Monday, October 18, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

You'll want to know this...

These cookies are Low-Carb friendly!




Something else you should know...


You can't tell!

OK maybe if your used to the best
peanut butter and chocolate cookies you could tell. But if I were a kid coming home from school ready for a snack, I wouldn't know the difference! So go ahead and make them for "the kids", but don't feel guilty eating them all yourself. Besides being healthy these cookies take about 30 minutes to make, that includes mixing, baking, and taste testing!


These are actually a South Beach Diet recipe that you can find online. Before my wedding last October I went on the South Beach Diet and it was the most amazing and difficult thing all in one. I loved the way I felt and looked, but no bread, pasta, cookies, ICE CREAM was really difficult. So this recipe was my savior back then, I never felt guilty eating them.



Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

3/4 cup granulated sugar substitute (I use Splenda)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar-free jelly


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl combine sugar, egg, and vanilla, beat on low for 3 minutes scraping sides and bottom as needed. Add in peanut butter and baking soda, mix on medium until dough pulls away from sides forming a ball. Form into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Make an indentation with your thumb or a melon baller. Fill each indentation with 1/4-1/2 tsp of jelly. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until slightly browned. Immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Serve with milk!


I used grape jelly because it is my favorite, therefore the only one in the house. Also used low-sugar peanut butter and these cookies were still plenty sweet. If you don't like sugar substitute, you can definitely use plain granulated sugar, it just won't be low carb anymore.



I made these cookies for someone special in my life who is going through a hard time right now. I think she'll love them and I know she will love receiving them in the mail. You know who you are, so get ready!


PS Anyone who uses blogger having spacing issues? My last few posts have been horribly spaced, I am a little OCD about single vs. double spacing. I can't seem to get a single spacing between paragraphs, its either double or nothing. Help!?

28 comments:

  1. What a delicious treat! Now thats thinking outside the box (=

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  2. those look great! random question, but have you figured out an economical way to mail baked goods? I'd love to figure out how to mail cookies for less than $50 while getting them there before they are stale

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  3. Yes...I've had spacing issues off and on recently...frustrating! I was able to go into html and edit out an extra space here and there. Seems ok the past few days, though! These cookies look good, BTW! Love PB&J...

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  4. I like the dripping jelly on the cookies...very yummy

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  5. These sound great! I could probably use a little less carb in my life.

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  6. I have a really good Peanut Butter cookie recipe, this one i will try before making my recipe again..Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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  7. It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!! This looks delicious. Thanks!

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  8. @ Lauren at KeepItSweet: I don't ship cookies too often, but when I do I try to ship them within a day using priority shipping which unfortunately is usually ~$5. Let me know if you figure something better out!

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  9. You know what is also great? These are gluten free, how awesome is that! My kiddo will love these, as will I..there is something so comforting about peanut butter and jelly.

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  10. OK, I will have to try these--I could definitely stand to find a tasty cookie that is low carb.

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  11. Simple and gluten-free - Love it!
    (And, don't worry, you're not the only one who's OCD about blogger's spacing issues :S)

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  12. that's a lovely treat! besides, nothing can go wrong with peanut butter and jelly :)

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  13. Great Idea! Love it... :D
    It's pretty simple too...

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  14. What a sweet gift, I am sure hope it cheers your friend up to receive these in the mail, treats always cheer me up:) I have made these before and they really are quite simple, thanks for the reminder of this great treat!

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  15. I don't really use Splenda...ever. We're a little too skinny around here. Can I make these with regular sugar?

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  16. Great recipe. As Lynn said...I could probably start eliminating some carbs from my life. I'll have to make these to have around when I am in need of a sweet snack. I feel like I can eat these with zero feelings of guilt!

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  17. How much fun are these! I feel like kids would just adore these things :-) (and me too)

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  18. Those cookies look very yummy!

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  19. I love making theses..They're so yummy!

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  20. Peanut butter and jelly is such a big favorite of mine - love these cookies! The receiver will be very happy to get them.

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  21. Hi, wkg w/ Ideal-a great sugar alternative to try when baking or cooking is Ideal No Calorie Sweetener. http://bit.ly/atgBD1 for $1 off! Hope this helps

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  22. These cookies look delicious! Can't beat the PB & J combo!

    And a pointer for your spacing issues... I was having the same problem until I started using Windows Live Writer. You can download it for free (http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer?os=other) and it cut the time it takes for me to write and edit a post in half! It's a life saver! (I swear I'm not being paid to say this.. Haha!)

    Hope it helps!

    R.
    akajolie.blogspot.com

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  23. really fantastic- love the cookies! great presentation

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  24. Sadly, PB&J is my go-to dinner for when my husband is out of town, but happily, I love PB&J and know I would love these cookies! And, they're not bad for you? SOLD! Thanks for sharing, Debbie.

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  25. Too funny I was just thinking about this combination in thumbprint cookies :) I love your recipe, they look divine!

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  26. I love the jam in the thumbprint! Such a great idea.

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  27. Oh, how did you make those look so amazing. I can't wait to try them.

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