Cookies on the South Beach Diet

John has been very sad that he can’t have his usual peanut butter cookies since we started the South Beach Diet.  Today I decided to surprise him with an attempt at some Phase 1 friendly peanut butter cookies.

He says they are not too bad.  I tried one.  They are a little sweet for me, so I think I need to cut the Splenda down a bit more for *my* taste, but he likes them.  If you try them, you might keep this in mind if you don’t like things really sweet.  It is really more of an aftertaste from the Splenda, I think.  It tasted fine eating it, but afterward, I was like wow, that is really sweet!

They held together better than I expected and I have to say I’m a bit proud of myself.    John informs me that he STILL has to use self-control when eating them which he doesn’t like, but at least he has a cookie substitute.  Which is better than what I have for my favorites, which is a big ole bupkus!   lol

Here is what I did:


1 cup Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

1 egg

dash vanilla extract (I didn’t measure.  I just tipped the bottle over and back quick like)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees;

2.  Mix together ingredients in bowl;

3.  Roll into balls and place on baking sheet.  Flatten with fork to make cross-hatch pattern;

4.  Bake for 10 minutes

That’s it!

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One Response to “Cookies on the South Beach Diet”

  1. Another tasty dish is ricotta muffins. Mix up 2 cups of ricotta cheese with a sugar substitute, like Splenda or Stevia, four eggs, vanilla extract and then bake in a muffin tin. This recipe is a versatile treat for those that are use to eating sweets like donuts for breakfast.

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