Peanut Butter Maple Cookies


'I bake these crispy yet chewy peanut butter cookies often,' tells Lois Bowman of Swanton, Maryland. 'My grandchildren, both near and far, can't wait to dig into the cookie jar.' The recipe makes a big batch, so there are sure to be some leftover to prepare the tempting desserts that follow.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
30 servings


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • ½ cup peanut butter*

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (10 ounce) package peanut butter chips


  1. In a mixing 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 and mix well. Stir in peanut butter chips.

  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.


*Editor's Note: Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.