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Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Can you believe these chocolate peanut butter cookies are sugar-free?

One of my favorite baking experiences with my mother was making peanut butter cookies. In my quest for better health and giving kiddo some healthier options I thought I would try my hand at a sugar-free chocolate peanut butter cookie creation.

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This was adapted from my mother’s hand-me-down recipe which I assume was something that came from my great-grandmother.

Kiddo had a wonderful time rolling the dough into balls and then using her ‘special’ fork to make the  markings.

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sugar free chocolate peanut butter cookies

Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
A healthier twist on a traditional classic.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c sweetener splenda, stevia...your choice
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar alternative
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 c All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter OR PB2 prepared
  • 1/8 c Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Hazelnut Oil


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Whisk egg until frothy.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except Hazelnut Oil.
  • Use blender/beater to blend well.
  • Slowly add Hazelnut Oil one teaspoon at a time until the dough is no longer super dry. You want a sticky, but moist dough. Depending on the oil in your natural peanut butter you may not need all of the Hazelnut Oil.
  • Covering your baking sheets with tin foil is optional. Dab a little olive oil on a paper towel and coat your tin foil or pan. You could also use cooking spray.
  • Shape your dough into little balls and place 2-3 inches apart on your cookie sheet.
  • Using your cooking spray, or using a pastry brush, lightly coat your dough balls and the fork with oil so the fork does not stick.
  • Use your fork to lightly press down making a criss cross pattern. You do not want to press down all the way and make thin cookies.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. Let cool completely.

These cookies had a deep chocolate taste. Everyone loved them. We even packed up a few for kiddo to take home to her mom, step-dad, brother and sisters to share with them.

I guess you just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

I hope you enjoy. If you try them out, please stop back by and let me know how they work out for you.

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  1. Chocolate and peanut butter. You can’t go wrong there! I go through peanut butter quicker than anyone I know. I think it has something to do with the spoon and the little peanut butter covered face I keep finding. Maybe I better put the peanut butter in a higher cupboard. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers. I hope you come back to visit us often.

    1. My two favorite things! I love that this is so much healthier, especially for kiddo. I don’t feel bad about giving her this treat at all.

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