Sunday, February 07, 2016

Perfect, Chewy Maple Cookies with Maple Glaze

My husband has been working in Canada for the last couple of weeks and has been bringing me home all sorts of maple treats. I've been in such a maple mood that I decided to try my hand at some maple cookies.

If you like crispy cookies, these are not for you! These are chewy, moist cookies that make your mouth sing!  They have just the perfect hint of maple from real maple syrup. I'm not talking about pancake syrup, that has the same amount of real maple sugar in it that an oak tree has. I'm talking about the real kind that comes from boiling the spring maple sap down into it's golden deliciousness. 

If you like more maple flavor you can add in some maple extract! You can decide how much maple you'd like!

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp maple extract (optional) This is for more maple flavor- if you prefer.
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 TBS melted butter
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, maple syrup and (optional- maple extract) until fluffy.
  5. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and with mixer off, add to the creamed ingredients. Turn mixer on low and mix until just combined.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the greased or lined cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in the 375° oven for 10-12 minutes until cookies are lightly golden browned. the tops will be cracked.
  8. Remove from pans to cool.

  1. Mix 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 3 TBS melted butter and 1/3 cup real maple syrup together until well blended. If the glaze is too thick you can add a couple of drops more of maple syrup or water to thin out.

  1. When cookies are completely cooled, drizzle glaze over the tops. I use the whisk or fork that I mix the glaze with. I dip into the glaze and then go back and forth over the cookies.

These freeze really well if you don't eat them all first!

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