Peanut Butter Maple Cookies – These cookies made in one bowl with only a handful of ingredients!  Amazingly chewy, and packed to the max with rich maple peanut butter flavor.

peanut butter maple cookies on a cooling rack

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies:

I’m not really sure if the term “cozy fall cookie” is a thing, but it definitely should be!  These are my go-to when it’s deep in the middle of fall and winter and I want something comforting and sweet.  There is something very homey to me about the mixture of maple and peanut butter together.  It just works!  These are easy, you don’t even need to get your flour out of the pantry. They take one single bowl!  Yes, this is one of those times you can toss everything in at once.  I love that.  If you can’t get enough peanut butter you have to try our classic Peanut Butter Cookies too!

This is a short and sweet post today because these cookies come together so fast!  You only need peanut butter, egg, maple syrup, brown and granulated sugar, some baking soda and cinnamon!  No fancy instructions or directions, just mix everything up!  Then while the cookies cool you can make your simple maple cinnamon glaze on the stove.  The cookies are good with or without the glaze if you want to skip it, but I think it takes them to the next level!

stack of maple cookies with maple glaze

Recipe Notes and Tips:

  • You will need to chill the dough, but 15 minutes is all and they’re ready for the oven.  Make sure you don’t skip chilling, otherwise they may spread too much.
  • The addition of brown sugar is what makes this a nice thick chewy cookie, so definitely don’t skip it!
  • I haven’t tried this recipe with natural style peanut butter.  Be aware that natural peanut butter can be used but it may hold up differently.
  • You can keep this dough in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Or, in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • You can use regular or pure maple syrup for these cookies and they turn out the same either way, same for the glaze!

cookies piled on a cooling rack



5 from 3 votes

Easy Maple Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings 28



  • 1 1/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • 4 Tablespoonos Salted Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl using hand mixer, or bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix together all ingredients on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, until well combined.
  • Chill dough for 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place about two inches apart on prepared baking sheet.  Press down on cookies slightly with the back of a fork.
  • Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until edges are set, and cookies are golden brown.


  • Melt the butter and syrup in a small saucepan on medium heat.Remove the pan from the heat and immediately whisk in the powered sugar cinnamon and salt

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. These look awesome. What holds these together, given that the ingredient list is mostly sugars? Just curious, cuz I don’t want to mess them up!

    1. Hi K! No worries, you won’t mess them up! The egg and the peanut butter both work to bind these cookies together. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

      1. About how many cookies does your recipe make given the size & shape you provided within the recipe?! I’m wanting to do a half recipe?!?! Suggestions! Can’t wait to try these!

  2. These look great! Definitely loving the short ingredient list, too.
    And p.s., I LOVE your blog name. It’s so fun!