{Recipe Files}:Low Sugar, Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Several of you were interested in the low sugar, low carb peanut butter cookies that I posted about yesterday, so I wanted to share the recipe with you.
These aren't ooey gooey pb cookies, but they do hit the spot when you're craving a cookie, and when you're dealing with gestational diabetes on Easter, trust me, you crave cookies!
I found the original recipe here, but adapted it a bit.

What You Need:
~1 large egg
~1 cup creamy natural peanut butter (I used Jif's Natural pb which I eat normally)
~1/2 C Splenda (or other sweetener. I used Truvia)*
~1 tsp baking powder (I used flour because I was out of baking powder)
~1/2 tsp vanilla (optional...I did this)
~1 tsp water
*the original recipe called for a cup of Splenda which seemed ridiculously high to me so I did 1/2 C and I think they came out well. If you want super sweet cookies, go with the 1 cup.

What You Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 

2. In a mixing bowl, add in all of the ingredients and mix together well. I used a hand mixer and it went pretty quickly. The mixture may be a little dry--mine was fine though.

3. Using a baking sheet that's lined (I used my baking mat), scoop a heaping teaspoon and place on the baking mat.

4. Spray a fork with non-stick spray (so the fork doesn't get stuck in the cookies) and then press into each cookie to make it look like classic peanut butter cookies.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookies are firm and slightly browned. Mine took 20 minutes and were browning so I took them out. They weren't firm, but after sitting there for a bit, they firmed up a bit (not crunchy but not super crumbly).
Your house will literally smell like these cookies for up to 4 hours afterwards which will just make you want to eat them all haha. 

MG enjoyed these, and they definitely have hit the spot for me when I get a craving for something sorta sweet. Of course, they'd be extra delicious dipped in chocolate, but that will have to wait until post-baby for me :)

Hopefully you like them if you make them yourself! And if you're not worried about sugar, make them with regular sugar!


  1. MMMM, now I long for warm peanut butter cookies from the oven this morning. I wish my computer screen was scratch-n-sniff, lol!!

  2. I should probably make these for Dustin!! And I agree on cutting back on the splenda since the peanut butter is naturally sweet. You're right...1 cup is a lot!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. I want one right now!! Maybe we'll make these this weekend! It's been a while since we baked cookies

  4. Definitely pinning this for later!!

  5. Yum!!! I love anything peanut butter.

  6. I can't wait to try this. My Mom does just peanut butter, egg and sugar and they are so good but obviously not the healthiest! haha

  7. These sound good! I'm glad you were able to find a treat you can enjoy and not have to worry about messing up your sugars too!

  8. Saved and pinned!! :) Thanks girl!

  9. YUM! I love peanut butter anything!!! I'll be filing these under the category of "not too bad for me and hopefully double as a lactation cookie" ;) XOXO, R

  10. Sounds so delicious, and I have everything in my house to make them! Pinned for a rainy day soon!

  11. I loathe artificial sweeteners so I'd do them with real sugar. Looks really easy though!

  12. peanut butter cookies are my favorite ... those sound yum!

  13. ugh i could eat half a dozen right now. yum! bookmarking this link :)

  14. I am pretty sure I had these yesterday for my co-workers birthday. She eats low carb as well. They were pretty good.


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