Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Stevia is a South American herb that is virtually calorie-free and hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar (which is why you only need 2 tsp in a recipe that might need a 2 cups of sugar). You can probably find it at your local health food store and I know Trader Joe's carries it with their baking goods. This recipe is from "Stevia Sweet Recipes" by Jeffrey Goettemoiller and I got it from www.rochestergoodfood.com.
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups whole wheat flour, plus
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons stevia powder
- 2 teaspoons butterscotch flavoring
- 1 3⁄4 cups flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium mixing bowl beat together oil, peanut butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and butterscotch flavoring.
- Stir in water.
- Sift flour, stevia, and baking powder together.
- Mix half of the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture.
- Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
- Briefly chop coconut in a blender, if the pieces are large.
- Fold into cookie dough- mixture will be stiff.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Flatten with a fork in an "X" pattern.
- Bake 9-10 minutes or until golden.
- Leave cookies on baking sheet 2 minutes to cool and remove to racks to finish cooling.
- Store in an airtight container.
Delicious! This cookie definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. I replaced the peanut butter with an almond nut butter and the butterscotch flavoring with almond extract. They were soft and the texture with the coconut was great! I will definitely be making these again.
These are good, although I didn't think they had much "peanut" taste. Next time I will try using crunchy peanut butter, and maybe adding a small amount of peanut butter chips to the mix. I didn't have any butterscotch flavoring, so like another reviewer I added maple instead. I was not that impressed with the cookies when they first came out of the oven, but the texture & flavor was better the next day after they had set overnight in a zip-top bag. Will definitely make these again - thanks for posting! -M =)
This recipe was great! I did use 2 and a half teaspoons of "stevia plus", because I don't have PURE stevia powder. Next time I think I will use 3 tsp, because it could use a tad more sweetness. I also used maple flavoring in place of the butterscotch flavoring. I kneaded it with my hands to get all the coconut in.