Reduced Sugar Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Lisa Crum

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@lisacrum

We were on a cookie-baking spree last night! In our quest to find or create healthier snack options, I took a standard peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe and made some adjustments. The results are surprisingly good. The only sugar in this is 1/4 cup molasses, mostly because I wanted the leavening action and the "stickiness" that the molasses adds to the dough...it just holds together better than simply using Splenda. They also call for whole wheat flour...a healthier option than white flour, and it produces a deeper, more complex flavor and texture. Don't taste them while they're still hot, because we found the flavors marry together much better after they've cooled. Moist and good, and filling because of all the fiber!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 dozen cookies
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 c
    softened margarine (1 stick) - we used bestlife buttery baking sticks
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 c
    splenda
  • 4
    packets truvia sweetener (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c
    oats, uncooked (we use old-fashioned)
  • 1 pkg
    hersheys sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    almond slices

How to Make Reduced Sugar Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together softened margarine and peanut butter. Add molasses and egg, then vanilla and mix till smooth and light. Add salt, baking soda, oats, flour, Truvia and Splenda, and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet with a very light spritz of nonstick spray. (You could probably get by without it but I didn't want to take any chances!) These won't flatten on their own so you'll have to flatten them with a fork or your fingers. I also pinched in the edges a little so they'd be less likely to crumble apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes to cool, then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling completely. Makes about 2 dozen.

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About Reduced Sugar Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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