Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Oil/Butter FREE Peanut Butter Choc. Chip Cookies

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And I win for the longest title in the history of blogging! Wahoo! Does anyone have a badge for that?

So friends, I had full intentions of blogging the amazing dinner I made on Tuesday today, BUT, I got sidetracked and found something else to talk about [what a shocker, right?]. But trust me ya’ll, this recipe I’m about to show you is totally worthy of stealing the spotlight.

Oh hey there, you delicious looking pile of cookies. BUT, do not be fooled. These aren’t your typical peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They have super powers, you see. They are made with NO butter, NO oil and NO weird applesauce cohesive AND still taste absolutely incredible. Yep, told you, they are MAGIC!

I had a mean craving for something sweet but didn’t to derail how well I’ve been doing weight loss wise (down 2 pounds this week!) so I decided to try this recipe that I had bookmarked from Handle the Heat. First off, please check out that blog. It’s absolutely the cutest thing ever. Secondly, make these cookies. Thirdly (is this a word?) eat them. Oh and you have to serve them with a glass of cold milk. I  mean, who doesn’t eat their cookies with milk?

I made a few adjustments to the recipe. I added vanilla and some chopped walnuts!

Yields 12-14 cookies.

Butter/Oil Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of low fat smooth peanut butter (I used SKIPPY! because I  like the name)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of crushed walnuts

How to Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet using cooking spray.
  • Mix peanut butter & brown sugar in a small mixing bowl with an electric mixer until fully blended.

  • Stir in eggs, one at a time until fully mixed. Then add flour, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and oats until fully mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

  • Using an spoon, scoop balls onto the cookie sheet. Press the cookie balls down with the bottom of the spoon to press them down.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  • Serve with milk and extra chocolate chips!

I absolutely love this recipe because it has NO added fat. You get that fat and protein from a much healthier source, the peanut butter! These definitely rival my low fat chocolate chip cookies.

Nutritional information per 1 cookie: 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein.

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  1. Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    I love anything peanut butter and chocolate, and how awesome of you to make my favorite combination into a healthy little cookie.  Yum!
  2. Posted by Epatterson1223 on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    I didn't see the measurments for chocolate chips!
    • Posted by claire gallam on
      Thursday, August 11th, 2011
      ahh! I'm a space cadette. Let me fix this.
    • Posted by admin on
      Thursday, August 11th, 2011
      thank you again for pointing that out, just updated!
  3. Posted by Kelly on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    Oh wow these cookies look so delicious!  I love that they are oil and butter free!! :)
  4. Posted by on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    I want that entire stack! Oh wait...the entire batch!! These look divine!
  5. Posted by Erin on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    These cookies look wonderful!  I love that they just have normal ingredients in them!
  6. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    ooh what I wouldn't give for one of these right now!
  7. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, August 11th, 2011
    Yum! love a good chocolate chip recipe. Just a great excuse to eat more chocolate and pb :)
  8. Posted by Cassie on
    Friday, August 12th, 2011
    These sound awesome, can't wait to try them. I love having options like cookies without oil/butter. Awesome post!
  9. Posted by Sarah on
    Friday, August 12th, 2011
    Sounds super healthy!
  10. Posted by Ann on
    Friday, August 12th, 2011
    Fabulous cookies!  Also - congratulations for the longest blog title!  
  11. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Friday, August 12th, 2011
    Ok. I'm making these this weekend. Mmmm 
  12. Posted by Food Jaunts on
    Friday, August 12th, 2011
    I love the idea of these!  I'm definitely going to have to try them soon.  That way my husband feels like he's getting a treat and I'm happy that they're not loaded with fat.  Thanks!
  13. Posted by Kelsey on
    Sunday, August 14th, 2011
    Skippy has always been my favourite- and i agree, the name is the selling point really :)

    These are fantastic! and they don't look healthified at all- extra bonus!

    xoxo <3
  14. Posted by TammyJo Eckhart, PhD on
    Sunday, August 14th, 2011
    Could you just use natural peanut butter?  That tends to have less sugars and the fats in peanut butter aren't bad for you.
    • Posted by Claire Gallam10 on
      Sunday, August 14th, 2011
      Hey Tammy! Yes, I ussually always buy natural but veered away for this recipe. Sometimes it's fun to use ingredients you ate as a kid, don't you think? Thanks for the comment!
  15. Sunday, August 21st, 2011
    These cookies are exactly what I needed right now... I love them even more when lots of chocolate and oats are in them.  Delicious!
  16. Posted by alex on
    Friday, August 26th, 2011
    this is a dream cookie! yum!
  17. Posted by Elies Lie on
    Monday, September 5th, 2011
    I will sure make this soon! choco + peanut + walnut + oats = love it!
    Great photo!
    Nice to meet u claire :)Tq for sharing the recipe! ;) 
  18. Posted by Suzanne Weaver on
    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
    HOw many cookies does this recipe make, and do you hae the fiber content?  Thanks.
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
      I don't know fiber content but it makes about 12-14 cookies, varies on how big you make them.
    • Posted by alyssa on
      Sunday, October 21st, 2012
      if you want fiber, add flax!
  19. Posted by bianca on
    Friday, November 4th, 2011
    Yum these look delicious! I'm going to make these with my lactose-intolerant best friend :) love your blog!
  20. Posted by Vivienne1818 on
    Sunday, February 5th, 2012
    AMAZING! I just made these and they are divine! My husband has a dairy allergy, so these were perfect for him. I have made other "healthier" peanut butter cookies in the past, but these are by far the best. Thanks for the recipe!
  21. Posted by Getwaroo on
    Saturday, February 11th, 2012
    Tastes great I had low sodium peanut butter and when I added the sugar it looked really dry so I added 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.They came out soft like the recipe could also be turned into chocolate chip muffins!
  22. Posted by Rebecca Schreuder on
    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    I made these but my batter was crumbly. I wonder if it's because I used natural peanut butter? They still tasted good though.
  23. Posted by Brandais Rose on
    Monday, June 25th, 2012
    these are soooo yummy! i added a little more flour and oats then the recipe asks for (i also used basic bleach flour) and they turned out just like the pictures! very pretty cookies!! thanks!
  24. Posted by Laura Cassidy on
    Saturday, June 30th, 2012
    I made these last night using almond butter, almonds and Splenda baking blend... THEY WERE AMAAAAAAZINGGG!!!
  25. Posted by Cameron on
    Sunday, July 15th, 2012
    I can't wait to make these!!! But just so you know you forgot to say when to add the chocolate chips but I have a feeling of when to put in
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Monday, July 16th, 2012
      THANKs for the heads up! Just updated :)
  26. Posted by Lizzy on
    Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    I just made these tonight and they were absolutely to die for!!! I could hardly contain myself after I tasted the dough. It's a miracle any made it into the oven, but I'm sure glad they did! They had the perfect texture...chewy on the inside and crispy around the edges. And I love that they didn't taste or feel greasy, like cookies made with butter do. I used 1/2 whole grain spelt flour and 1/2 regular spelt flour. I also left out the walnuts and used a Dutch peanut butter that has tiny chunks of peanuts in it. I'm not a big fan of cinnamon, so I reduced it to 1/8 tsp, but next time I'd just leave it out all together. These are my new favorite cookies! Thank you thank you!
  27. Posted by Leslie on
    Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
    Hi, I'm a dietitian and I'm sure no one wants to hear another side...but low fat does not equate to low calories. Calories from any nutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat) are still calories. Everyone needs to take in around 25% of their daily calories from fat..preferrably in the form of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. As an alternative, eat some fruit. You could eat 2 small apples in place of 1 cookie and get lots of fiber and beneficial phytochemicals.
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, October 11th, 2012
      Yes, very true. But I'm all about indulging once in a while. If i want to eat a cookie, I'll probably eat a cookie. What I love about these is there aren't any additional fat sources, like butter or oil, and just get the moistness from the PB.
      • Posted by ans on
        Sunday, December 30th, 2012
        How are there no fats or oils in the recipe when one of the major ingredients used is full of hydrogenated vegetable oils(GMO!) Does anyone else see this? I'm sorry, but I must have visited the wrong page in search of a healthy recipe.
    • Posted by Alyssa on
      Sunday, October 21st, 2012
      That's silly - she wants a desert- not an apple. But I would improve the healthiness of this recipe by using a peanut butter made with only peanuts. Don't be fooled- skippy contains sugars, weird added oil sources, and other strange ingredients. the alternative- peanut butter made with only peanuts contains none of that garbage but natural peanuts and their natural oils.
  28. Posted by Maria Chabral on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Love Love Love this recipe! Thank you for this, because I've been looking a recipe that doesn't use oil or applesauce. The cookie is moist.
  29. Posted by Lucy Girl on
    Monday, November 5th, 2012
    Amazing! I use the Splenda brown sugar mix instead of regular, and I always forget to convert the measurements. This means that my cookies had twice as much brown sugary sweetness. They are to die for and will still be yummy even with less Splenda. So excited to have found a recipe without oil and butter. Also, I'm glad there is no applesauce in it since that generally turns cookies more-so into muffins and I am not a fan of that.
  30. Posted by AstonishingB on
    Saturday, November 24th, 2012
    I made these without the walnuts and they turned out fantastic thanks I ended up with 23 cookies and they ended up being two points a cookie on weight watchers thanks for the recipe!
  31. Posted by Ruthie O on
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
    Ah-ma-zing! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. My husband and I made these tonight, and we are 100% addicted to these healthier cookies!
  32. Posted by Haylan Thurman on
    Sunday, February 24th, 2013
    I just made these cookies, and they are absolutely to die for. I won't make my chocolate chip cookies any other way again!
  33. Posted by sydney on
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    I love this recipe, best butter/oil free recipe. Just made these, amazing!!
  34. Posted by Felicia on
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    I made these. I used Krema natural peanut butter (my favorite), and dark chocolate chips! Yummy! Next time I will omit the cinnamon (don't really care for it with peanut butter), but didn't stop me from eating them! Thanks!
  35. Posted by Felicia on
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    I forgot to say I used whole wheat pastry flour and sea salt, no nuts...
    my new go to cookie!
  36. Posted by Grace on
    Saturday, March 9th, 2013
    I was looking for a good butter free peanut butter cookie recipe and I found yours!
    I gave your recipe a try and they are just divine. Slight crunch on the outside and chewy on the inside. Thank you so much! :-)
  37. Posted by Sophie on
    Saturday, March 16th, 2013
    i bought some Skippy and wanted to make cookies because the pots are so big found this and decides i was using this recipe because you used Skippy and Skippy is the BEST
  38. Posted by Micki on
    Saturday, April 20th, 2013
    Hmm, I agree with someone else who pointed out the hydrogenated fats in the peanut butter of choice. Also, there is quite a lot of refined sugar (in the PB and the brown sugar), which in many nutritionists opinions, is worse than fats. Fats are an essential component of our diets. Eatin days satiate you more completely and you end up eating far less.

    Sorry, I recommend reading up on the importance of fat to the human body. You might find that being sugar-fearing is more helpful for weight loss than being fat-fearing.

    All the best.
  39. Posted by InterestingMan on
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
    Peanut butter contains oil. Why else would it be called peanut "butter"?

    I'm looking for a recipe that contains absolutely 0% oil or butter or applesauce.

    Good try though. Unfortunately me and my roommate are allergic to nuts.... and looking for a decent recipe is driving me nuts. :P
  40. Posted by Allie on
    Saturday, June 29th, 2013
    Just made these very good but i adjusted the recipe this time -left out chips and nuts for even less fat.
  41. Posted by Samantha on
    Sunday, July 21st, 2013
    This recipe looks so scrumptious! Actually it's perfect. I'm actually craving PB cookies more, and since the calories about the same for semi-sweet choc. and the pb chips, I can just sub them instead.
  42. Posted by Kdh on
    Sunday, August 11th, 2013
    don't see how this is healthy as it contains an entire cup of sugar, chocolate chips, and use of a peanut butter that has corn syrup as a primary ingredient??
  43. Posted by angie on
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
    I am making a batch right now. This is the second time I make them and my husband loved them. I didn't have walnuts so I used cookie piece pecans.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      YAY!!! that's awesome!
  44. Posted by Cookiemonster on
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
    Is there any version without peanut butter? I'm allergic
  45. Posted by Priscilla on
    Sunday, November 24th, 2013
    Thanks for your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you can be
    a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great posts,
    have a nice weekend!
  46. Posted by t on
    Sunday, November 24th, 2013
    well this is a great recipe but the title is misleading.. mainly because peanut butter is oil and fat.. lol sensationalist title aside, nice recipe.
  47. Posted by Caroline on
    Monday, January 20th, 2014
    Thanks for the recipe, I know this is an older post but mine are in the oven as I type and I can't wait to try them :)
  48. Posted by Diane Bachen on
    Sunday, February 9th, 2014
    Made these per the recipe, no modifications. The cookies spread out on the cookie sheet and were very thin. Still great flavor and very chewy, which we like, but not the delicious looking morsels pictured.
  49. Posted by Anna on
    Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Wonderful recipe! My daughter is allergic to both dairy and soy, if you use Peter Pan pb (soy free) and allergy friendly choco chips it's perfect. Thanks! We'll try these tomorrow!
  50. Posted by Annie on
    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
    Your cookies recipe is delicious and healthy at the same time.You rarely find such cookies ready made in the stores.There are very few companies like Moojo that make such cookies with low fat and sugar and with no artificial preservatives.
  51. Posted by Sam on
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
    Which you use light or dark for brown sugar? Also which you use Skippy peanut butter (regular/low fat/natural) ?
  52. Posted by Kristin on
    Sunday, January 7th, 2018
    What do you do with the walnuts? I see them on the ingredient list, but there's no mention in the recipe.
    • Posted by Claire on
      Monday, January 15th, 2018
      Oh no! I'll update it immediately.