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Healthified Peanut Butter Cookies

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41% less fat • 50% less sat fat • 1g more fiber than the original recipe. Honey adds sweetness and texture to a favorite cookie now made with whole wheat flour.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons honey
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
Additional granulated sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter and vegetable oil spread with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Beat in honey and egg until well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients until dough forms.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in additional granulated sugar.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 20
  • Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
110 (before)
90 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 g (before)
1 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
3 1/2 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

If you want cookies with a little less fat content, you can use reduced-fat peanut butter instead of regular. We tested the recipe with 25% less-fat peanut butter spread and had good results.

The honey in this recipe enhances the flavor and cookie texture.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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