Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

thick, chewy, peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite types of cookies! When Fall strikes I start adapting all kinds of fall flavors into my most loved treats. These Peanut Butter Maple Cookies are chewy, thick, with a hint of cinnamon and pure maple. These bakery style peanut butter cookies are baked with a special sugar combination, then sprinkled with Organic Maple Sugar. These perfect peanut butter maple cookies are a Fall take on a classic cookie that will get you so cozy and ready to bake your fuzzy socks off all season long!

My Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle are definitely one of my most popular posts on the blog, however, I have a feeling that these Peanut Butter Maple Cookies are going to be the new fall favorite of all peanut butter lovers!

peanut butter maple cookies

Maple Sugar

For those of you have not tried Maple Sugar, these Peanut Butter Maple Cookies are the perfect introduction! During the holiday season we often see a shift from granulated white sugar to brown sugar. Since brown sugar has molasses in it, you will get a richer flavor and deeper color in your baked goods. In these cookies, a touch of the maple sugar in combination with granulated and white sugar will give you all of that pure maple flavor without adding liquid to your cookies.

Maple Sugar is made by evaporating all of the liquid out of maple syrup. The flavor is the perfect accompaniment for this season! You can use maple sugar in Pumpkin Pie Spice LatteOvernight Pumpkin Oats, or even sprinkled on Baked Maple Bacon Donuts! You can use it as a topping or in a combination with white sugar like in this recipe for peanut butter maple cookies. Note that won’t completely swap out the sugars for one another. The reason being that the pack of maple flavor is strong and this sugar is more expensive, so a little goes a long way.

maple sugar cookies

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

These big, thick, chewy, full flavored cookies only take about half an hour from prep to bake and can be done in one bowl! There is no chilling of dough, however, you can definitely make these a day or so ahead if you want to. If you do this, just let them rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.

Preheat your oven to 360 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, use a Hand Mixer to cream your butter and peanut butter to incorporate. Then add in your sugars and cream until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add that egg and vanilla extract and beat for another minute. Then sprinkle on the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. At this point you can switch to a Wooden Spoon  or use the lowest setting of your mixer to gently get the peanut butter maple cookie dough to come together.

Scoop out balls of dough using a Medium Cookie Scoop. Then use clean hands to roll balls of cookie dough. Then, either flatten between your hands or use a fork to press the balls down to flatten. Sprinkle with maple sugar.

Lastly, you will bake these peanut butter maple cookies for about 10 minutes. They will spread and puff up a bit. This yields a chewy, soft, thick, and deep colored cookies that are dusted in crunchy sugar and irresistible!

Allow to cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before devouring!

If you make these peanut butter maple cookies make sure to snap a mouth-watering pic and tag me on https://www.instagram.com/ritzymomblog with #ritzymom!

thick, chewy, peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies are chewy, thick, and made with maple sugar and a touch of cinnamon for a fall twist on a classic bakery style PB cookie!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups AP Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

    In a large bowl, use a Hand Mixer to cream your butter and peanut butter to incorporate. Then add in your sugars and cream until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add that egg and vanilla extract and beat for another minute. Then sprinkle on the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. At this point you can switch to a Wooden Spoon  or use the lowest setting of your mixer to gently get the peanut butter maple cookie dough to come together.

    Scoop out balls of dough using a Medium Cookie Scoop. Then use clean hands to roll balls of cookie dough. Then, either flatten between your hands or use a fork to press the balls down to flatten. Sprinkle with maple sugar.

    Lastly, you will bake these peanut butter maple cookies for about 10 minutes. They will spread and puff up a bit, yielding chewy, soft, thick, and deep colored cookies that are dusted in crunchy sugar and irresistible!

    Allow to cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before devouring!

Recipe Notes

Do note that using homemade or natural Peanut Butter will give you a slightly different texture than a super creamy and easily blended PB like Jif. The peanut butter maple cookies shown are made with natural peanut butter that did not have any added sugar or salt. Both types of PB work and are delicious. But just remember that the texture will be a bit softer and puffier with the processed Peanut butter, and also sweeter since there are added sugars.

*Do note that using homemade or natural Peanut Butter will give you a slightly different texture than a super creamy and easily blended PB like Jif. The peanut butter maple cookies shown are made with natural peanut butter that did not have added sugar or salt. Both types of PB work and are delicious. But the texture will be a bit softer and puffier with the processed Peanut butter. The cookies will also be sweeter due to the added sugar in the PB.

Tools For Making These Peanut Butter Maple Cookies




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