Recipes and Cooking Soft Maple Sugar Cookies 5.0 (1) 1 Review These sweet sugar cookies melt in your mouth, and have a hint of maple in them. Serve them up as a perfect fall treat. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 15, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 12 mins Cool Time: 2 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 48 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening 1 ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ⅛ teaspoon salt 3 egg yolks ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 1 recipe Maple Icing Maple Icing ¼ cup whipping cream or milk ¼ cup butter, melted 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup 3 cup powdered sugar Directions 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. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 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. Maple Icing In a medium bowl stir together whipping cream, butter, and maple syrup. Whisk in powdered sugar to make an icing of drizzling consistency. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 134 Calories 6g Fat 20g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 134 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 22mg 7% Sodium 54mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Total Sugars 17g Protein 1g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 26mg 1% Folate, total 12.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.