6/6/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

From the Food Network 

Everyone loves dessert, but no one loves the guilt that comes after eating it. Ever wish you could find a dessert that you can eat guilt free? Well this treat is just for you! These flourless peanut butter cookies are a guilt-free dessert that can satisfy that sweet tooth without adding on the pounds.

This low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, and low-carb dessert is perfect for those with diabetes. It allows diabetics to satisfy that sweet tooth without forcing them to break their diet. These cookies offer just enough sweet to fulfill that craving, but not too much sweet that it will make you regret it.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Makes 18 cookies

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coarse sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place racks in the upper and lower third of the oven. In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture about 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten the mounds with the tines of a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies. Sprinkle coarse salt on top of the cookies.

Bake until golden around edges, about 10 minutes, switching the position of the pans halfway thorough baking. Transfer to racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.

What Makes This Recipe Really Sing: Without the flour getting in the way, you really get that true peanut butter flavor.

BYOC: Try tossing in mini versions of stuff. I love peanut butter chips, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut and even a mini peanut butter cup. Try making a thumb print cookie and add jelly to it. Go crazy, kids and adults love these

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Per Cookie: Calories: 137; Total Fat 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 14 grams; Sugar: 12 grams; Fiber: 1 grams; Cholesterol: 12 milligrams; Sodium: 164 milligrams

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