Two blog posts in one day? Whoa. When this happens, you know it’s good.
Let me start by saying this: achieving a chewy low carb cookie is an elusive task. Caky cookies, caky cake, caky brownies–those are simple. Chewy ones, however, are difficult. These peanut butter cookies achieve a delicious, chewy texture that I thought was only possible with high sugar cookies. They’re not as crisp as traditional cookies, but they’re soft, chewy and irresistible. They’re so good that even your wheat and sugar-loving family members will enjoy them.
These cookies utilize a key ingredient that I buy from Netrition : Poly-D, or polydextrose fiber. Despite the “ose” suffix of the word, polydextrose is not a sugar, but an undigestible fiber. I boasts just one calorie per gram versus four of any other carbohydrate and is 90% fiber. Poly-D has only 9 net carbs per cup, so it’s a great addition to baking. In addition, it has very little flavor, so it doesn’t overpower other flavors. It’s also gluten free. I get LifeSource brand, which you can buy here for less than three bucks a bag.