Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Aren’t you so glad that someone is out there making up these ridiculously awesome holidays? I am!

     
    This was my first time to bake with NO sugar at all and use only a sweetener. I used Stevia In The Raw and added no sugar. That being said, I liked these cookies!
    These cookies end up being a little softer than traditional peanut butter cookies and do not get quite as crispy. That being said, I love how the natural peanut butter flavor is really the star here. If you are a peanut butter lover like I am, you’ve got to give these a try!
    Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies
         makes 12 cookies
    3/4 C natural peanut butter
    1/4 C oat flour*
    3 T egg whites, or egg whites from 2 eggs
    1/8 tsp vanilla
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    Pinch of salt {optional}
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients together and mix well. Roll into 12 balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    With the back of a fork, make vertical and horizontal lines in the dough and flatten cookies.
    Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven. After a few minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Aaaaannnnnnddddd, eat!
    If you don’t mind a little sugar in your life and would like to try peanut butter cookies with it, try these!
    But if you need a diabetic friendly peanut butter cookie OR you’re just looking to cut some sugar out of your diet, try THESE!
    *Make your own oat flour by just taking 1/4 C rolled oats and blending them in a food processor or blender or magic bullet until fine. {It’s cheaper than buying oat flour too!} And if you’re are eating gluten free, make sure to buy gluten free oats.
    • Claudette Floyd

      Where can I buy raw peanut butter . Sorry I truly don’t understand. Help me just give me a brand name. Thank you.

      • http://www.cookincowgirl.com Stephanie Hann

        Hi Claudette!
        The natural peanut butter? I get it at Wal Mart. It’s the Jiff Brand. :)

      • Jessica

        Most stores have natural peanut butter – look in the organic area. You can also get it at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, New Seasons, etc. Here is a google search for it to give you some possible brands too – https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=natural+peanut+butter&spell=1

      • Josie

        I went with Smucker’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. There is 1g of sugar per serving.

    • Josie

      When I made these, they were bitter. I was wondering if 1/2 C of stevia was too much? They couldn’t even be eaten because they were so bad. Would lowering the stevia help with the bitterness?

      • http://www.cookincowgirl.com/ Stephanie @ Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Josie,
        I’m sorry about your experience. I definitely think that the baking soda could be contributing to the bitterness. That being said, stevia is something that takes getting used to (especially because it is a leaf). Some people that do not like the taste of stevia don’t have a problem with the taste of Splenda. That might be worth giving a try. I thought for basically “sugar free” cookies, these weren’t bad at all! But again, sweeteners can take some getting used to.
        Lowering the amount of stevia, or swapping it out for another sweetener might give you more luck. Let me know if you try something else. :)