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Peanut Butter Chip Yogurt Cookies

Hi Everyone,

Ahh, this Friday you can tell it’s a blue moon!!  I was having major road rage!  I am normally not that person, but geez, everybody and I mean everybody was driving about 10 miles under the speed limit.  Make me crazy!!  Then I go to Trader Joe’s to pick up some things and sure enough everybody is just walking around with their head in the clouds.  I swear I wanted to pick them up and punt them like a football.  Needless to say I picked up a couple of things and ran out of there.  No major shopping on this trip, I couldn’t take it, so I’ll go back tomorrow morning when no one is in the store.  I know this doesn’t sound like me, but oh my gosh, no one was moving!!!  I came home and decided to get my frustration out by doing some cardio.  I feel so much better now!  Glad I can just relax and chill for the rest of the day!  Ahhhh!!

I know this week I am giving you two cookie recipes, but I was pretty intrigued when Healthy in  A Nutshell commented on my blog for the Chocolate Chip Medley Yogurt Cookies.  She asked, could you sub yogurt or applesauce for the butter in these cookies?  She got me thinking, hmm, could I?  Well I could do anything I want, but how will it turn out?  As you can see I’m posting them, so that means they turned out!!  Yah!!!!

I was actually pretty impressed with them.  They were super easy to make, I didn’t even use a hand mixer, I just blended it all together with a spoon.  I pretty much took the same recipe as my Chocolate Chip Medley Cookies, but cut the recipe in half, since I wasn’t sure of the outcome.  I decided to skip the butter completely and use 1/2 cup of greek yogurt instead.  I also decided to use 1/2 cup peanut butter chips, since I was out of chocolate chips and you know I do have a love for peanut butter.  How did the cookies come out?  I think pretty darn good!!!

These cookies turned out cakey and puffy!  If you like more of a muffin type cookie, then you will like these.  There sweet with little peanut butter chips, which I love.  My Husband had one and he didn’t care for them.  He said he didn’t like the texture.  He is more of a flat, crispy cookie person.  But I like them!!  I was smart on this recipe too!  I decided to keep them all to myself instead of giving them away!  Maybe that isn’t such a good thing?   Because as soon as I got up this morning I ate two. Shame on me!!!  But one thing good about these cookies is there low in fat and low in calories.  I love that!!!

The shape of the cookies are like I told you on the other cookies, whatever shape you make them, is the shape they will turn out.  I tried to make them round, but some of them turned out a little funny shaped.  Hey, I’m ok with that!  It’s the taste that matters!

This is kind of off the subject, but I have a little advice for you!  If you don’t want your Husband to know something don’t to post it to your blog!!  I’m guessing my Husband reads my blog everyday at work, which I am so flattered!  he he  I think that is so nice, but, he found out that the Chocolate Chip Medley Cookies were made with yogurt and Stevia.  After he said the cookies were really good and everybody loved them.  Then he came home the next day and said those cookies were made with yogurt and Stevia!  Remember he hates yogurt!!  Then he said you didn’t use sugar, they weren’t sweet enough.  I told him Stevia is sweeter than sugar, plus I did use brown sugar in the cookies, plus a bazillion chocolate chips.  I don’t think he believed me about the brown sugar.  Then he said well I liked them, but.  Nah, there are no buts!!!  He liked them until he found out what was in them.  I swear people are so funny about these kind of things.  I try to keep some of these things a secret so I don’t get that kind of negative feedback.  If I like something, then I find out what was in it, I still like it.  My opinion of the item didn’t change.  I just thing huh, maybe I should try that myself?  Thats how I fell head over heals with sweet potatoes and black beans.  I never liked it, then I tried it somewhere and now I wonder why I went so long without it.  Do you ever run into that?  So ladies, if you don’t want your men to know, don’t post it!!!

Peanut Butter Chip Yogurt Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 30 Cookies
  • Serving size: 1 Cookie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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A light, fluffy cookie, made with greek yogurt and Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 packets stevia (1½ tsp)
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs (I used egg substitute)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a bowl add flour, baking soda and salt; set a side.
  3. In large bowl, yogurt, stevia and brown sugar; mix until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, mix until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined.
  4. Stir in peanut butter chips
  5. Drop by well rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 - 8 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  6. Leave on cookie sheet for about a minute and place onto a cooling rack. I recommend storing in the refrigerator.
Notes
Calories per cookie: 42.6, Fat: 1.3, Sodium: 55, Potassium: 11,, Carbs: 6.6, Fiber: .05, Sugar: 2.8, Protein: 1.6

Did you check out the stats on these cookies?  Pretty nice being only 42 calories!!   The only problem is can you eat just one?  I couldn’t!  I ate four yesterday and so far three today.  I should have given them away!  Now all I want to do is eat cookies, lots of cookies!!!  Oh no!  I think it’s the chilly weather getting to me!  Comfort food season is coming!  Come on summer heat!  I need you, so I’ll want fruit smoothies and BBQ!

I want to thank you for listening to me moan and groan about commutes and Husbands!  Sometimes you just need to get that stuff out and you feel so much better!  Do you have a funny Husband or Wife story?  If you do, please share!!!

Have a great Holiday Weekend!!!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  I also want to thank you for your comments and suggestions.  Because of you, I try new things, like these cookies!!!

 

Comments

  1. If I was going to use regular sugar, would it be the same amount as the stevia?

  2. We all need a low cal cookie in our repertoire! These look so yummy!

    PS…I was roasting eggplant this morning and my hubby asked what they were. I told him, “a vegetable,” trying to be evasive. He replied, “they look like squirt bottles.” Huh??

  3. Ha! I’m not sure if my husband really reads my blog, but I sure try to sneak some stuff by him. I always wait for him to eat it first, that way if he then finds out I healthified the recipe, he can’t change his mind!

  4. fun way to use up some of the yogurt I have – and of course, the PB 🙂 they look great!

  5. I don’t think I’ve tried yogurt cookies ever! This PB version sounds amazing, Jen! 🙂

  6. Yum!! I made these this morning – so fluffy and yummy!!

  7. Deanna Fetters says:

    Would they be able to be frozen? I make 150-160 dozens of bars and cookies each year for Christmas gifts and have to make them ahead and freeze them. then I haul all the boxes out of the freezer, and literally have an assembly line for boxing them up! TIA They sound fab!

    • Hmmm, I don’t know! I can’t recall if I froze the cookies or not. I asked my Husband and he couldn’t remember. I don’t see why not, but honestly I’m not sure. I’ll make them again, and see how they turn out frozen. What a great idea to make cookies now and freeze them for Christmas! I love that idea!!

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