Monday, January 11, 2010
The Monday Recipe Blog
Do you love peanut butter cookies, but hate the massive amounts of sugar they contain?
White sugar is hazardous to your health - it increases your chances of diabetes and packs on pounds, among other things.
Splenda is a sugar substitute that many people love. It has no calories and does not raise blood sugar. Compared to white sugar, it is a good choice if you need a sweet fix.
Below is a recipe for traditional peanut butter cookies made with Splenda and a touch of honey, but no white sugar...
Yummy Splenda Peanut Butter Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With an electric mixer, beat the butter substitute and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy, about a minute.
Add in the egg substitute, vanilla and honey. Beat on high speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add the SPLENDA Granulated Sweetener or generic and beat on medium speed approximately 30 seconds.
In a small mixing bowl,combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Beat on low speed until well-blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Mixture might be crumbly, and that's ok.
Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet, about two inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, pressing a crisscross pattern into each cookie.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 24 cookies.
Note: These are great dunked in cold, fresh milk!