When you’re baking, you usually have the choice of using either one of two methods for forming the cookie dough: the rolled and cut out method, or the scoop and press method. For this cookie recipe, we will be using the scoop and press method. This is a much easier method to use, and the cookies come out better in the end. For this recipe, we will be using 100% peanuts.

I’m a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, so I like to make them for Girl Scout meetings and other events that offer cookies. I also like to make them for myself (and my friends, too) when I feel like having a treat. But I don’t always use the same ingredients. I’ve only ever used one type of peanut butter, and that’s the old-fashioned, high-sodium kind, which is what I find in the stores. I’d like to use a different kind of peanut butter, but I don’t know what kind is low-sodium and what isn’t. Can you help me?

There are a lot of different things you can do to lose weight,  and the easiest one is to eat better food.  There are a lot of people who just want to lose weight, and they want to lose  as much as possible.  Some people start diets, and some people start pills, but the truth is you don’t have to do anything. All you have to do is fill your body with healthy food. You can eat salad, have vegetables, and drink water. You can eat peanut butter, and have a sandwich. You can eat low sodium peanut butter cookies, and have one.  You can eat low sodium peanut butter cookies, and have two.  You can eat low sodium peanut butter cookies

I’ve never been a huge fan of desserts or sweets. Peanut butter cookies, on the other hand, have always been a weakness of mine since I was a child. So I was eager to try my hand at making some Peanut Butter Cookies with Low Sodium to satiate my desire. I was concerned that the salty sweetness I had become used to might be lost. Fresh made peanut butter cookies and a glass of cold milk, on the other hand, will still fill my home with the fragrance of peanut butter cookies! Style that is low in salt…

Sodium content in a typical cookie 110 mg
This recipe’s sodium content per cookie 33 mg
Serving size (calories) 137

A delicious low-sodium peanut butter cookie is still possible.



You want something nice and pleasant since peanut butter is where all the flavor originates from!

I tried the all-natural peanut butter which typically has no-or-no added sodium… but, yeah, that was just not for me. I just did not like the taste and texture which was almost sandy, gritty feel like mildly peanut buttery sand.  I don’t think it was the sodium that was missing, just the way it was made.  And what a mess and pain to use, having to mix the separated oil and all was too much. When all I wanted was just a quick PB&J sandwich? No thanks.

Thankfully, Jif has released two brands of peanut butter that are much lower in salt than regular peanut butter while still tasting delicious. Jif Naturals, for example, contains 80 milligrams of sodium per two tablespoons. It comes in three different textures: smooth, crunchy, and honey. The other is Simply Jif, which comes in a creamy version with just 65mg of salt per two tablespoons.

Both have almost half the salt content of regular peanut butter. For this batch of cookies, I chose Jif Natural Crunchy, but you may use either one depending on your requirements. Both are tasty and should be readily accessible at your local supermarket as a well-known brand.

Baking soda and baking powder are two additional significant sodium sources that need to be reduced.


These two baking ingredients are chock full of sodium. They are like the soy sauce of baking and there are very few alternatives. The ones that claim to be low sodium are full of potassium chloride much like the substitute low sodium salt. When you’re on blood pressure medication like I am that is not good for you either.1629420210_413_Low-Sodium-Peanut-Butter-CookiesStill my favorite cookies peanut butter

One is the Ener-G brand, which contains sodium-free baking powder and baking soda.

To be honest, I have never tried this brand since it is not accessible in my area.

Hain Pure Foods Featherweight Baking Powder, which is salt and potassium chloride free, is the other brand. When I go to the Whole Foods supermarket shop every couple of months, I pick up a few of cans. I didn’t use baking soda in this recipe, and it didn’t affect the outcome. When using Hain Baking Powder, a good rule of thumb is to double the quantity of powder asked for in a recipe. This is something I use often while making bread and cookies, and it has always worked well.


Last but not least, unsalted butter should be used. But you already knew that, right?

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  • 1629420213_793_Low-Sodium-Peanut-Butter-CookiesButter and sugar are combined.
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I don’t, but you may gently dust the cookie with white or brown sugar.

You may also try sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top. I liked it, but the cookie is already too sweet for me. Perhaps a sprinkling of ground cinnamon on top would be a nice touch?

Baking chips with peanut butter are a great addition. My own fave… When you take the cookies out of the oven, have a dish of chips ready. 4 to 5 chips should be poked into each biscuit. The cookie will still be soft enough to poke into, and it will melt just a smidgeon to make it ideal. If you mix them in ahead of time and then bake them, I find they melt too much.

Here are a couple more of my fantastic recipes for you to try!

As always, please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! I get motivated when I hear from you and am interested to learn about how you liked and served your Low Sodium Peanut Butter Cookies. And please leave a comment or rating and share any tips you might have.1629420219_180_Low-Sodium-Peanut-Butter-CookiesLow sodium peanut butter cookies and milk


Low Sodium Peanut Butter Cookies

My childhood favorite now has a new hashtag: Low Sodium Peanut Butter Cookies. With a cool glass of milk, is a delicious chewy, peanut-flavored cookie with 1/3 the salt.

Mode of Preparation Stop your screen from turning black.

15-minute prep time

Time to cook: 20 minutes

3 hours to chill

3 hours 35 minutes total time

Dessert course

American cuisine

32 cookies per serving

Calories (kcal): 137

  • a half-cup of unsalted butter 1 softened stick (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup low sodium peanut butter (I used Jif Naturals)
  • a single big egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoon Hain Featherweight baking powder (no sodium)
  • 2 minutes with a hand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the brown sugar and white sugar and continue to beat for another 2 minutes. Combine the peanut butter and the egg in a mixing bowl.

  • Combine the dry ingredients—flour, baking powder—in a separate bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir them into the sugar butter mixture.

  • To chill the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Make 1 inch balls out of the dough. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that hasn’t been oiled. Flatten using a fork in a crisscross pattern after pressing down slightly. It’s easier to go one way first and then the other.

  • Bake at 375°F for 9 to 10 minutes, or until light golden. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies rest for a minute or two on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a clean surface to cool for another minute.

Incorporating peanut butter chips

Bake for 15 minutes at 300°F for a chewier cookie. This recipe may be made with either smooth or crunchy peanut butter. You may shape the cookies if you want them to look beautiful for guests, but I simply crush them down quickly. Peanut butter chips add just a few milligrams of salt per cookie and make them more enjoyable! 

Calories: 137 kilocalories



These cookies are the perfect balance of crunchy, buttery peanut butter, and are made with only natural ingredients. They are easy to make and can be stored for up to five days without losing any of their yummy flavor.. Read more about low sodium desserts to make and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which peanut butter is low sodium?

I am not able to answer this question.

How much sodium is in homemade peanut butter cookies?

The amount of sodium in homemade peanut butter cookies is not known.

Can you bake cookies without salt?

Yes, you can.