Looking for an easy and healthy dessert? Try these two-ingredient peanut butter cookies! Made with only peanut butter and syrup, they are low in sugar and calories but still taste delicious.
Plus, they are super easy to make – you can have a batch ready in minutes.
Plus, they’re vegan-friendly and gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy them! So why wait? Give these cookies a try today!
Peanut butter cookies are a classic treat that kids and adults love. While there are many different recipes for peanut butter cookies, most of them call for at least 3 or 4 ingredients.
However, making a delicious peanut butter cookie with just two ingredients is possible.
The result of our two ingredients cookie recipe will be a tasty, chewy cookie that satisfies your sweet tooth without being too heavy or rich.
Yes, these cookies will be delicious! The key to making a good two ingredient peanut butter cookie is to use high-quality ingredients.
We recommend using natural peanut butter made with just peanuts, salt, and pure maple syrup.
These two ingredients will create a sweet, salty cookie packed with peanut butter flavor.
From start to finish, these cookies take about 30 minutes to make. This includes the time it takes to mix the ingredients, bake the cookies, and let them cool.
What ingredients do I need to start?
To make these two-ingredient peanut butter cookies, you’ll need:
Peanut butter: You’ll need 1 cup of peanut butter for this recipe. Any type of peanut butter will work, but if you want a smoother cookie, use creamy peanut butter. If you prefer a crunchier cookie, go for chunky peanut butter.
Maple syrup: You’ll also need 1/4 cup of maple syrup. You can use either real or artificial maple syrup. If you use artificial syrup, the cookies will have a slightly different flavor but still taste good.
What else do I need?
In addition to the ingredients, you’ll also need:
A baking sheet: You’ll need a baking sheet to bake the cookies on. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking.
A mixing bowl: You’ll need a mixing bowl to mix the ingredients. Any bowl type will work, but a larger bowl is easier to mix.
A spoon or spatula: You’ll need a spoon or spatula to mix the ingredients and scoop the dough onto the baking sheet.
A wire rack: You’ll need a wire rack to cool the cookies on after they’re baked.
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup Peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and maple syrup. Mix until well combined.
- Place dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to flatten each cookie slightly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are slightly golden brown.
- Let cool the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Can I add or replace some ingredients?
If you want to add some extra flavor to these cookies, feel free to mix in some chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit.
You could also replace the maple syrup with honey or agave nectar. If you make any changes, just be aware that it may alter the cookies’ texture and/or bake time.
Can I add eggs to the recipe?
If you’d like, you can add one egg to the recipe.
This will help bind the ingredients together and make a slightly more cake-like cookie. If you add an egg, mix it well before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Can I add sugar to the recipe?
If you find that the cookies are not sweet enough for your taste, you can add 1/4 cup of sugar to the recipe.
This will make the cookies a bit sweeter, but they will still be fairly healthy.
Can I use a different kind of nut butter?
Yes, this recipe can use a different kind of nut butter.
Almond butter or cashew butter would both be delicious substitutes. Sunflower seed butter would also work well if you have a peanut allergy.
The texture of these cookies will be chewy and moist.
The maple syrup helps to bind the ingredients together and prevents the cookies from being too dry.
These cookies are healthier than most traditional cookie recipes, but they should still be enjoyed in moderation.
Peanut butter is a good source of protein and healthy fats, and maple syrup is a natural sweetener containing minerals and antioxidants.
Tips and tricks for a better recipe
First of all, for a more pronounced peanut butter flavor, use natural peanut butter instead of the standard variety.
- If you want a sweeter cookie, increase the maple syrup.
- For a crunchier cookie, add 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts to the dough before baking.
- To make these cookies dairy-free, use dairy-free peanut butter.
- If you want a slightly healthier cookie, use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
- For a fun twist, add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the dough before baking.
- You could add one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough for added flavor.
- If you want an indulgent cookie, add 1/4 cup of melted chocolate to the dough before baking.
- For an extra pretty cookie, sprinkle some chopped peanuts or chocolate chips on top before baking.
- If you’re in a hurry, these cookies can also be made without flattening them beforehand. Instead, simply scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and bake as directed.
- These cookies can also be made in mini muffin tins for bite-sized treats!
- This recipe can easily be doubled if you need to make more cookies.
Finally, these cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- A cup of coffee or tea: The sweetness of the cookies is a perfect complement to a hot beverage.
- A glass of milk: This is a classic cookie pairing! The milk helps to soften the cookies and makes them even more delicious.
- Ice cream: Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top of a warm cookie for an extra special treat!
- Fruit: Try pairing these cookies with fresh berries or a sliced banana. The fruit helps to balance out the sweetness of the cookies.
- Chocolate: Top these cookies with a drizzle of melted chocolate for an extra indulgent treat.
These Peanut Butter Maple Cookies are chewy and moist, with a pronounced peanut butter flavor. They’re perfect for healthily satisfying your sweet tooth!
If you want a sweeter cookie, simply increase the maple syrup used. For a fun twist, you can add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit to the dough.
We hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us.
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