Tuesday, April 18, 2017

{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!

17 comments:

  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!!

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  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

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

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  4. Definitely pinning this for later!!

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

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  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

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  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!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  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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