These delicious sugar-free peanut butter cookies are a must-try for anyone watching their sugar intake. They’re sweet and tasty but not a diet disaster, and the simple chocolate glaze makes them a guilt-free indulgence!!
Unfortunately, being sugar free doesn’t make them calorie free, so you still have to watch your portions. But these cookies are treats that you can easily work into your diet plan.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies With Chocolate Glaze
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar substitute or artificial sweetener for baking
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup applesauce
1/3 cup milk
3 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
9 – 12 packets sugar substitute (equal to 1 cup sugar)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put butter, peanut butter, sugar substitute, egg, applesauce and vanilla into a large bowl and beat together with mixer (start at low speed, then change to high speed and cream until fluffy). In a separate bowl, whisk together baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir well to thoroughly combine, but don’t overbeat. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. NOTE: watch baking cookies carefully to prevent overbaking and remove from oven when they are just set.
While cookies are cooling, heat milk in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling. Remove saucepan from heat and add chocolate, stirring until chocolate has melted. Add the sugar substitute and return saucepan to low heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are blended.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate the glaze about 15 minutes, or until thick enough to spread on the cooled cookies.
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