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Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

I bake these crispy yet chewy peanut butter cookies often. My grandchildren, both near and far, can't wait to dig into the cookie jar. —Lois Bowman, Swanton, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 225 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Jennifer
    Oct 13, 2019

    Delicious Peanut Butter cookie. I agree with the poster who said they couldn't taste the maple. I suspected that 1 tablespoon would not be enough to taste it... so I added 2 tablespoons and still could not taste it. Good cookie other than that. It made just over 6 dozen for me.

  • knollbrookcook
    Oct 2, 2019

    Delicious cookies. A favourite around here.

  • astarzynski
    Aug 26, 2015

    Excellent!!! One of the best cookies I've had.

  • debpetersen
    Jun 11, 2015

    Delicious!

  • melgoody03
    Aug 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • allaboutcookies86
    Sep 19, 2011

    The PERFECT cookie texture. Next time I think I will cut out the maple syrup.... I don't taste it. This is a GREAT peanut butter cookie though. I may try with chocolate chips or chocolate chip peanut butter swirl chips next time for something different. This is the PERFECT base for any peanut butter cookie you want. They are so perfect. Crispy on the outside chewy in the middle. They are LOVELY! Thank you SO much! I am keeping this recipe :)

  • glo58bes
    Dec 31, 2010

    Great cookie! I used chocolate chips instead of peanut butter chips.

  • cher5873
    Dec 11, 2010

    My sister and I made these for 1st time for our annual cookie day and they came out terrific, soft and as I am not a pb fan, loved the slight taste of maple (we used the real maple syrup) and crunchy pb Gave them to some friends and they wanted the recipe Not a single one was left !

  • conieco
    Jun 9, 2009

    Why do recipes say add eggs one at a time? Can't they be beat a bit then add them all together?connieko6

  • quiltymom05
    Mar 10, 2009

    These cookies are wonderful- the whole family loved them! A definite keeper.