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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies




healthy peanut butter cookies

Very addictive.

So addictive you can’t eat just one.

So addictive you can’t eat just two.

So addictive they should come with a warning label.

Oh so very addictive.

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Not for sharing.

Normally, I am very good about sharing my desserts with any friends who show up at my door. (And due to the fact that my friends know I make desserts for a living, inevitably someone will always show up at my door.) But as soon as I made these cookies, I knew I had something special on my hands. Therefore, I barred the door shut.

And contemplated building a moat around my house.

healthy peanut butter cookie

With crocodiles.

Hungry crocodiles.

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I’ve had way too much fun with the commentary on this post.


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies

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  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp raisins
  • salt to taste (I used a little over 1/4 tsp, but I like salty pb cookies!)
  • 2 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts (If you can only find salted, reduce or omit added salt)
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract


Throw everything into your food processor (I used an Osterizer) and combine until very smooth. Roll into balls, cookies, bars, or simply eat shovel the dough into your mouth, straight from the machine. Dough can be stored on the counter, in the fridge, or in the freezer.

Or in your belly.

ball of cookie dough

These cookies taste like eating unbaked peanut butter cookie dough.

Mmmmmmm a giant ball of peanut butter cookie dough.

1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/8 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup… Full recipe: @choccoveredkt

Question of the Day: Hmmm I can’t think of one. I’m too busy dreaming about how addictive these peanut butter cookies are!

Thanks for all the comments today on the Chocolate Covered Katie Facebook Page.

Published on August 24, 2011

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    • Scott says

      If you don’t use any animal products I believe you are safe. The trick is substituting for
      the eggs. Flaxseeds boiled for 20 minutes yield a substitute that I have found for a
      great replacement for the eggs. 2 quarts water with 4 T of flaxseeds. Very messy and
      goey but works wonderfully as a replacement. However, I am not a medical authority
      and if you want some definitive answer you should check with your health care professional.

      Scott S

  1. Dana C says

    Cookie Dough is one of my favorite flavors!

    Quick question….SO I tried to make you pizzart but I used regular whole wheat flour instead of pastry flour and I think it really messed it up!

    I have a suggestion….You should do a Chocolate Covered Katie “Pantry Staples”. Things at the grocery store you need to whip up a lot of your recipes. Most of the time I dont have the things on your recipe list and I get all disappointed 🙁 SO I think it would be a great idea if you just made a list of the MAIN things your readers need to make your recipes, then we can all go shopping and make your yummys whenever we want!!


      • katherine says

        at my local grocery store, you can get medjool dates for a whopping $12.89 per pound! they are so freakin’ expensive it isn’t even funny. Therfore i usually use pure maple syrup, honey, raisins, or (GASP!) real sugar. or i find another recipe. that’s why i love my Katie because she usually doesn’t use dates.

  2. Megan says

    YUM. These look amazing Katie! I bet they would be good in a peanut butter cookie dough ice cream too! I can’t wait to try them…and I love that they are sugar free!!!!

  3. emma @ says

    Yummy! I can’t wait to try these! I LOVE peanut butter!!!
    I’m happy they’re so simple to make too! : )

  4. Katherine says

    Considering that I have 3 kinds of peanut butter in my room right now, these will likely be making an appearance very soon…I bet they’d be good with my cashew butter too!

  5. Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission says

    A peanut butter cookie dough MILKSHAKE?!
    I love that these are no bake! No bake = no wait.
    I might just eat it with a spoon 😀

  6. Lindsay@LivingLindsay says

    Yummy!!! So easy to make and guaranteed to be delicious – how can anything with peanut butter NOT be! 🙂
    Have a great day Katie!!

  7. Lisa says

    yum!!! you8 know I love mah peanut butter Katie. and well…who DOESN”T like cookie dough??
    so yea, going to buy raisins now and make these. I LOVE CCK!!!!!!!

  8. Jen says

    I want to crumble one (or two, or three) of those on top of some banana soft serve! Nothing beats peanut butter and banana. It’s interesting that you used raisins instead of dates. I wonder if there’s a noticeable difference in taste and texture.

  9. Katie @ Nutrition in a peanut shell says

    Ahahha- your posts are always so cute! A moat…where do you come up with this stuff? 🙂

  10. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free says

    Oh my goodness-anything with peanut butter is delicious! Sometimes I’ll just throw some oats and a banana with a huge scoop of pb and eat the “dough” plain!

  11. Megan says

    Hi Katie! I am working on a nutrition study that involves participant consumption of protein powder every day. I have been trying to come up with some healthier baked goods/treats that they could put the powder in (all the recipes that a former grad student gave me called for high fructose corn syrup…). I made the cookie dough fudge babies and the protein worked out great in those (and I’m sure they will work great with this post as well). However the blondies came out hard as a rock (even after adding in applesauce and a little pumpkin to add more moisture). I was wondering if you have experimented with any type of protein powder in your recipes and if you had any suggestions for keeping baked goods from becoming too dry? Love your blog and your recipes!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hey Megan,
      Unfortunately, I don’t really use protein powder often because I haven’t found one I absolutely love. I do know that it works well in my Rice Crispy Treat Babies, though! Maybe one of these days I will have to splurge for Sun Warrior… I keep hearing everyone say how much they love that one.

      • Megan says

        Okay thanks I’ll definitely try those! I haven’t seen any posts with it so I figured it was a long shot! I have heard good things about Sun Warrior as well. My bf was using vanilla chai Vega but he said the amount of stevia that they use seems a bit off…and yes they are all so expensive!

    • Laura says

      It may seem counter-intuitive, but just because applesauce is wet doesn’t mean that it will make your blondies softer. The solution you may be looking for is to add a bit of flour and that should soften them up.

  12. Emilia says

    These look so so good, I can just imagine how peanut buttery they taste. I might even try to make these using a different kind of nut butter…though I’m sure the peanut butter is magnificent. 🙂

  13. Jenny$1983 says

    I usually hate this, but: O … M … G 8-0 Wow…

    I *just* made the peanut butter babies – and the chocolate peanut butter babies – yesterday! My dad leaves the last handful of salted peanuts (he buys them, I only ever eat/use the raw, unsalted, unroasted variety) in the bag then moves on to a new one so there were several near-empty packets hanging around in the cupboard driving me mad, so yesterday I turned them into little fudge babies of heavenliness … and now I need him to leave more so I can use them for these: peanut butter and raisin is one of my all time favourite flavour combinations! For example, I can promise you that Emma@Sweet Tooth Runner’s version of PB&Co’s Cinnamon-Raisin PB tastes amazing – although I haven’t tasted the original, I’m sure it can’t be much better! 😀

    Sorry for the essay, but I’m passionate about this 😉 Thank you for this lovely recipe, and I think you had just the right amount of fun with the commentary: love it! 🙂

  14. Kelly @ Not So Rocky Road says

    Man you post so much good stuff! I drool over your posts everyday!! However will I find the time to make all these delicious goodies!?!?! I see Christmas goodies in my family & friends future LOL.

  15. kaila @ healthy helper! says

    Mmm Mmm!!! These sound better than the pb cookie larabars!!! I am going to have to try these out for comparison!! I love me some PB!!

  16. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles says

    Oh my lord. Peanut butter and cookie dough? Almost as good as chocolate. Since your door is locked and I won’t be able to show up and devour your stash, I guess I should make these on my own!

  17. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    I JUST WANT TO EAT THAT BIG BALL OF DOUGH!!! I am getting some peanuts. And then making these. I want them SO BAD!! Please please please marry me Katie?! 😀

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    These look amazing and perfect! I have a few versions of nobake peanut butter balls and bites and PB cookie dough is of course an amazing thing and your pics make me want to dive right in!

    Most recently I just made flourless PB cookies and then flourless chocolate PB cookies. Both can be made vegan with a flax egg.

    There is pretty much no wrong way to eat PB cookies or dough in my book. Love your NOBAKE recipe. Perfect.

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    sorry having problems with your site so if this duplicates, forgive me!

    last comment went into moderation 🙁

          • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

            Wait, you’re still seeing the message? I was forced to switch to to EXTREMELY expensive vps, so this should NOT be happening anymore. Please tell me if you’re still getting the message now! 🙁

            Also, yes, the chocolate chip cookies are on the chewy side. I recommend using oat flour. And make sure you use baking soda, not powder. And don’t omit the brown sugar.

  20. Anonymous says

    Oh my GOSH, Katie I just made these and they really are as addictive as you said! Well really I should say “I just made THIS” because it never became “these”. The dough was too good to roll into balls! Yum!!!!

  21. Moni'sMeals says

    Oh Man, I can already tell I will be doomed with these. I am your biggest peanut butter addict, I have to say. I go through 2 jars a week…I know!

    I look forward to trying these out. I will let you know. 😉

  22. Amy says

    OH MY YUMMMMMMMY! I used Dark chocolate Dreams from pb&co. Have you ever tried that stuff? You should try it in these. It tastes like pb fudge brownies! SO SO good!

  23. Alexa @ Simple Eats says

    I can see why these would be so addictive! I love the little cross marks you put on the top, a la classic peanut butter cookies.

  24. Alexa @ Simple Eats says

    I can see why these would be addictive! I love the criss-cross lines you put on top, too. Nice touch 🙂

  25. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon says

    Hi Katie! Although I don’t typically comment, I read your blog every day and I love experimenting with many of your recipes (I make your Blueberry Pie Pancakes at least once a week!). I wanted to let you know that I already made your Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies this evening and you’re right–they’re AMAZING! I can’t believe how easy and ridiculously delicious they are. Thank you so much for posting another great recipe 🙂

    Hope you have a good week!

  26. Claudia says

    These babies look soooo good! You know what would be an even better addition than raisins? (no offense to my wrinkled friends)… CHOCOLATE CHIPS! nomnomnom 😉

  27. Claudia says

    These babies look soooo good! You know what would be an even better addition than raisins? (no offense to my wrinkled friends)… CHOCOLATE CHIPS! nomnomnom 😉

    p.s. sorry if this comment shows up twice

  28. Michaela says

    wait, did you mention these were addictive?? ok, so yes, you did and you were right! I can´t wait to bring them to my non-vegan friends tmro. Thanks for another superb recipe!

  29. Rachel says

    Do you find that almond butter works pretty well as a substitute for PB? I’ve never tried cooking with it, but I NEED to try these and I’m allergic to peanuts!

  30. Lauren S says

    Delicious!! Taste like a peanut butter and jelly larabar! Eating them currently with a cup of coffee, great Saturday afternoon! Thanks Katie!!

  31. RAE says

    Sorry if someone already asked this BUT… did you use natural peanut butter for this recipe? Can’t wait to try them!

  32. Rachel says

    Hi Katie!
    I made these, and the taste and texture is good – like everyone says! I’m wondering if you had the problem of these being really greasy. I literally had a puddle of grease on my counter after I made these, and my hands were coated with oil. Weird huh?? Did anyone else have that problem? I did not add extra oil so i found this strange.

  33. Annette says

    I didn’t have raisins, so I used cranberries. My youngest said, “Hey, these taste like pb&j!” They look like it too! Now to hide them so I can quit eating them!

  34. Jessica Ann says

    I just made these. HOLY COW. I have eaten half of them already. Luckily they are relatively healthy! I added some cocoa powder to make them chocolatey (I know you would approve).
    I love finding recipes where I have all the ingredients in my cupboard already!

  35. Allison M. Dickson says

    I just discovered your website through Facebook and knew I had to try these, as I had all the ingredients.

    I use the Valencia w/ toasted flax peanut butter from Trader Joe’s, and dates instead of raisins (no raisins in the house right now, but I’ll be sure to get some). Absolutely delicious! Such a satisfying and wholesome treat to quiet down the sweet tooth!

  36. Carey says

    I made these tonight and I am already on my second batch! My kids and husband devoured them in seconds. I’m putting these in their lunch boxes tomorrow.

  37. Jen says

    I made these and your peanut butter milkshake (with my homemade peanut butter!) and loved both of them! Posted the links on my blog today and have gotten a few of my friends addicted to the cookie dough 😉

  38. Charlotte says

    Katie…this is, hands down, my absolute FAVORITE recipe on your blog. And choosing a favorite was tough, let me tell you! But I just wanted to thank you so much for creating this easy, DELICIOUS recipe!

  39. Lauren B. says

    Oh. My. Gosh. These are AMAZING!!! I made a batch yesterday, and my eyes literally rolled back in my head when I tasted it. Needless to say, the dough is gone. So sad… but the good news is I have more ingredients to make another batch. PB Cookie Dough heaven, here I come!


  40. Rasha Taha says

    Hey Katie!

    I tried making these yesterday in my food processor, and at first, the raisins wouldn’t break apart… Then when it went on for a bit, they started getting pulverised, but the peanut butter also released a TON of oil, so when I was handling the dough, an incredible amount of oil was present which made it unappealing to eat and hard to handle!

    Any solutions?

      • Rasha Taha says

        Hmm good point!
        Yeah the PB originally was pretty oily. It’s the smooth kind from my natural food store. I think I’ll try making it with PB from the machine! It’s sooo incredibly thick.

  41. Jessica says

    I made this last night and OMG you are not kidding when you say they are addictive. The raisins hold these together so well and the peanuts with the peanut butter……….AHHHHHH. so good!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Alex says

    The student “I have no ingredients and no equipment” version:
    3 parts pb : 1 part jam : 2 parts oats – mash together in a bowl.
    Nommy 🙂

  43. kayleigh says

    i just made these but i didn’t have peanuts on hand so i omitted them, and i used prunes instead of raisins. yum!!

  44. Andrea says

    I made these today! I rolled them into balls, stuck them in the freezer for about a half hour, and took them over to my boyfriend’s for a treat. 🙂 I love feeding him healthy treats when he doesn’t know it! This is a verrryyyy good and simple recipe, I will definately be keeping it!

  45. Dianna says

    These look amazing! I want to try the recipe but am unsure if I can use a blender? That’s all I have in my kitchen. Do you think it would work!

    Love your blog BTW!!!!

  46. Erin says

    Today I made these twice! I’m addicted to peanut butter so all of my natural peanut butter was out so I had to use regular jiff…I used 1/4 cup and they came out extremely sticky still—too much peanut butter! (not necessarily a bad thing 😉 ) Then I tried them a second time improvising and making my own recipe and it was AMAZING! I used the 1/4 cup + 3 T of raisins, 2.5 T of almond butter, 1/4 T vanilla extract and about 2 T crushed roasted and salted soybeans. holy moly I’m in love with these cookies…i kept it in a giant dough ball in my fridge and have been picking pieces off all day, by the end of the day i plan on finishing it off by myself! 🙂 thanks for the recipe, and again, i highly suggest the almond butter and soybeans, good protein sources too!

  47. Kendra says

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes, Kate!! After having lost 42 lbs. and fairly strict about what I eat, I’m wondering if anybody has figured WW points with any of these recipes? If so, would you mind posting. Otherwise, I’ll try to figure them out when I get a spare minute.

  48. Jessi says

    Warning: do not make these with freshly stirred Smucker’s Natural PB… I made this mistake and the dough was way too oily! They turned out amazingly delicious once I left them in the fridge overnight, though! Great recipe Katie, I’m rarely ever disappointed by anything I find on your blog!

  49. Becca says

    Hi Katie! I love your website, love, love, love! A friend recently recommended it to me and I’m so happy she did! I made these for the 1st time (w/slight exceptions) and they came out PERFECT! They were so awesome, I’ve tried to make them again twice but they are coming out way too soft, I can’t mold them at all 🙁 It’s so frustrating!! Here’s what I’ve done if you can help..please!

    1st (perfect cookies!)
    1/4c pb (just bought, room temp)
    2T peanuts
    1/8tsp vanilla
    1/4c cooked oats
    I didn’t have raisins so I blended all this and it came out perfect – just like cookies!!

    2nd time (wanted them a little sweeter…)
    1/4c pb (from fridge)
    2T peanuts
    1/4c UNcooked oats
    1pkt Stevia
    1/8 vanilla (could’ve been 1/4tsp??)

    3rd time same as 2nd but w/5 drops of liquid Stevia instead of pkt, no oats, and after I blended I put it in the freezer for an hour in the hopes it would be moldable – not 🙁

    I’m going to try them this week and do them to the T but can you see something causing them to be too soft?? Thank You Thank You!!

  50. Soniyamas says

    I am addicted to your blog let alone these
    cookies 🙂 want to give a suggestion though. If you can also add the calories per serving of your recipes it’ll be a BIG favor for people who are watching their calories. I want to try your so many recipes but I am too lazy to find out the cal. in them. Or may be I am missing it.
    Love how you talk. I keep smiling when I am on your blog. I am not a vegan but love these vegan recipes. 🙂

    • soniyamas says

      Ok so I finally calculated the calories for these cookies. A 7gm ball of a cookie gives 61 calories. Which is good to me. These were the first thing I made this morning, even before breakfast. I couldn’t help myself thinking about these the whole night. I loved it. even my 2 year old who hate raisins, ate it. Thanks so much Katie for this and all other wonderful recipes I will be trying soon. 🙂

      A new fan of you:)

      • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

        Hi Soniyamas!

        I actually do have calorie counts for most of my recipes, especially the more current ones. If you scroll under the actual recipe and instructions, you’ll find a link that says “Calorie and Nutritional Info” and that’s where I have the cal counts listed :).

        I’m so glad you liked the cookies!

  51. Tricia says

    I just made these….yummo!!! I just hope I can save a couple for my 3 yr old daughter for after school which is less than an hour from now. I may just have to make more. Next time, I will double or triple the batch. My husband will devour these and love these have no added sugar since he is diabetic. Thanks for your wonderful website.

  52. Kylee says


    My version came out a little runny at first and then after refrigerated, it’s a little crumbly.

    I’m just eating it with a spoon instead of making cookies 😛

    So good!! Thank you!

  53. Susan L says

    “Dough can be stored on the counter, in the fridge, or in the freezer. Or in your belly.”

    I lol’ed. Actually though, not just typing that. Thanks for another great recipe, can’t wait to try it. =)

  54. Anonymous says

    These are amazing, really. My son and I whipped these up and put them in the freezer. As good as they are right out of the bowl, do yourself a favor and enjoy them from the freezer. They are worth the wait, believe me!

  55. Maryann says

    These recipes aren’t very diabetes friendly. I made the somoas last night and it dates have so much sugar that it shot my blood sugar up.

  56. Sharon Cyr says

    I was wondering if you have the number of servings for any of your recipes. Maybe it’s in the nutrition information that sometimes goes with the posts? It is helpful to me to know how many people each recipe will serve, so I know how big of a batch to make when I am taking the dessert to a pot luck, etc.

  57. Melissa says

    I just made these and while they are very delicious, I am having that oily problem, too. I just patted the excess off and put in the fridge to eat in the morning. I will definitely have to get some drier pb for these because they are so good.

  58. Leena Dbouk says

    I just made these…omg they are SOOO good. I used lightly salted peanuts and didn’t add any salt and they were delicious. I’m thinking of adding some protein powder to my next batch. Thank you SO much (btw my friend is making your normal peanut butter cookies, we’ll see how those go)

  59. Molly M. says

    Hello, love your recipes! I just had one question, I know you don’t really like to do calorie information, but I was wondering what the “serving sizes” are on some of your recipes. The single lady cupcakes/etc. are obviously for one serving, but how many servings would be in something like the brownie batter dip or this cookie dough recipe? Cuz I don’t want to end up eating a whole bowl of something that was meant for more like six people or something, lol.

    • CCK says

      I try to list the # of servings as often as possible… but with recipes like this, it’s hard because you can roll them into balls or make bars or even cookie-cuttered shapes. So it really depends :).

      The dip is meant to have multiple servings… but once again, I can’t say how many because it depends. But yeah, it’s definitely not meant for just one serving!

  60. Cassandra says

    Made these last night for the first time. Didn’t have raisins, so I subbed prunes. They didn’t look nearly as pretty as yours, but they tasted delicious! Noms…can’t wait to make them again!

  61. Angeline says

    These are so good it motivates me to keep my food processor clean! I told my boys they were gross and I had to eat them 😉

  62. Emily G says

    Hey katie!
    For weight watchers reference, 1/4 of this recipe is 5 points plus! thought i’d share since I looked it up.
    PS this is AMAZINGGGGGG!!!

  63. Meghan says

    These are amazing! Thank you so much for making me realize gluten-free doesn’t have to be dessert free. I love your website. Do you have nutrition info for these? And how many is your recipe supposed to make (generally)?

  64. Elizabeth says

    These didn’t taste all that much like peanut butter cookie dough to me. They still kind of had a fruity taste from the raisins. I just added a little bit of grape jelly and they were delicious/healthy peanut butter and jelly cookies!!!

  65. Dawn L says

    WOW – I just found your site and I made the peanut butter cookie dough ones. FANTASTIC! I am always looking for healthier versions of sweets and I substitute quite a bit in my own baking. However you have such great ideas and take it to a whole other level. Thanks!!

  66. Kaleigh says

    You should definitely try these with some of the Peanut Butter & Co. flavors! Dark Chocolate Dreams and White Chocolate Wonderful would be AH-MAZING in this recipe!!! (and all of their flavors are vegan too!) I’m definitely going to try these out tonight!

  67. Steph says

    I didn’t have peanut butter so I added some extra peanuts, but even without, this was unbelievably delicious. Thank god I only made a fourth of the recipe. My waistline would not be happy with a binge!

  68. Jenn says

    Oh, Katie! I just made these… And I am so glad I did! They are FABULOUS! I subbed dates because I already had them and they worked just fine. Thanks for sharing!! I also made your girl scout cookie larabars today- another winner! Thank you!

  69. Emily says

    Katie, this recipe looks fabulous! I just reviewed this post over on my blog (a href=”” title=”Best of Good Eats on Pinterest”. I can’t wait to make these!

  70. Shade @ One Vegan Fatty says

    Just wondering if anyone successfully made these with a magic bullet…my own results were umm…less than stellar lol, but as always, it was an easy tasty snack. I just wound up adding in some honey nut o’s, almond milk, and having a random cup of pb&j cereal! 🙂

  71. Lauren says

    I made these and they were delicious! I didn’t have raisins so I used craisins!!!! My boys loved it. They were eating it by the spoonful! I also love chocolate so I did another variation of peanuts, peanut butter, vanilla, nutella and Graham sticks!!! Iy is rich and chewy:)

    Keep Up the great work Katie!!!

  72. Stacy says

    i just made the peanut butter cookie dough cookies less than 12 hours ago and the whole batch is in my stomach. they are DELICIOUS. i didn’t even have time to roll them into cookies, i ate the mixture with a spoon 🙂 i didn’t have peanuts on hand so i substituted cashews (more carbs unfortunately) but they turned out wonderfully. i’m trying to wait at least a day before making these again….we’ll see how that goes

  73. Jules says

    Hi Katie! I’m a vegetarian and just recently started to check out your blog (by the way-it’s amazing and so helpful because I’m pretty sure I have one of the biggest sweet tooths in the world!) But anyway…I’m not a huge fan of raisins and I was wondering if there are any raisin substitutes or if it tastes like raisins at all/is is only to thicken the batter?

  74. Trish says

    I rarely comment on any websites- but your humor and writing style, plus great photos, and incredible recipes is over the top terrific. I just had to tell you that!!! Your humor in this one- still hasme giggling! Thank you so much for all the kitchen inspiration- and wonderful sugar free, gluten free vegan recipes!

  75. Charlie Harlow says

    Ok I HAD to try these BUT all I had was the pb on hand. I always have all of these things of course except today!!:( Soooo I used dried cranberries in place of the raisins and oats in place of the nuts. They were pretty tart because of the berries so I added an extra tbs of pb and a tbs of brown sugar, I know now they are no longer sugar free but I seriously wanted to eat them and your recipe gets plenty of sweet from the raisins. I can’t believe how good they were!! I’m going to make a double batch with the correct ingredients soon!!!
    Thank you for your blog!!!!
    Charlie (mom of 3 in ca)

  76. Deb says

    Loved these and I substituted the peanuts for roasted almonds and I added a little more PB and added some baking cocoa for that chocolate taste too…awesome and will make again! Thanks

  77. Rachel says

    Thank You Katie for another wonderful recipe. I’ve followed your blog for a few months now and made quite a few of your recipes. I feel like I’m getting to know you by trying your stuff! Love it all– and these were a perfect treat tonight. Always look forward to your next post 🙂

  78. Amy says

    made these today. Followed the recipe to a T and there is no way they can be formed into anything. The taste is GREAT but it’s still the consistency of Peanut Butter and not at all like a cookie dough – very sticky. Am I missing something??

  79. Lisa says

    Just made these and they are so good! I didn’t have peanuts, so I used pecans. I also didn’t have any raisins in my baking stuff, so I stole 4 mini packs of raisins from my 2 yr olds stash….They turned our really good. Now, to hide them before my devouring teenage sons get home. Did you know teenagers eat ANYTHING?????? Crazy!

  80. Amanda says

    Just made these, love them! I added just a small handful of chocolate chips to the recipe because i add chocolate chips to just about everything. They are amazing. I think i am going to roll them in balls and dip them in chocolate next time. My nephew said they taste like the inside of a tasty cake, hes very picky too. Wins all around over here! Thank you!!!

  81. Pauline says

    So easy to make! I never made Larabars because I thought you needed dates, but raisins make a great substitute. These PB ones sound great. I am SOOO making these tomorrow and packing them in baggies for snacking on the go!

    Always love your blog!!!

  82. Bethany says

    These are sooo good! I did half raisins and half dates – and they turned out great! You are a genius, Katie. 🙂

  83. Courtney says

    I was a doubter all the way until I put it in my mouth at the end. Wow! Soooo wonderfully indulgent. I used dates since it’s all I had on hand. You were right–I just scooped (nearly) all of it into a bowl and ate it right away.

  84. Belinda says

    OK, don’t be mad 😉
    I totally wanted to make this recipe since I ALWAYS have PB, raisins and vanilla extract on hand. EXCEPT TODAY I was all out of extract so I subbed maple syrup. AND I was short on raisins 🙁 … I used golden raisins and dried BLUEBERRIES instead and it tastes AMAZING!!! I love how your recipes are an easy benchmark for my crazy brain that never leaves “good enough” alone.

  85. Meg says

    I keep my cupboard stocked with these ingredients now! SO delicious! Also, the difference in using regular peanut butter and natural makes a world of difference!

  86. Heather says

    I just made these today (with raisins that were past their prime). The cookies were STILL delicious. I rolled the cookies in shredded, unsweetened coconut. Fantastic treat. Thank you for the recipe! You may have broken my expensive addiction to Larabars 🙂

  87. Ingrid A says

    Found your recipe on Pinterest and just had to try these. Absolutely loved it but had no peanuts so replaced them with chopped hazelnuts and they turned out super delicious. I used a small ice cream scooper to shape them evenly and got 12 little cookies. Thanks for sharing this healthy treat. x

  88. ANH says

    Tried these in the magic bullet with no success 🙁 took awhile. I wasn’t sure if I should’ve kept at it but I used the flat blade which is meant for dried fruit and nuts. Any suggestions on how it would’ve worked?

  89. blondie says

    Mmmmm sounds delicious! I think I’d want to make them and dip them in chocolate….a nice dark chocolate. Would that be far too naughty??? LOL

  90. Tracie Rennell says

    I just made these and they are totally awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I did use dates instead of raisins because that is what I had but they ROCKED:) I love your blog!!!!! I made the granola bars yesterday! They were great too!

  91. Monica says

    Hi Katie,

    I tried making these today because they sounded so delicious and simple to make, but I was just wondering how critical it is to use a food processor to blend the ingredients. Does food processing it really make for a thicker texture that can be rolled into cookie shapes? As of now, all the ingredients are very mushy because it’s essentially just a peanut butter mixture. Thanks!


  92. Amy says

    I’ve been vegetarian for several years, and recently started a 6-week vegan, sugar-free diet. I discovered these cookies and made them ASAP – and they were SO good! The rest of my family – who are neither vegan nor vegetarian, and are somewhat skeptical about my cooking endeavors – loved them too! I will definitely be making these again!!

  93. Sasha says

    Oh, wow, Katie! I must admit, i was pretty skeptical when i saw the ingredients, but these are lovely, lovely! I may have eaten half the batter straight out of the food processor. I have never tried any of your recipes before, but if this is any indication, I shall do a Julie/Julia Project, CCK style~
    Thank you so much <3

  94. Carly says

    I just tried these with a little modification..I used craisins instead of raisins to reduce the calories and carb count…still delicious! I worked out the nutrition for 12 servings:

    Calories: 52
    Carbs: 4
    Protein: 2
    Fat: 3

    Not too shabby! 🙂 What a great treat!

  95. chocolate addicter says

    Everytime I see in your instructions to add salt, it puts me off. I really find it strange to have salt with chocolates, salt with peanut butter. My favorite chocolate is snickers because it contains peanuts but sweet at the same time. Is there some “sweet” recipe for your peanut cookies? Thanks

    • becauseHeloves! says

      These are pretty sweet; the salt only brings out the sweetness. For me, I couldn’t taste the salt at all. Also, you could just omit the salt if you really don’t want to add any.

  96. Katie L. says

    Update: I went ahead and gave it a try today because I was craving cookies. So for anyone else interested in making these in a Magic Bullet, it can be done!! Just chop the peanuts a little before you throw everything in and you’ll be good to go! Also, Katie – you have seriously outdone yourself with these. AMAZING! I wouldn’t have guessed that something so decadent could have come from a few simple (healthy) ingredients! WOW. I bought a Costco-sized box of raisins because I will be making these a lot. Thank you.

  97. Jaci says

    I made these again today – they are one of our favorites (and my daughter’s hands-down favorite). Anyway, I don’t usually measure my vanilla, just splash a tiny bit in. Well, I got distracted as I was going to pour the vanilla and instead of a little splash it was…..well….a big splash. Shoot….they were all runny and I was trying to figure out how to fix them. My daughter loves oatmeal as well, so I thought I’d toss some in. I added in about 3 tablespoons of quick-cooking oats to the mixture and stirred by hand (the other ingredients had already been mixed in the Magic Bullet), then added 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips. Oh. My. Word. DELICIOUS! Like a no-bake cookie. My daughter gave them two thumbs up and asked if I can always make them this way from now on. A mistake turned into a delicious discovery!

  98. Pamela says

    Has anyone tried adding protein powder to these? This is one of the few bars I can find without oats was hoping to up the protein for post workout any help here?

  99. Emily says

    I just made this with dates and added some chocolate chips, they are delicious. Even my very picky husband loved them. Now I am going to have hide the rest so he doesn’t eat them all in one sitting. Thanks for the recipe

  100. Lori says

    OMGoodness!!! you are my new favorite…. I have celiac disease & am always looking for better ways to eat & just cant seem to omit the sweet side of my life. LOVE LOVE LOVE your way of thinking & cooking. Cant wait to have a minute to start trying these recipies out. I will tweek the ones with gluten of corse 🙂 THANK YOU BUNCHES for being so creative

  101. Julia says

    I pinned this on pinterest. These are our favorite!! They are sooo good and so easy. Thank you for the great healthy recipes 🙂

  102. Adrienne says

    AMAZING!! didn’t have peanuts so I used raw unsalted cashews. I used Smucker’s Natural peanut butter and the consistency was perfect. Am thinking this is a perfect idea for the Christmas cookie exchange I’m going to this year!

  103. TheMrsCraig says

    Stumbled upon your blob one day and I love your low-sugar recipes. Tried this one with pea-butter and sunflower seeds, so it would be safe in my daughters lunch. She is eating them right now, she absolutely LOVED that she could eat them right away. Will be adding dark chocolate next time.
    Look forward to your Larabar recipes! Has opened up my mind to various ideas, using any dried fruit (apricots, strawberries, etc).. even home-dried fruit.

  104. Mia says

    Doubled the recipe so these would work better in my larger food processor. Glad I did–it makes a tiny batch (even doubled!) Unfortunately, all I had on hand were my husband’s peanuts, and they were not dry roasted…they had soybean oil in them. This, combined with natural peanutbutter, made for an *extremely* oily cookie. When I went to roll the cookies into balls, you could squeeze them and oil would drip out….ickk!!! I smushed them between paper towels to drain the oil out. So, dry-roated nuts will definitely work best for these. The store-brand natural pb I used probably also had something to do with it; it may be oilier than other brands. The taste however, was very good! I thought they had a tad too much raisin flavor, so I’ll be cutting back a bit on raisins next time, but the overall flavor reminded me very much of bit-o-honeys, or mary jane’s.

  105. Marina says

    Katie, just made those and they came out great! I’ve substitute the raisins with Dates and they were still great. Thank you!

  106. Aly says

    Hey Katie,
    Interesting that you chose to use raising, I usually use dates for these types of Larabar-esque concoctions. Think dates would have the same flavor? Curious if you tried…


  107. Rebecca V says

    I didn’t have peanuts so used raw walnuts and added a bit extra salt . . . supper yummy! This is better than any “bar” that I have tried, can’t wait to try with morning coffee!

  108. Anonymous says

    Hi Katie, I just discovered your site (I had a yen for chocolate mousse and “healthy chocolate mousse” brought me here), and it is really fun and appealing. I decided to try your PB cookies, both plain and chocolate variation, for Quaker meeting potluck. However, I could tell I was getting a little too excited at the prospect, so before I made them I needed to do something to ward off the growing desire to eat them all. So I calculated the nutritional info, so I’d know how many calories a binge might add up to. I didn’t see any nutritional info on the recipe, altho I know you sometimes provide it.

    This is per cookie, if you make 6 cookies from a batch.
    Calories 89.0 (92 for chocolate)
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.4 g
    Sodium 50.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 3.5 g
    I used SparkPeople’s SparkRecipes to calculate this. I could post the recipe to SparkPeople – giving you full credit – or just keep it private. I didn’t know how you felt about this. Thanks!

  109. Anna says

    Hey you inspiring lady!!
    I am following you from across the ocean – Norway 🙂

    Just wondering .. how do you think this will be with chips?
    Just sayin .. you should reeeeaaally try it out. I just did!

    Thank you so much for sharing your imagination!
    I will do whatever I can to get a hold of your upcoming book!


  110. Laura says

    So definitely making these soon. One random question: do you know if raisins go bad? I have some in my cupboard with a “best by” date of exactly a year ago. They smell and look okay, and I didn’t touch them, but they don’t look hard.

    I wish I had a dehydrator, I’ve got tons of grapes, just not many raisins!

  111. Naomi says

    Hey Katie! I’m a BIG BIG fan of this website! I’ve tried a couple of recipes and they have turned out amazing! I was wondering if you have ever tried the Nature Valley Sweet and Salty bars,? I LOVE those bars, and they are partially healthy, however they are very expensive down here where I live and there is only peanut butter version where I live, I’ve never tried the almond nor cashew. Is there any healthier home made version? I’d really really apreciate it!

  112. El Kushmir Bey says

    I had a real good laugh at the commentary, already was in a great mood!
    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe, I’m about to give it a whirl.

  113. Makayla says

    Can I use natural peanut butter (the kind where you have to stir the oil in that’s on top) for these, or is a natural no stir peanut butter better?? (such as Earth Balance peanut butter or Peanut Butter and Company)

  114. raw mama says

    Wow! I just made these with almond butter, dates and raw almonds and cashews instead of peanuts….so amazing. One thing I had to do after following above recipe steps is add an extra 2 tablespoons of almond butter (processer wasnt moving) and then I made an almond, cashew meal by food processing 1/4 cup almonds and 2 tablespoons of raw cashews (I was trying to use what I had) I added this nut mix meal at the end and mixed it into the dough with my hands. I made them into cookies and they were sooooo GOOD!

  115. judy says

    just found your website. Have 2 sons who are weight lifters but they still love sweets.
    Trying to make healthier recipes…Your peanut butter cookie dough cookies does not show the temp to cook at or the time….Help!
    THANKS for the great recipes.

  116. Mrs. D. says

    Oh my goodness!! I discover something new, yummy, and wonderful almost every day on your website! Where was I before last month?? NOT on CCK. How sad! Loved these. It’s probably a good thing my husband got off early because there may not have been any left by the time he got here! Then again, it meant I had to share…

  117. Lily says

    Hi, Katie! Do you think these would be good if I substituted the raisins for date, pb for cashew butter, and cashews for peanuts? I’m making homemade “Clif bars” for my brother for Christmas, and I was hoping to use stuff he can’t buy from that company. Would that work?

  118. Jessica says

    These look amazing and I cannot wait to try them!! I have been scrolling and scrolling but I cannot seem to find the ‘Calorie and Nutrition Info’ link. Could you tell me the calories per ball/cookie?? Thanks! (:

  119. Debra says

    I love this. Improvised a bit… added a scoop of protein powder and some oats… and they were quite good! Thanks for the inspiration!

  120. Eythana says

    Just made these and they’re amazzing!!! yes, it’s true. they’re extremely addicting 🙂 Thank you Katie!!

    • sarah says

      yes, you can! it will have a slightly different flavor than using raisins (in my opinion, a better flavor!) just make sure you use the sunmaid ones from the grocery store, or ones that are equally soft 🙂

  121. Nathalie says

    These are the easiest, most delicious pick-me-ups ever. What I love so much about this recipe is that you can improvise. What I often do is add a spoonful of cashew butter, a tiny bit of hot water and a dash of cinnamon, and then use the cookie dough as a spread on a slice of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast. With a cup of coffee, it’s the greatest snack when I’m studying. I also enjoy using it as a dip for carrot sticks (I leave out the cinnamon and adda bit more salt when doing that). Like every recipe on this site, this one’s a keeper. Thanks Katie!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      All recipes on Katie’s site posted after 2012 have calories linked right under the recipe ingredients and instructions.

  122. Leah says

    Hi Katie!! Great recipe!! Do you know if Pb2 works in these? But these are fabulous, thank you for sharing!!!

  123. Arielle says

    I love your recipes! They are unendingly (is that even a word?) creative, delicious, easy and healthy. I always reference your page when I’m looking for tasty treats that are guilt free. Thank you for being so well…..awesome! 🙂

  124. Wendy says

    This is an amazing recipe! I tweaked it some because I like a gooey cookie. I added a couple big scoops of date paste and some ground up oatmeal. Divine! This is going to help my sweet tooth get through the Daniel Fast. Thank you!

  125. Danielle says

    I’m doing the Clean cleanse, so I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter, raw cashews for the roasted peanuts, and added a bit more salt. Amazing! Thank you for the great recipe!

  126. Irma Gallegos says

    Hi Katie, I have a question about your PB cookie dough recipe. I’m confused with the 2nd ingredient. Is it another 1/4 cup of PB plus the raisins?

    thanks, and I love your blog!

  127. Katie B. says

    Haha, never complain about your commentary, Katie!! It’s one of the main reasons I love your blog so much!!! Your happy rambles cheer me up so often and make my day. =)

  128. marissa brueshaber says

    Im allergic to grapes so cant eat rasins. Have you ever made these with figs or dates instead?

  129. Madeleine says

    I know this is one of your older posts, but I LOVE this cookie dough so much. It’s one of my favorite recipes on your blog. You’ve been an inspiration to me in many ways and I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done on this blog 🙂

  130. Kai says

    These SMELL just like Butterfinger candy bars, and taste just like them…however, they are not crispity-crunchity. They lack chocolate, too. But good grief, are they peanut-buttery. Perhaps a little too much for me (I mean, considering the ingredients, you expect it, so it’s not a complaint, haha). Turned out beautifully, but it’s way too rich for me to eat more than one at a time. I’d like to try these in any way with banana, because I lo~ve PB and banana. 🙂

  131. Margaux says

    Hi! These look delicious, but could you please add the measurements in grams? I’ve noticed you haven’t done it in the last recipes you posted (I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and already tried many recipes which were all yummy!), but some of us live in countries where cups don’t exist 🙂
    Also, do you think it is possible to use dattes instead of raisins?
    Thanks for your answer.

  132. Kerri Todd says

    More of a question then a comment and i apologise if this has been asked previously however…..
    As i am looking at keeping these as a food source to b carried in my BOB do you have a rough shelf life for them? If it helps i vacuum pack all foods for long storage.

  133. Mary Thomas says

    I am pregnant and trying to work dates into my diet (don’t like them alone)… do you think I could use dates instead of the raisins?

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