Day 20 of 25 Days – Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

To be honest, I’m not a “huge” peanut butter cookie fan, although I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peanut butter by itself or with a banana.  Not that it makes any sense to love one and not the other, but I do have to say I LOVE these cookies.  So maybe we all can change – one cookie at a time.

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups GF all-purpose flour
3/4 cup GF oatmeal
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package (10 oz) peanut butter chips

In a large 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. Stir in peanut butter chips.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Watch carefully not to burn.  Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies

**adapted from a Taste of Home – Cookies and More**

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