Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Magical Peanut Butter Cookies

Are you looking for some low sugar alternatives because you are watching your weight? Me too! I hate to diet because I always feel so cheated when everyone else is enjoying that great dessert or munching on cookies. But I found this recipe that makes me feel like I am having something decadent. These are quite good and even have a nice, rich taste. So, you can have one or two without feeling too guilty. I made these on a well-used Pampered Chef stone, and have not tried it using a regular cookie sheet. I had a very good result. They are good for people who are on low-sugar diets. I tried using the natural peanut butter and didn't like them as much as with regular Jif or Peter Pan. Those products have the fats in them that help hold these together. (OK so what you give up in sugar, you make up for in a little fat!!) Use a small scoop and these will be just the right size for a pop-in-your-mouth treat.
Magical Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (I used was a nicer texture)
1 cup Splenda 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a large baking sheet with PAM.
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup Splenda, the egg, and vanilla; 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 Splenda to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie.
Bake for 12 minutes and remove from the oven.

Sprinkle with some Splenda if desired. Cool slightly before removing from pan. Yield: 18 cookies


  1. Ohhhh Linda...Peanut butter cookies are my favorite! How nice to have a lower calorie alternative!! Hope you are having a good week!!...Debbie

  2. I love peanut butter, so these gorgeous cookies are definitely for me!



  3. One of my favorite cookies of all time, Linda!! Now, I am craving them, they look fantastic!

  4. PB cookies are my husband's favorite. I'll try these.

  5. I want a pampered chef stone. I have a stoneware lasagna pan and mini loaf pan. They are wonderful! This PB cookie recipe is great. I love PB!

  6. If they help you forget you are dieting, then they are the perfect food! I love how they are called "magical". It makes them all the more charming (and delicious!)

  7. You know, I'm really glad you made these! I've been hearing so much about them and doubted they were that good. But after reading this, I'll have to whip some up!


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