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!?