Maple Sugar Cookies

These are a subtle-tasting maple cookie and not too sweet. For more maple flavor, you can increase the maple flavoring to 2 teaspoons.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup grade-B maple syrup
  • 1¼ tsp. maple flavoring, divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. maple flavoring
  • 4 tsp. warm water
  • 2 drops food coloring

Directions

  • Cream butter and shortening until blended. Add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Blend in eggs, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Gather into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. Keep dough you are not working with in refrigerator. Cut into shapes; transfer to baking sheets.
  • Bake 10–12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool.
  • Beat confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring. Add water a few drops at a time, until mixture is right consistency. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle cookies with glaze.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup grade-B maple syrup
  • 1¼ tsp. maple flavoring, divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. maple flavoring
  • 4 tsp. warm water
  • 2 drops food coloring

Directions

  • Cream butter and shortening until blended. Add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Blend in eggs, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Gather into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. Keep dough you are not working with in refrigerator. Cut into shapes; transfer to baking sheets.
  • Bake 10–12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool.
  • Beat confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring. Add water a few drops at a time, until mixture is right consistency. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle cookies with glaze.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium55mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Protein1g