Let’s be honest . . . everyone needs a little treat every now and then!
These peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites – they use whole wheat flour, pure maple syrup, and natural peanut butter to give you a delicious treat made with real foods that don’t make you feel guilty.
My kids love these – and sometimes I will even throw in a handful of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips if I am feeling dangerous. Ha ha!
- 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup natural peanut butter
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the peanut butter, maple syrup, butter, egg and vanilla (handheld electric mixer or stand mixer is recommended). Mix until almost smooth; some small butter chunks may remain in the batter, which is okay.
- Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add the dry flour mixture until well-combined. Do not overmix. Carefully fold in the peanuts.
- Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a large ungreased baking sheet and bake until the cookies are light golden brown, about 13-15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Recipe from 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook