Monday, July 30, 2012

In the Kitchen with Jason: Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies taste great, have very few ingredients, are easy to make, and each cookie is only 80 calories. Yup, we are still going strong with the "watching what we eat to get healthier" plan and finding delicious cookies like this help a ton in keeping us in sweets while under in calories.

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated no calorie sweetener (Splenda)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
    • Do not use a medium egg or an extra large egg as this will cause bad things to happen.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the peanut butter, sweetener, brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla in a bowl and stir until everything is mixed together.
  • Add the egg and stir some more until it is fully incorporated.
  • Divide evenly into 24 separate 1 inch balls.
    • One level tablespoon is the perfect amount for each ball. You will just need to round it out with your hands once you scoop it out.
  • Place each cookie on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten each cookie with a fork, making a checkered pattern.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
    • This actually finishes cooking the cookies so don't skip this step or your cookies will be a little underdone.
  • This recipe makes 24 cookies.
  • Each cookie is a single serving.
    • Yup, you are only supposed to eat one at a time... good luck with this.
  • Each serving (cookie) has only 80 calories.
  • This recipe was originally found in the Eat What You Love cookbook.
Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason

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