Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these peanut butter cookies your whole family will enjoy!

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

I love peanut butter.

I love it in yogurt…

I love it on a banana…

I love it in a sandwich….

…and of course, I love it as the base of a classic peanut butter cookie.

Peanuts are higher in protein than the average nut. (You can listen to more about the importance of protein in either The Protein {Powder} Episode or The Protein {Bar} Episode).

Peanuts are budget-friendly.

And let’s be honest. Peanut butter just tastes plain yummy.

But I discovered in the last year or two peanut butter’s new, hip cousin — powdered peanut butter — and I’m equally in love (here’s an Amazon affiliate link to buy it in bulk ’cause once you try this recipe, you’re gonna wanna make these A LOT!).

I don’t necessarily use powdered peanut butter as a 1:1 sub for the jarred stuff. They’re different. And as such, I treat them differently in my kitchen.

Powdered peanut butter is a dry, mostly defatted ground peanut product… ready to either be rehydrated into a low-fat spread similar to peanut butter OR, in my case, ready to be added to smoothies or recipes like the one I’m sharing today — Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies.

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Super simple to make, these cookies are the perfect healthy, protein boost that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth as well. They’re not as “deeply peanutty” as cookies made with peanut butter, but when you’ve got a ton of powdered peanut butter on your hand these are a great alternative!

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed powdered peanut butter cookies your whole family will enjoy!

  • Author: Regan Jones, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup powdered peanut butter (I use PBFit or PB2)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients using a hand mixer. 
  3. Drop by teaspoons onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Use a fork to score a criss-cross pattern on each cookie. 
  4. Bake 12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will be soft and chewy).

Keywords: cookies, peanut butter, powdered peanut butter

Need another recipe that uses powdered peanut butter? Check out my CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO BAKE COOKIES

chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies

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  1. Nicole Reynolds on October 11, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Tastes great! I took another commenters advice and pressed the dough down with the flat bottom of a cup before baking and they came out just fine!

    • thisunmillenniallife on October 12, 2020 at 7:58 am

      So glad! ~Regan

  2. Tamara on September 10, 2020 at 12:21 am

    I love this recipe! I made a batch but couldn’t really imagine that they’d work. That they would hold together without flour. But they’re do!! It’s a sticky batter, but they bake up beautifully. I love that the recipe calls for oil instead of butter. And they’re delicious!

    • thisunmillenniallife on October 1, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! ~Regan

  3. Arri on August 9, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    I made it with coconut oil instead but they we’re AWESOME!!!!

    • thisunmillenniallife on August 10, 2020 at 9:10 am

      So glad to know! Thanks for the review and feedback 🙂 ~Regan

      • missfitz on August 15, 2020 at 9:21 am

        Made these with MCT oil and no flaxseed. Divided them in to 10 as there were 5 of us, and also added tiny cubes of cooking chocolate to make them more appealing to teenagers 😉
        They didn’t spread as we as I thought they might so I’d recommend pressing them out but VERY TASTY!

        • thisunmillenniallife on August 17, 2020 at 7:40 am

          So glad you enjoyed them! ~Regan

  4. Ceecee on August 2, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Love it! I’ll make this!!

  5. Jung on July 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Great! Except I used applesauce instead of oil. If I was going to use oil, I wouldn’t have bothered to buy the fat-free power but have used peanut butter. Thanks!

    • thisunmillenniallife on July 27, 2020 at 5:52 am

      Thanks for letting me know that the substitution worked well. I might try this myself! And totally understand your thoughts about peanut powder with oil vs. peanut butter. My main intent when I updated the recipe was to give people who had an excess of powder (purchased when PB was scarce in the early days of quarantine) an option for cookies. But I agree that a good ole peanut butter cookie made from regular peanut butter is an easy, yummy option, too 🙂 ~Regan

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