Easy, Peanut Butter n’ Oat, Low-cal Cookies

Finally, a healthy, tasty, cookie. I’m happy.

Many of the low calorie cookie creations out there are just plain bad.They’re either too dry, or too hard, and can never stand up to their buttery friends. This cookie is different. I got the recipe from the Crazy Plates cookbook, and love it! It’s super easy too. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another medium bowl, cream together brown sugar, margarine, peanut butter, and buttermilk.

Add dry ingredients ad stir to form a smooth dough. Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll dough into 1-1/2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Using a fork, flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness.

Bake for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, as cookies will dry out. Remove cookies from tray immediately and cool on wire rack….or don’t. They’re super good warm!!

Easy, Peanut Butter Oat, Low-cal Cookies
Recipe taken from Crazy Plates
Makes 30 cookies
Per cookie: 2 weight watchers points, 80 calories, 2.7g fat, 0.4g fiber1.6g protein

Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups AP flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light margarine or butter
1/3 cup light peanut butter
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In another medium, cream together brown sugar, margarine, peanut butter, and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients ad stir to form a smooth dough. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Roll dough into 1-1/2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Using a fork, flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness. Bake for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, as cookies will dry out.
5. Remove cookies from tray immediately and cool on wire rack. Store covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

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Comments

  1. These look amazing! I agree with you–most low fat cookies are awful, dry bits of yuck.

    Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try these out.

  2. Helen Stewart says:

    Sounds good. What about using the Splenda brown sugar ? I like the idea of peanut butter (light) and chocolate. Thanks Nan

    • Splenda brown sugar would be a fine idea, but the cookies are already so low-cal that it’s okay to leave them as is. Remember that Splenda brown sugar isn’t cup for cup like regular Splenda. Half a cup of splenda brown sugar equals one cup of regular brown sugar.

  3. Oooh those look great!

  4. These cookies sound great! Anything with PB and it is grand by me :)

  5. What a great low-fat cookie – only 2 Points, amazing!

  6. Yum! They look delicious. Anything with peanut butter and oats is bound to be good. =)

  7. I’ve been disappointed with low-cal cookies in the past too. Thanks for a reliable recipe!

  8. Low cal cookies? Sign me up! Yum!

  9. how much baking soda and salt? it was not written

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