining it in powdered form. How do you get a finger full of that?!?!

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  6. laurie says:

    Jenna, another fab recipe. I’ve never heard of powdered p’nut butter. I’ll have to look for some. Do grocery stores usually carry it? Love your pastry box. laurie

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  7. Hi Jenna!
    I’ve never heard of powedered peanut butter. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in the market either. What aisle do you find it in?
    I’m a BIG fan of PB too, and add it to all kinds of things. I even add a heaping TB to my protein shakes . . .and it’s soooo delicious!
    Thank you for the yummy cookie recipe!
    Have a great week,
    Suzanne

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  8. I have never heard of powdered Peanut Butter. Not sure If I would jump on this band wagon, but your cookies do look amazing!

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  9. Jacqueline says:

    You surprised me too! What a fun idea to have it in powdered form! The cookies sound incredible. Two of my favorite flavor combos!

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  10. Mary says:

    I’ve never heard of it powdered peanut butter before Jenna! I would guess it would be ideal for baking adding peanut butter flavor. Love the cookie combo with the chocolate chips!

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  11. Linda says:

    This is news to me. I have never seen it. Thanks so much for the info. Your cookies look fantastic. Peanut butter and chocolate…yumm! Thanks so much for your visit. As for those chargers, I found them at Zgallerie…not sure if they still have them.

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  12. Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna, I haven’t heard of PB2 yet. That’s a new one to me, but your cookies sound delicious! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

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  13. Miz Helen says:

    Jenna,
    These cookies look delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Rattlebridge Farm--Foodie Friday says:

    Yummy cookies–and the box is gorgeous, too. Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. I made these cookies for this month’s Secret Recipe Club and they are fabulous! A subtle back note of peanut butter from the PB2 gets more assertive the longer they sit. The absolute perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter, each perfectly balanced with each other. Make these ASAP!! 🙂

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