Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Connie Colgan of Castle Rock, Colorado asked Light & Tasty magazine to trim the fat from her husband's favorite cookie. The results were mouthwatering…and offered 31% less fat than Connie's original snacks.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar blend
  • 1 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 104 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butters, brown sugar and sugar substitute until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, coconut and chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter and Splenda sugar blend.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Originally published as Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p16

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"can these chunky peanut butter cookies be madeover so diabetics can eat them? there is too much sugar in them. too many carbs."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"sugar blend is splenda and sugar mixed"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"What is sugar blend in this recipe?"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"PS  Now we call these WOman cookies!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"I made these for myself, and my husband (who doesn't need to cut calories!) LOVES them. These are now his favorite! The original recipe is similar to one that my Grandma had, and hers was called "Man Cookies" because they were the only ones that filled up the men who had come to help with the 'threshing.' [I left out the raisins, and they turned out GREAT] THANK YOU!"

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