Desserts

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

These Peanut Butter Maple Cookies combine two ingredients that compliment so well. Soft, chewy and so flavourful. They are the perfect cookie!

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Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

Also recommended by myself is these Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cookies. YUM!

It’s Spring Break here in Alberta, and we are immensely enjoying the slower pace of a less-filled schedule. There’s been movie nights {on a weekday!}, de-cluttering of rooms, and spontaneous trips to the pet store followed by me saying, ‘no, we can’t buy him‘ a few hundred times. 

Also on the agenda of no-schedule week? Lots of cooking and baking! I’m taking this time to re-stock the depleted freezer meals, breads and snacks. It’ll be nice to have these on hand when life isn’t so lazy.

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One particular goodie that met my oven this week is Peanut Butter Maple Cookies. For no particular reason, which is the best reason of all, it was just decided that we needed cookies in the house. Obviously, right? 

I actually haven’t cooked with maple in a long time and I was recently drooling over all the maple recipes on the Kraft Canada website. So, when craving beats on the door, you better answer with a plate of cookies.

This recipe {get it below} is really simple to make, and I always have all the ingredients on hand to make these cookies. No special trips to the store! It’s also a recipe that simply says, ‘combine all and mix’, which is the definition of easy when baking. 

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Best of all – my little twin helpers got suited up {literally} and played a major part in the making and eating of these Peanut Butter Maple Cookies. They did some mixing, forming of the balls and pressing with the fork.

Sure, it took a little longer than if I had done it myself. Plus, there was a little bit more of a mess too.

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Yet, there’s something special about spending a lazy afternoon making cookies with littles who think that this is the best spring break ever! … ok, it’s actually their first spring break ever, but that doesn’t matter.

What does matter is letting go of the chaos and snacking on cookies and milk right before dinner. This might be a new spring break tradition!

What’s your favourite ‘Maple’ recipe to make?
 

Peanut-Butter-Maple-Cookies-recipe

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Peanut Butter Maple Cookies combine two ingredients that compliment so well. Soft, chewy and so flavourful. They are the perfect cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips

Instructions

    In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

    Beat in the syrup and vanilla. Then combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture.

    Gently stir in peanut butter chips.

    Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.

    Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

    Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

    Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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69 Comments

  1. i love maple. real maple of course. i haven’t thought to combine PB and maple. sounds divine.

  2. Mmm maple butter? Those are two of my husband’s favorite foods to eat. I am sure he would love these amazing cookies, they look delicious. It is so great that you bake together with the kids, it is so fun!

    1. They love to help when they can and my oldest is now into cooking and baking herself. Here we go … lol
      Let me know if you try the cookies Susan!

  3. Oh my god!!! I am SO making these this week! I LOVE anything with maple! Thanks so much for the great recipe idea, I know my kids will go crazy over these!!

  4. This sounds like an interesting flavor combo! Peanut butter cookies are my favorite, so I will definitely have to try this twist.

    1. It’s a light touch of maple, I’m going to try and add more next time. Perhaps more of the syrup and a little less of the white sugar. Just to see if you can cut the sugar and keep the form. Always experimenting!!

    1. Oh no! Try the recipe with the ‘fake’ PB, I’m curious to see how they turn out. I totally understand though, my husband is allergic to nuts {peanut butter isn’t a nut, so PB is the one thing we can have in the house.

  5. Those look so soft. I have to try these out as the kids LOVE peanut butter cookies. Could I replace the maple syrup with honey?

  6. Oh. My. God. These look insanely delicious!!!!!! I HAVe to try this PB and Maple combo! Thanks for the delish idea!

  7. YUMMM.. they look delicious.. and Love that they are simple enough for the little ones to help bake them.. Soo cute.. thanks for sharing

    1. They were gone in no time, I think making more is in order. It snowed a ton again last night. GAH!!

  8. This recipe has already been saved to my favourites, I’m gonna make these cookies on Sunday and bring to work and share on Monday. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us, I’ve made a few of them and my family has always enjoyed them.

  9. Just when I thought peanut butter cookies couldn’t get better! I will be making these very very soon πŸ™‚

  10. Oh wow πŸ™‚ These sound great – I would never have THOUGHT of the combination but I LOVE the sounds of it πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Made these last week! They were different – wasn’t sure on the shaping or how they’d stay together, but they formed pretty nicely. Gotta say that 2″ balls make some very big cookies (only a dozen) so I’d make them smaller next time. I can taste the maple a little, as they’re not super peanut buttery in flavour, but it’s not quite strong enough for my likes. I’ll see if I can up the syrup and cut out some sugar and supplement with flour or something and see how it goes. My favourite part, though, was just one bowl! That was great!

  12. I made these cookies today and they are wonderful. Just a hint of maple flavour and a great texture. They are so easy to make too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This will go into my “Favourites” file.

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