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Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

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
    5 dozen


  • 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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 104 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • grandmajab209
    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.

  • danielleylee
    Jul 1, 2010

    sugar blend is splenda and sugar mixed

  • klc1218
    Jun 25, 2009

    What is sugar blend in this recipe?

  • markh
    Jun 23, 2009

    No comment left

  • KEHumbert
    Feb 13, 2009

    PS  Now we call these WOman cookies!

  • KEHumbert
    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!