Recipes and Cooking Maple Buttercream Cutouts Use paste food coloring to get the deepest color for your buttercream and for the most dramatic ombre effect. By Colleen Weeden Published on November 9, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 75 mins Yield: 30 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting Directions In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat in flour. Cover and chill 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle. Preheat oven to 375°F. On a well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Using 3-inch tree-shape cookie cutters, cut out dough. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll scraps as needed. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are just brown. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Pipe dollops of Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting onto cookies. Pull a small spoon or butter knife through frosting to make teardrop shapes. Makes 30 cookies. Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting In a large bowl beat one 8-oz. pkg. softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, and 2 tsp. vanilla with mixer on medium until fluffy. Gradually beat in 6 cups powdered sugar until combined. If you like, tint frosting with paste or gel food coloring. Tips In an airtight container layer unfrosted cookies between sheets of waxed paper Store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Assemble and frost before serving. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 286 Calories 12g Fat 43g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 286 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 38mg 13% Sodium 181mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 43g 16% Total Sugars 34g Protein 2g Calcium 18mg 1% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 56mg 1% Folate, total 22.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *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.