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Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

Yield: about 48 cookies
Prep 30 mins Bake 300°F 12 mins  per batch Cool 2 mins  per batch
Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 1 1/2  cups  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  pure maple syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  egg yolks
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  recipe  Maple Icing
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a large bowl combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool. Centers will dip as cookies cool. Drizzle with Maple Icing.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • Layer un-iced cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Maple Icing
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  whipping cream or milk
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  • 3  tablespoons  pure maple syrup
  • 3 - 4  cups  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In a medium bowl stir together whipping cream, butter, and maple syrup. Whisk in powdered sugar to make an icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Soft Maple Sugar Cookies)
  • cal. (kcal) 134,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 22,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 20,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 17,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 5928,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 54,
  • Potassium (mg) 26,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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