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Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Looking for a healthier version of traditional peanut butter cookies? This recipe for Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies is just what you need. It's made with Smart Balance Omega™ Peanut Butter and Butter Blend Stick, which both are made with Omega 3. Thanks to Smart Balance Inc. for allowing us to reprint this recipe which was developed by food consultant Nancy Hughes.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Smart Balance® Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Smart Balance® Butter Blend Stick, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pourable sugar substitute
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the Smart Balance Omega™ Peanut Butter, Smart Balance® Butter Blend Stick, brown sugar and sugar substitute in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on high setting, beat until well blended and creamy.

Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and the salt. Reduce to low speed, add the oats and cherries, and beat until just blended. (Note: The batter will be very stiff.)

Using a measuring teaspoon, spoon rounded teaspoons of the batter onto cookie sheets coated with Smart Balance® Cooking Spray and bake 3 minutes. Do not cook longer. They will be slightly puffed and a very light golden color on the bottom. (Note: They will not appear to be done at this point, but will continue to bake while cooling).

Remove from oven, and immediately place on cooling racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter. Alternate cookie sheets while baking, using a cooled sheet for even baking.

Makes 40 cookies total

Serves 20; 2 cookies per serving

Per serving (2 cookies): 116 calories, 3 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrate, 6.2 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 2.8 grams monounsaturated fat, 1.3 grams polyunsaturated fat, 0 trans fat, 13 mg. cholesterol, 72 mg. sodium, 1.5 grams fiber

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 5 out of 5
Yummmmmm, Member croszgo

This is a great recipe. I used regular sugar instead of the substitute and added cranberries. As tempting as it was to cook longer, it took them out at exactly 3 minutes. So good!! My 1-year old loves them and my husband wants me to mix with chocolate chip instead next time.

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