If I look at sugar, it goes straight to my butt. The End.
So, I’ve gotten pretty good at modifying recipes so they are South Beach friendly. This definitely fulfills my sweet tooth, it is such a great alternative to Paula Dean’s regular recipe. You have to think that it’s all mental and that you have to modify food choices to get/stay slim.
I’ve italicized and bolded my changes
- 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy 1 cup all natural peanut butter (only ingredients are peanuts and oil), creamy or crunchy
- 1 1/3 cups baking sugar replacement (recommended: Splenda)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter (make sure you stir the natural peanut butter first), 1 cup sugar replacement, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar replacement to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes I baked for 11, it is SO important to not overbake cookies (they will become hard), remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar replacement. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Bammmmm…. that wasn’t too hard to modify and you have a great sweet treat that won’t go to your butt!
About Dana Patterson
I'm an energetic SAHM of two fun little girls! It's never a dull moment with kids 21 months apart. I love life and enjoy cooking, working out and just hanging with my family.