Peanut Butter Cookies Without Brown Sugar

The peanut butter cookie doesn’t require an introduction. Anyone with an appetite for sweets will enjoy these tasty cookies.

All peanut butter cookie recipes are not to be alike. Today, I’ll share a delicious recipe that will cause you to feel awestruck by these amazing cookies.

Over the years, I’ve tested numerous recipes for cookies made with peanut butter. Just a slight tweak can alter the taste of the cookies. The recipe was designed to be easy to follow and allows you to use ingredients you already have. Even if you’re not a professional at baking, you can trust this recipe.

The rich, subtle flavor that is peanut butter dances around your palate.

The outside is crisp, and soft inside. These cookies have a lot of delights. The smooth texture and lightly browned edges will gradually turn into your favorite.

They may not come out to be perfectly round like those you purchase from the stores when you try making your first attempt. However, don’t worry. By using a couple of techniques and tips, you’ll be able to make these cookies.

Ingredients Required For Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve made use of All-purpose flour in this recipe. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative then you could also opt for whole wheat flour instead. The flavor will be slightly different, but still delicious.

Make sure you use baking soda in this recipe, not baking soda. Most recipes require a mix of both. For this recipe, however, it is just baking powder.

Baking powder helps to balance acids within the ingredient. The baking powder when combined with other ingredients helps make the cookies airier.

Try adding some salt to the batter. Salt can help to blend the flavors. In addition, the salt will help to strengthen the proteins present in the dough. The cookies will become chewier.

Another way to improve this recipe is to make sure that all components are at room temperature. If the ingredients aren’t at room temperature they will not expand and spread properly.

Substitutes For Brown Sugar

Baking is an art and science. It is, therefore, that you must not disregard any of the guidelines.

While cooking you can substitute one ingredient, or leave it out if have it. However, this isn’t feasible in baking. Imagine removing the eggs or flour (without the proper substitute)!

Let’s discuss what you can substitute for brown sugar when making this recipe.

Granulated Sugar

This recipe uses white sugar that has been granulated instead of brown sugar.

If you are using white sugar in place of brown sugar it will lose more moisture while the cookies bake inside the oven. This makes the cookies crisper and much more gold.

In addition, it will help the cookies to spread more easily. When baking cookies, about half the sugar will melt into the batter as you’re making the batter.

The rest will melt once the cookies are placed in the oven. The cookies will become soft and spread more easily.

It is also possible to use the pure sugar from cane it is in your possession.

Confectioners’ Sugar

If you don’t have granulated sugar available at your home, make use of confectioner sugar instead. Cookies are still delicious.

But, they won’t look as crisp, but even if you don’t have sugar granulated, this isn’t a reason to stop baking.


If you’ve got molasses at the house, you can also create brown sugar. All you have to do is mix one half a pound of sugar granulated with 3 pounds of Molasses to it.

Combine everything in a food processor to blend it. If you’d like to keep it indefinitely, you can store your food within an airtight container for up to 1 month.


It is also possible to use stevia to sweeten your cookies. It will take away sugar with the sugar’s sweetness of sugar but you could not get the added chewiness that the cookies provide.

How To Store Peanut Butter Cookies

The cookies can be stored for five days at room temperature in an airtight container.

It is additionally possible for you to also freeze the dough for cookies. All you need to do is make an oblong shape of dough to wrap in the wrapper.

How to Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Without Brown Sugar

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer mix the milk, peanut butter, and sugar for two minutes at a high speed. Add the egg, and mix for another minute.

Step 3: Mix the flour and baking powder, then add it to the mixture previously made. Mix until it is homogeneous.

Step 4: Using your fingers or an ice cream scoop, make small balls and then smooth the top with the help of a fork. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or even a silicone mat.

Step 5: Bake for 10 mins or so until light brown.

Step 6: Let cool at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Cookies Without Brown Sugar

The peanut butter cookies were made of white sugar (no brown sugar) to create the most delicious crunchy cookies!


  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter 1 cup creamy peanut
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Utilizing an electric mixer, blend the peanut butter with milk and sugar for two minutes at a high speed. Add the egg, and blend for another 30 seconds.

3. Mix the baking powder and flour and add them to the mixture. Mix until it is homogeneous.

4. Utilizing your fingers or an ice-cream scoop make small balls, then flatten the top using the help of a fork. Place them on a cookie sheet covered in the parchment or silicone mat.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or till lightly brown.

6. Let cool at room temperature.

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Norah Clark

Norah Clark

Norah Clark, the founder and editor of YummyTasteFood! She's a seasoned food writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry as a former pastry chef, sous chef, and barista. When not writing about food, she explores new recipes or travels the world for culinary inspiration.