Monday, August 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

A member from one of my leader's other meetings emailed her this recipe for peanut butter cookies.  She (the member) was over joyed when she saw at the bottom of the recipe that the cookies were equivalent to one weight watchers point.  My leader quickly did the math and figured it was really TWO points per cookie.  She revamped the recipe and turned them into ONE POINT cookies.  Unless the recipe has the Weight Watchers trademark, it has not been figured by the Weight Watchers program.  That doesn't mean it isn't a good recipe.  However, if you want the true points value you need to look for the WW trademark.  The nutrition information of course, would be accurate.

The weird thing about these cookies, is there is no flour in them.  How bizarre is that?  It is suppose to make 24 cookies.  I made 22.  They turned out very tasty.  Perhaps too tasty.  I worry about my will power.  Although my son and husband are helping me with that.  My only complaint, I guess is the cookies get stuck in your teeth like....peanut butter! haha.

Betty’s Amazing
Peanut Butter Cookies
(1 POINT  each – Makes 24 cookies)

1 cup reduced fat peanut butter
3/4 cup Splenda
1/4  cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350°   Combine peanut butter,
sweetener, brown sugar, baking soda, and
vanilla in medium bowl, stir until mixed well. 
Add egg and stir until dough is formed. 
Scoop dough, by level tablespoons, into 1-inch
balls.  Place on ungreased baking sheet and
flatten ball with fork, forming a crisscross pattern
on top of each cookie.  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes,
or until cookies are golden brown on the bottom
but still slightly soft in the center.  Remove
from the oven and let cool on the baking
sheets for 5 minutes.  Remove to wire racks
to finish cooling.

I cooked mine for 9 minutes and that seemed to be just right.  I bought the Target brand of reduced fat peanut butter.  It really is pretty good for REDUCED FAT NO-NAME peanut butter.  Try them...if you dare!  If you do...share them.


mormonhermitmom said...

Reduced fat peanut butter? I wasn't aware that had a lot of fat to begin with? Sigh.

KK said...