Maple Sugar Cookies
There's no better way to get in the fall spirit than with this recipe for Maple Sugar Cookies. These rich and sweet cookies are a baker's delight. Not only are the cookies themselves flavored with this classic autumn staple, there's also a lovely maple glaze on the top that is simply divine. These cookies are the perfect thing to eat, curled up by the fireplace, with a cup of hot chocolate. They also make a great pairing with a cup of coffee if you're craving a sweet pick-me-up in the morning.
From the Chef: It's always such a treat to chow down on maple sugar candy, but you don't have to wait for fall anymore. These maple sugar cookies give you all the flavor you're looking for in just one bite. (Plus, they make excellent cookie sandwiches!)
- Addie Gundry
This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Easy Cookie Recipes: 103 Best Recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Creations, Bars, and Holiday Treats Everyone Will Love.
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time18 min
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
For the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a stnad mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and 1 1/4 cups of the granulated sugar on medium-high speed until combined. Add the egg yolks, vanilla, and maple syrup. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Put the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 2-inch balls, then roll themm in the sugar to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the tops of the cookies start to crack.
Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the maple icing: In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, cream, and maple syrup. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.
Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies and serve.