Diabetic Diet Recipes - Peanut Butter Cookies

Diabetic Recipe - Peanut Butter Cookies (12 servings)



1 1/2 cups unbleached flour, white, sifted 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, double-acting 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup margarine, diet 
1/4 cup brown sugar or fructose 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, natural (no added sugar or hydrogenated oils)
1 teaspoon orange zest, fresh 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1 egg, well beaten 
1/3 cup orange juice, unsweetened 
4 packets artificial sweetener (equal to 8 teaspoons sugar) 

Preparation Method

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cream together margarine, sugar, peanut butter, orange zest, and vanilla. Add egg, orange juice, and sweetener; blend well.
4. Add dry ingredients gradually; mix well after each addition.
5. Measure 1 level tablespoon dough for each cookie. Roll between hands to form ball. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet; flatten with a fork. Bake about 15 minutes. Store cookies in a tightly covered tin. These cookies have better flavor and texture 24 hours after baking.

Food Exchange

Food exchanges per 2-cookie serving: 1 BREAD, FRUIT, 2 FAT



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