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Old 05-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I made some yummy peanut butter cookies today. I changed up an old recipe I had to suit my tastes. They didn't come out crispy but they did come out nice and chewy with a good peanut butter taste. I think it was the isomalt that made them chewy, so I can't guarantee they will come out chewy if you use different sweeteners. I will be making these again!!

These cookies are not fragile! I'm not sure how many this recipe makes because I only baked 20 cookies and put the rest of the dough in the fridge to make later.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup peanut flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup sweetener of your choice (I used 1/2 cup isomalt, 3/4 cup xylitol, 12 drops liquid Splenda)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375F

In small bowl combine ground almonds, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In mixing bowl add butter and peanut butter. Mix on high until smooth.
Add sweetener and mix until fluffy. Scrap bowl down.
Add eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated after each one, then add vanilla. Scrap down bowl.
Last add the almond flour mixture. Mix just until combined.

Roll into balls or scoop with a cookie scoop, Lightly press down cookie with a fork making a crisscross pattern. You may need to chill the dough first if rolling by hand.

Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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These look beautiful Gina. I can't wait to try your recipe.
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Those look GOOD! I made some PBJ cookies some time back that came out chewy, too, but in mine, I think it was the imitation honey that made them chewy. Funny how the different sweeteners so dramatically change texture, isn't it?
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They're really good!!

My daughter said sorry to me last night, and I asked why are you sorry, and she said "because I love the peanut butter cookies you made!" Usually I want the low carb goodies for myself, but my daughter eats the same way I do, so I don't mind her eating them.

I forgot to mention that I added a tsp of cinnamon to mine and really loved the taste of it in these.

I put them in the fridge to store them and they were even more chewier the next day!!
I still have dough left so I will be baking some more up today.

I know how sweeteners work differently that's why I added that it may affect the chewiness depending on which ones are used. I had just got the isomalt in the mail, so not having ever used it before I wasn't really sure how it would work in the cookies, and was pleasantly surprised!
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Will try this next week..
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I peanut butter. I'm gonna try these very soon.

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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One more thing, they are fragile when you first take them out of the oven so you do need to let them set up for about 10-15 minutes or more. I didn't really time it but they were very fragile when I first took them out of the oven so I just left them to set up while I was doing other things. We were able to eat them without them falling apart after they set up.
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These are great and it makes lots and lots of cookies..I think they are most like HC peanut butter cookies that I have made.

Thanks so much..

I keep them in my freezer in a plastic container...
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I'm glad you liked them Carolyn. My daughter keeps asking me to make more. I need to remember to pick up some peanut butter when I go shopping!!

They're the best peanut butter cookies I've made since low carbing.
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Thanks so much, Gina, for posting your observations I am wondering if isomalt is the ticket to chewy brownies?
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I bet the isomalt would make chewy brownies. I will have to try it out sometime!! Thanks for the great idea!
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Kevin had an Isomalt Brownie recipe. I know I made them several times, they're good!
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Gina I make hard candy drops using isomalt and flavor extracts. I made your cookies and they are wonderful. Thanks
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I keep them in my freezer in a plastic container...
Good idea because I'm pretty sure I'd have major portion control issues with these cookies. Actually, I'm pretty sure I'd also just attack them frozen!

Not sure how much longer I can resist, though!
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I'm glad you liked the Esther!!
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Gina.......I made these last night. WOW, what a great tasting peanut butter cookie! Very sturdy. Didn't fall apart at all. I used 3/4 c. equiv. liquid Splenda and 1/4 c. granular Erythritol for sweetening. I also used salted butter and omitted the salt. Thanks, Gina
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Awesome!! Glad they came out good! I haven't had a chance to make them again but we keep talking about how good they were. Now I really want some!! LOL
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I just ordered isomalt and will be using it to try these. Yay! Thanks, Gina.

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Cut and paste

The PB Cookie recipe looks great. Does anyone know how to copy the recipe and paste it in a note on an iPhone, I keep trying and it just pastes the link. Aluthough now I think of it, maybe I am being old- fashioned and just saving the link would be sufficient. Still, I like the idea of saving low carb recipes in my notes, and so far I hand copy them from the list to paper, then hand type them into my notes. There has to be a better way!
Also, what is isomalt? So far I have been using powdered Splenda, truvia, and liquid stevia. I saw some xylitol for sale in a food coop and I was interested, but it was a jar maybe 2 or 2 1/2 inches in diameter, so or eight inches tall for $20.00. And it said 1=1 on it. So I thought, if this is equal to that volume of sugar, it's just too expensive. But I have read about xylitol and wanted to try it. If the 1=1 is wrong, and it is concentrated like stevia, tell me and I will go back and buy it.
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Isomalt you would proably have to get it off line. We use to get it a walmart. Not anymore. Diabetiasweet is the name on the box.

Gina put in what she used, she is saying 1 cup of your favorite sweetner for her recipe. Use the sweetners that you like.

I hope that explained it.

Sorry I know nothing about iPhones.
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The PB Cookie recipe looks great. Does anyone know how to copy the recipe and paste it in a note on an iPhone, I keep trying and it just pastes the link. Aluthough now I think of it, maybe I am being old- fashioned and just saving the link would be sufficient. Still, I like the idea of saving low carb recipes in my notes, and so far I hand copy them from the list to paper, then hand type them into my notes. There has to be a better way!
Also, what is isomalt? So far I have been using powdered Splenda, truvia, and liquid stevia. I saw some xylitol for sale in a food coop and I was interested, but it was a jar maybe 2 or 2 1/2 inches in diameter, so or eight inches tall for $20.00. And it said 1=1 on it. So I thought, if this is equal to that volume of sugar, it's just too expensive. But I have read about xylitol and wanted to try it. If the 1=1 is wrong, and it s concentrated like stevia, tell me and I will go back and buy it.

Copy and paste

To copy and paste, go to the recipe you want to copy and tap on it, a box will come up giving you the option to select, select all or paste. If you want to chose the text to copy, tap on select, if you want to copy all of the text, tap on select all. If you choose select you will need to drag the blue cursor lines to cover the text you want to copy, then tap on copy. If you tap on select all you wil just tap on copy after it's all highlighted. To paste the text you will need to open the program you want to copy the text to, in your case it would be notes, then tap on new note and tap until you see a box come up that says paste. That's it, you're done!

I will put it into steps to make it easier.

1. Go to recipe and tap on it until a box comes up.
2. Choose select or select all.
3. Move the blue cursors to select the text you want to copy or choose select all.
4. Choose copy
5. Open notes program, and open a new note.
6. Tap on the note until a box comes up and you see paste.
7. Tap on paste, you will see the recipe on your new note.


Isomalt is a reduced calorie sugar substitute (made from beet sugar) in crystal form for hard candy, confections and baked goods. About half as sweet as sugar with only 2 calories per gram. I buy it from netrition.

I never heard of a concentrated xylitol. I buy xylitol online at netrition. I think I pay about $5 or $6 a pound.

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Thanks so much. I followed your instructions and it worked for me. I am slowly mastering the iPhone.
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Copy and paste

To copy and paste, go to the recipe you want to copy and tap on it, a box will come up giving you the option to select, select all or paste. If you want to chose the text to copy, tap on select, if you want to copy all of the text, tap on select all. If you choose select you will need to drag the blue cursor lines to cover the text you want to copy, then tap on copy. If you tap on select all you wil just tap on copy after it's all highlighted. To paste the text you will need to open the program you want to copy the text to, in your case it would be notes, then tap on new note and tap until you see a box come up that says paste. That's it, you're done!

I will put it into steps to make it easier.

1. Go to recipe and tap on it until a box comes up.
2. Choose select or select all.
3. Move the blue cursors to select the text you want to copy or choose select all.
4. Choose copy
5. Open notes program, and open a new note.
6. Tap on the note until a box comes up and you see paste.
7. Tap on paste, you will see the recipe on your new note.


Isomalt is a reduced calorie sugar substitute (made from beet sugar) in crystal form for hard candy, confections and baked goods. About half as sweet as sugar with only 2 calories per gram. I buy it from netrition.

I never heard of a concentrated xylitol. I buy xylitol online at netrition. I think I pay about $5 or $6 a pound.
Gina I love how you put instructions up very easy for the user. Really great.
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Thanks so much. I followed your instructions and it worked for me. I am slowly mastering the iPhone.
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Gina I love how you put instructions up very easy for the user. Really great.
Thank you Esther, I try! I'm sometimes not sure if I'm confusing the person even more. lol
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I'm assuming the peanut flour goes in with the almond mixture. Don't see it on the instructions portion.
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Ginaaaaaa, I made your cookies today and they are awsome!
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Good, I'm glad you like them
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