Maple Peanut Butter Cookies spell bliss. It’s so easy to turn peanut butter cookies up a notch to equal one of the best cookies you have ever had.
Maple Peanut Butter Cookies are a beautiful mellow color with plenty of taste. If you divide the dough you could put some walnuts in part of the batch too. It is optional in the recipe. Something for everyone is what I always say.
Even though peanut butter cookies are an old classic I have changed quite a few of the ingredients to make it vegan and all around healthier. The outcome is really tasty and you’ve got to try them.
In fact! Bring on the peanut butter! Here’s another pb cookie recipe that is very popular from the blog. Marbled Peanut Butter Cookies will treat you to a little chocolate too.
This recipe has all whole wheat flour but the cookies are still light and mildly sweet with just the right balance of a peanut buttery taste. I mean you can’t go wrong with maple syrup!
Maple Peanut Butter Cookies
Maple Peanut Butter Cookies spell bliss.
- 1 cup peanut butter creamy but you can use crunchy
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg replacer chia meal/flour, flax meal or mixed according to directions on your box
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped, to mix with one third of the batter, optional
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Put a silpat pad (silicone pad) on a cookie sheet or parchment paper.
- Mix the egg replacer and water together and set aside.
- In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
- Mix the peanut butter and syrup until well blended.
Stir in the egg replacer mixture and vanilla.
- Stir the peanut butter mixture into the flour mixture. Blend well.
- Drop heaping teaspoons full of the dough onto a prepared cookie sheet.
Roll into about 48 balls and then place some on a cookie sheet about 2" apart.
Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a fork to give the traditional peanut butter cookie cross hatch design.
- You will need to dip the fork in water every once in a while to keep it from sticking.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
On your last 1/3 of the dough you could mix in the walnuts before rolling if you want some with nuts.
They keep a couple of weeks in the refrigerator or you could freeze them in a freezer bag or a freezer container for a long period.
Cookies are a simple treat to always have in the house. Especially if you have children or adults with a sweet tooth. You can do everyone a favor by having healthier cookies on hand. Easy to make and satisfying for the whole clan.
Remember when people use to have cookie jars on the counter? It’s actually not a bad idea. Maybe not one in the shape of the Cookie Monster’s head but one that has a nice snug lid so cookies keep fresh and are easy to get at. Now that’s nice.