Monday, January 11, 2010

The Monday Recipe Blog

Yummy Splenda Peanut Butter Cookies!!

Oklahoma is a peanut producing state - During peanut season, when my dad would visit peanut farmer friends, they would pull up several huge peanut plants and throw them in the back of his truck to bring home to his peanut-loving kid.  I would set to work pulling fresh peanuts off the roots of those plants, putting them on a cookie sheet and roasting them in the oven.  Wow, were they good!!  They were never around long enough for my mother to make fresh peanut butter, but Peter Pan peanut butter was always in the cabinet, and she put it to use often making peanut butter cookies....

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!


  1. My mother in law is diabetic but loves peanut butter cookies. This recipe is perfect! I'm just going to have to make this for her when she passes her medical billing and coding exam.

  2. I think Splenda is so great for diabetics. They can finally have normal food! Thanks for commenting -