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Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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 Splenda sugar blend.

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.