Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are trying to watch your sugar intake or trying to be a little healthier, these cookies are for you. They are made with Splenda and if I calculated right, they are 1.5 Weight Watcher points per cookie. This recipe came from Paula Deen and they really are good. Peanut Butter cookies are my favorite, and these are soft and chewy and very peanut buttery...is that even a word?! You could probably get away with a low fat peanut butter, but I have to admit, I am a peanut butter snob. Only Peter Pan Creamy for me. The recipe said that Paula got 18 cookies out of the batch, I used my cookie scoop and got 22 cookies. They are a perfect 2 or 3 bite cookie, not too big or not too small.

This is the first of my healthy baking, and I was not disappointed. I hope the others turn out as good!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Splenda
By: Paula Deen

1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 cup Splenda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat your cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Mix together all the ingredients until they are combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press criss crosses on the top of the cookies with a fork, because really, what is a peanut butter cookie without the criss crosses? Bake for 10-12 minutes.

13 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

April these looks so yummy and easy to make. Your healthy baking is a testament that one can still have taste and eat healthy!

Katherine Aucoin said...
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Megan said...

I just saw a recipe similar to that on Serious Eats last night. I was wondering if the 1:1 ratio of Splenda to regular sugar would make the cookies too sweet (as if that's possible!), since Splenda is more "sugar-y" tasting. I'll have to try them and find out!

Megan said...

I'm all over this one! I'll let you know how they turn out!

Nichi said...

I know its really early and I barely took a sip of my coffee but shouldnt there be some sorta flour?

My dad would love these so I wanna give them a try.

Nichi said...

Wow flourless and sugarfree... cool thanks for the confirmation.

Carrie said...

What a great recipe for dieters, I can't wait to make them! Thank you!!

The Blonde Duck said...

OH HOORAY! I love PB cookies and being healthy. How many calories is 1.5 weight watcher points?

stephchows said...

Did you use straight up splenda? or splenda for baking (which is a mix of splenda and white sugar)?

Thanks! They look super tasty :)

giz said...

I had to read it twice - Paula Dean - splenda - didn't compute at all. The adaptation - fantastic and they look incredible. Sometimes Splenda loses it's charm in the finished product but not here.

The Blonde Duck said...

Present for you on my Sunday blog!

Dani said...

pb cookies are one of my faves... your recipe sounds great :)

Jj said...

Nummy! Perfect looking peanut butter cookies - great picture, too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are trying to watch your sugar intake or trying to be a little healthier, these cookies are for you. They are made with Splenda and if I calculated right, they are 1.5 Weight Watcher points per cookie. This recipe came from Paula Deen and they really are good. Peanut Butter cookies are my favorite, and these are soft and chewy and very peanut buttery...is that even a word?! You could probably get away with a low fat peanut butter, but I have to admit, I am a peanut butter snob. Only Peter Pan Creamy for me. The recipe said that Paula got 18 cookies out of the batch, I used my cookie scoop and got 22 cookies. They are a perfect 2 or 3 bite cookie, not too big or not too small.

This is the first of my healthy baking, and I was not disappointed. I hope the others turn out as good!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Splenda
By: Paula Deen

1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 cup Splenda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat your cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Mix together all the ingredients until they are combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press criss crosses on the top of the cookies with a fork, because really, what is a peanut butter cookie without the criss crosses? Bake for 10-12 minutes.

13 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

April these looks so yummy and easy to make. Your healthy baking is a testament that one can still have taste and eat healthy!

Katherine Aucoin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Megan said...

I just saw a recipe similar to that on Serious Eats last night. I was wondering if the 1:1 ratio of Splenda to regular sugar would make the cookies too sweet (as if that's possible!), since Splenda is more "sugar-y" tasting. I'll have to try them and find out!

Megan said...

I'm all over this one! I'll let you know how they turn out!

Nichi said...

I know its really early and I barely took a sip of my coffee but shouldnt there be some sorta flour?

My dad would love these so I wanna give them a try.

Nichi said...

Wow flourless and sugarfree... cool thanks for the confirmation.

Carrie said...

What a great recipe for dieters, I can't wait to make them! Thank you!!

The Blonde Duck said...

OH HOORAY! I love PB cookies and being healthy. How many calories is 1.5 weight watcher points?

stephchows said...

Did you use straight up splenda? or splenda for baking (which is a mix of splenda and white sugar)?

Thanks! They look super tasty :)

giz said...

I had to read it twice - Paula Dean - splenda - didn't compute at all. The adaptation - fantastic and they look incredible. Sometimes Splenda loses it's charm in the finished product but not here.

The Blonde Duck said...

Present for you on my Sunday blog!

Dani said...

pb cookies are one of my faves... your recipe sounds great :)

Jj said...

Nummy! Perfect looking peanut butter cookies - great picture, too.