Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Healthy Cookie Dough

Chocolate chip peanut butter healthy cookie dough in a green bowl with a spoon.

Today I found out that Johnnie from AT&T is my iPhone guardian angel.

The discovery all started with my annual swimsuit purchase from Marshall’s. I don’t know what that says about me, because:

  1. Marshall’s swimsuits have the potential to fit awkwardly,
  2. I certainly don’t need a swimsuit every year,
  3. I certainly don’t need a swimsuit this year because we’re not going on vacation.

Yet every year I seem to be able to find one suit I like, that fits, that I can afford, and today was no different.

But somewhere between my parking spot and the highway, I realized that I didn’t have my wallet. Like, my brand-new-iPhone-credit-card-driver’s-license wallet.  After inspecting under every car in the parking lot, harassing the Marshall’s cashier, and being removed from behind the cashier counter for attempting to use the cashier-only phone, they finally came to their senses and let me use the cashier-only phone on the customer side of the counter.

Chocolate chip peanut butter healthy cookie dough on a spoon in front of a green bowl.

With customers checking out on either side of me, a Marshall’s cashier rolling her eyes at me, and a chocolate bunny display inches from my face, I called Bjork.  He used his fancy computer thingamajig to locate my phone, and it was bad news.  My iPhone was showing up on the map, but almost a mile away.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever lost an iPhone, but I imagine it feels something like losing a wedding ring, which miraculously I have not done yet. Emotions run even higher when the iPhone is not just lost, but stolen, and driving further away from you every second that you spend on the phone at Marshall’s.

Get in my car and chase the person down?

Call the police?

Curl up in a hole and die?

Enter Johnnie from AT&T.  Johnnie, in his supercool iPhone guardian angel sort of way, called Bjork and said, “Hey, I found this phone in the parking lot at Marshall’s.  I have it at the AT&T store.  Come get it whenever.”

There were a few tears of joy shed in front of the chocolate bunny display at Marshall’s.  Which is a small price to pay for such a happy ending.

Chocolate chip peanut butter healthy cookie dough in balls on a plate.

Oh, right.  Healthy cookie dough.  Let’s talk.

Sometimes you just need to eat cookie dough straight up.  Washed down with more cookie dough, and then just one more bite of cookie dough.  This is for those times.

This cookie dough is soft, peanutbuttery, brownsugary, vanillaey, and delicious in the most wonderful cookie doughy way, but {gasp} it’s healthy!  Healthy cookie dough? Yeah. Chickpeas are blended into the dough for the same texture without all the butter.

Please oh please.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love butter.  But sometimes you need to eat a whole bowl of cookie dough in one sitting.  And for that reason, I give you this recipe.

Now go.

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


This chocolate chip peanut butter healthy cookie dough is just that – healthier! And so good. Made with chickpeas in place of all the butter.


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soft tub light margarine or butter (I used Brummel and Brown yogurt spread)
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites (can omit if not baking)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup flour (whole wheat or regular)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark, milk, or semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and margarine together. Add the chickpeas, egg whites and vanilla. Beat until smooth (see notes). Stir in peanut butter.
  2. Add flour, oats, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix again until a soft dough forms.
  3. Eat, refrigerate, or freeze the dough. If you want cookies, bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes, until just slightly set. Do not overbake. Makes 12-15 cookies/cookie dough balls.


My mixer wasn’t quite strong enough to do the trick (plus there were chickpeas flying everywhere) so I switched over to the food processor to get the chickpeas blended. Then I transferred the mixture back to the mixing bowl.

The cookies won’t flatten out much during baking, so if you want a flatter cookie, you should press the tops down before baking.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy cookie dough, chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough

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Bottom line: Johnnie from AT&T, you rock.

I think I’ll celebrate with 27 cookies.

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