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April 2, 2012, 3:09 am
Filed under: Recipes

The perfect dessert for people with diabetes.  Only 5 grams of carbohydrate!


  •  ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup calorie-free sweetener, such as splenda (measures like sugar)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

 Preparation 20 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat peanut butter and margarine with a mixer at medium speed until blended.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and sweetener in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, beating well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Shape dough into 24 (1-inch) balls. Place balls, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets; flatten cookies in a crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheets.

 Makes 2 dozen cookies, serving size is 1 cookie

 *This recipe was adapted from www.myrecipes.com

This information was brought to you by OC Nutrition, Your Trusted Source for Health & Nutrition Advice. OC Nutrition offers nutrition counseling services in Newport Beach, Irvine, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Chino Hills, and Long Beach.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Kristy L. Richardson, MS,MPH, RD, CSSD, CHES
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
(949) 933-6788

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