***I wasn’t paid or compensated in any way in the making of these cookies – I like they peanut butter, bought it myself and thought I would tell you about it – however, you can make the cookies without any special kind of PB and I will you how*****
Yes, peanut butter and syrup cookies with only three ingredients that will bowl you over with good taste and childhood memories. It’s time for #cookieofthemonth where several of us bloggers get together and using a common ingredient, we put our best cookie recipes out there for you! After mine, check out the links below for even more peanut butter cookie goodness.
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As I watch the Mad Men Marathon culminating with the final episodes ever, I sit alone smiling as I think of coloring books, Saturday morning cartoons and eating peanut butter and syrup sandwiches with just the right ratio between the two. I like maple syrup however Mr. Picky Eater is a clear Karo man. Yes, we still eat them occasionally, don’t you? Mine drips out the side and glops onto the plate but he carefully spreads the peanut butter over a slice of bread and then drizzles syrup on top, eating with a knife and fork, neither of us likes how the other eats it but we both have it once in a while.
Back to Mad Men. It’s also Easter Sunday after lunch and egg hunting and mom visiting…….but it’s also raining and cold. I want something warm and crunchy like a homemade cookie but there’s only MPE’s Chips A’Hoy in there. I want to make a peanut butter and syrup sandwich but it’s not crunchy – I only like smooth – and then a light bulb goes off in my head……….peanut butter and syrup cookies! They must be easy and really taste like the sandwich without the bread.
I went to the pantry to see what I could come up with – there is was, staring me in the face: Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple. What’s in it? Peanuts, cane juice, and maple syrup. Ta-Da! Perfect. Now, what recipe can I get mixed up and ready to bake during the average AMC commercial……….one that lets the syrupy peanut buttery goodness shine through without mucking it up? Why I know – it’s the USDA’s 1-2-3 Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. This recipe debuted in the 1966 Food and Nutrition Services pamphlet of recipes given out with commodities to those who were income eligible individuals in an attempt to help the recipients use up the government commodities they were given each month. What’s great about this recipe is that it was #glutenfree before being gluten free was cool and it is so easy, you literally CAN mix these up, form balls, mark them with forks and put them in the oven during the 9 ½ minute commercials on AMC! Seriously – if you have made this recipe, you will like the maple syrup addition and if you haven’t, then you will wonder where it’s been all your life! Here’s all you will need:
1 Cup Mighty Maple Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter & Co. #tasteamazing
If you do not have this available, use 1 cup regular peanut butter and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 Cup granulated sugar, plus more for a saucer
Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the sugar and egg until well blended.
Add Mighty Maple Peanut Butter and mix very well.
Shape into 1 inch balls and put on cookie sheet.
Using a fork dipped in the sugar in the saucer, make the crisscross pattern in cookie.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 10 – 12 minutes.
Take them out and let them cool a couple of minutes then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.
It makes 2 dozen and you will eat every single one – while coloring – and then you will blame it on your children………or your grandchildren, whichever the case may be.
Now, please enjoy all the wonderful recipes below from my blogger friends that have made some great cookie recipe for you. I’ll be back on Wednesday for blogger CLUE.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from The Cooking Actress
Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peanut Butter and Syrup Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Peanut Butter Compost Cookies from Gotta Get Baked
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups from 365 Days of Baking and More
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwiches from Posed Perfection
I am showing off all these recipes at Weekend Potluck – why don’t you come on over and check it out?