flourless, sugar free, no splenda peanut butter cocoa cookies

Jan 15, 2010

Here's my take on flourless PB cookies.  I added chocolate.  What could be better?

1 cup peanut butter
1 Egg
1/4 tsp stevia extract powder (see HERE for tons of wonderful information on this product)
1 to 1.5 scoops protein powder (I used Designer whey french vanilla...but anything will work)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)

Combine well.  Roll into balls, flatten with tines of fork, bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

You can also add vanilla extract, but I often forget it and my cookies taste just fine.

Now, I just KNOW once you see these photos you will hopefully go run off to buy some stevia extract powder because I simply cannot sing its praises enough.  Yum--these cookies are the bomb.  THIS is why you need to go buy that extract.  Because you don't have to use a whole cup of splenda to the batter in order to add stability, you're able to REALLY boost the nutrition of these cookies with the addition of protein powder.  No Splenda aftertaste - only yummy goodness.  I recommend the NuNatural brand.  It's NOT bitter at all -- other brands can be.

They have a nice peanut butter flavor.  The cocoa flavor isn't strong, but it's there and it's yummy.  Look how beautiful!  These make a sturdy cookie.  The outside has a delightful chewiness and the inside -- wow, a little softer and delicious.  They do not crumble.  These are also awesome when you flatten them extra-thin and they get a little more crisp.  It would make an awesome pie crust.

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Mmmm....

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Look that that.  Yum.  Are you hungry yet?  I am.  Or at least I would be, had I not just polished off like 6 of these puppies.  Do you SEE that wonderful outer chewiness?  And how the inside is more fudgy?  Can you really resist?

Try these.  Try stevia extract.  Separate yourself from the carbs and potential stomach upset of artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols.  You won't go back.

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