Rating: 3.58 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 26 Ratings

These sweet sugar cookies melt in your mouth, and have a hint of maple in them. Serve them up as a perfect fall treat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Gallery

Credit: Scott Little

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
bake:
12 mins at 300°per batch
cool:
2 minsper batch
Yield:
about 48 cookies
Advertisement

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

To 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.

Make it Giant:

Prepare dough as directed. Drop 1/4-cup portions of dough 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown (tops will look slightly soft). Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Spread cooled cookies with Apple Frosting and sprinkle with pecans. Makes 16 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Soft Maple Sugar Cookies)

134 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 22mg; sodium 54mg; potassium 26mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 0g; sugar 17g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 5928IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.

Maple Icing

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

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

    Advertisement
Advertisement

Reviews

26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/14/2019
Excellent recipe! Very tasty. I used maple extract instead of vanilla which really bumped up the maple flavor. I will make these again.
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
Even though I over baked, they were OUTSTANDING!
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2015
My whole family thought these are fantastic.  Will make again.  I baked them for 2-3 minutes longer than the recipe calls for until they were lightly brown and they were crisp on the outside and slightly soft inside.
Advertisement