Thursday, January 08, 2009

THINK THIN THURSDAY - lowfat peanut butter cookies

Does anyone not like peanut butter cookies? To be honest they're not my favorite, but being a cookie lover I will eat them if there's no chocolate chip cookies in the house! I do love to bake but unfortunately I love to eat too, almost to the point of gluttony when it involves sweets, so I was excited to find this lower fat, reduced sugar, cookie recipe.
Paula Deen made these cookies on her show a few years ago and I tried them immediately. I was very pleased with how good they were. (Just so you know, the dough is very sticky - I use a small cookie dough scoop rather than rolling into balls w/my hands.) The recipe doesn't make very many, which is good if you don't want several dozen cookies screaming at you to be eaten! I make mine with creamy peanut butter, but suppose real peanut lovers might like the crunchy version. As for greasing the baking sheet, forget that and use parchment paper - it makes clean up a breeze. I never bake without parchment paper.
I hope you'll check this recipe out - it's ideal for diabetics too, not just dieters.

1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 1/3 cups baking sugar replacement (recommended: Splenda)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar replacement, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar replacement to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar replacement. Cool slightly before removing from pan.


Karin said...

Peanut butter cookies are my absolute favorite. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Teri Kathleen said...

Ooooh! Sounds yummy!! :) Will definitely write it down and try it at some time! :) Thanks!!!

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I Love peanut butter. Thank You.