Very Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies on a Diet: Yes It Is Possible

If you are dieting, even on a low carb diet, I bet you never thought you would ever be able to eat peanut butter cookies again! I had given up searching until I found the answer.

Guess what? Here’s a recipe for very low fat peanut butter cookies. And when I say low fat, I mean low fat. I used a product that has 85% less fat calories and uses a chemical free process, preservative free and to top it off no artificial sweeteners. I love that fact because I try to eat organic, workout and overall try to be health conscious. Nobody likes to feel deprived and you no longer have to.

Regular peanut butter contains approximately 190 calories in two tablespoons with 145 from fat and can you believe this, only 55 calories, 25 from fat in this kind. The process involves roasted peanuts that have 75% of the oil removed and then it is ground into a tasty powder. It can be used in baking, for camping and reconstituted for even more uses. I have found a way to get my fix using this very low fat peanut butter cookie recipe without all the calories.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.


3 1/2 oz Sugar
3 1/2 oz Packed light brown sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Dark corn syrup
1/4 cup Water
1 cup dried peanut butter
6 1/4 oz Whole wheat flour

In a medium-sized bowl, cream together both types of sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, corn syrup, water and PB2. Beat until smooth. Add flour, beating until mixture is well combined. Dough will be very sticky. Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto prepped baking sheets. Press top of each cookie with a fork to make parallel lines; flattening cookies to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, reversing pans midway through (top to bottom, bottom to top). Remove from oven, and transfer to a rack to cool. Makes about 30 cookies. Enjoy!

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