Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies

Tis the season for baking! These are my favorite PB cookie: healthy peanut butter chocolate chip yogurt cookies.

Peanut butter cookies on parchment paper

Honestly, I am not always thrilled with the idea of baking.  Measuring is not optional, for one.  And if you know me at all, I am not the greatest measure-er in the world (but I’m getting better, for the sake of writing recipes for ya’ll).  However, there’s just something about whipping up a quick batch of cookies (with a mere 7 ingredients) and tossing them into the oven that gets me excited every now and then.  Maybe it’s the fact that my kitchen smells like peanut butter and brown sugar (maybe).  Or maybe it’s the fact that I get to eat a deliciously gooey cookie (or 3).  Or maybeeee, it’s because I can share baked goods with my friends and they say YAY! we love cookies!  And then I feel like I CAN bake.

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Peanut butter cookies on parchment

So here I am, contradicting myself.  Pretending that I don’t bake and all, when last week I made Apple Fritter Bread (in the crock pot – does that count as baking?) and then this week, cookies.  But you know what, it’s Christmastime, and baking is sort of required at Christmastime.  Amiright?

Peanut butter cookies on parchment

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So anyway, these fabulously gooey and melt-in-your-mouth cookies are made of just 7 (yes, 7) simple ingredients.  And when I say simple, I mean SIMPLE.  Like, “mix ingredients #1-6 into a bowl, then gently fold in ingredient #7;  bake for 8-12 minutes”.  Then enjoy.  I am not kidding, folks.  That is really all there is to it.

And I know you’re looking at the ingredient list: peanut butter, yogurt (yes, yogurt), eggs, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, dark chocolate chips, and wondering how in the world this makes fluffy, chewy, delicious cookies?  Well, I don’t exactly know how they are so good, but they just are.  And when things are THIS good, I try not to ask many questions.  But I tell ya, these put traditional peanut butter cookies to shame.  Gosh, I feel so mean saying that to all of those peanut butter cookies out there that have pleased millions, but it’s the truth.

You will love them.

Peanut butter cookies on parchment

So friends.  Please make these for all of your friends and family this holiday season.  Because there is no better gift than deliciousness.

Peanut butter cookies in hand

XOXO.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies

Simple peanut butter cookies made with Greek yogurt, brown sugar and dark chocolate chips.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8-10 mins
  • Total Time: 13-20 mins
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place large piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together peanut butter, yogurt, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda and salt until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, place dollops of cookie dough on parchment paper, leaving a ½-inch gap in between each cookie. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until cookies just start to crack on the top.

Notes

Cooking Tip: These cookies will be very tender and may fall apart if moved or eaten before cooled. That does not mean they are not incredibly delicious right out of the oven, they may just be a little messy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg

Keywords: Greek yogurt, without butter, easy, from scratch, without flour, simple, comfort food

10 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies”

  1. Jeff Baumgardner

    Just made a double batch. Very light and nice flavor. Easy and look just like your pictures. Thanks!

  2. Shriya Thacker

    These cookies were amazing!! The were like the first cookies that actually turned flat. The kids enjoyed and I’m sure to make them again.

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