This is a cookie for the peanut butter lovers. For less fat and calories, substitute part of the shortening with Z Trim.*

1 cup butter or butter flavored shortening or ½ cup shortening and ½ cup Z Trim gel* 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup peanut butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. In a medium bowl cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer. Add peanut butter and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add flour and mix on low speed. Roll into small balls, place on cookie sheet, and flatten with the tines of a fork. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or just until done. Do not over bake. Cool on wire rack.

*For a cookie with less fat, use only ½ cup shortening and add ½ cup of Z Trim 4 percent gel.

Z Trim is a high fiber, zero calorie, fat replacement made from corn. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1998. It can be used in cooking to provide moisture, texture, and add volume to foods.

Z Trim duplicates the taste and texture of fat with zero calories. It can replace up to 50 percent of the oil, butter, or other fats in many recipes, including sauces, soups, dressings, and bakery products. This can significantly reduce the total fat and calories in a recipe and at the same time add fiber without a noticeable change in taste.

Z Trim is sold in 8 ounce bags of powder or as 4 percent gel. It is produced in a plant in Mundlein, Ill. Z Trim is currently sold only on line at www.ztrim.com

Serves 60 cookies

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 95 Fat, gm.: 5 Protein, gm.: 2 Carb. gm.: 10 Cholesterol, mg.: 15 Fiber, gm.: 0.3

Serves 60

Nutritional Information per serving made with Z Trim:

Calories: 80 Fat, gm.: 3 Protein, gm.: 2 Carbs, gm.: 10 Cholesterol, mg.: 15 Fiber, gm.: 0.4