maple leaf cookies recipe

Maple Leaf Cookies

The small amount of baking soda in these cookies gives them a little lift, but not so much that they lose their shape. Be sure not to over bake these cookies; they are delicious when they're a bit chewy.
2 hours
7 minutes
2 hours 30 minutes
maple leaf cookies recipe
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
Cream together:
Unsalted butter, softened
Light brown sugar

Baking soda

Beat in until smooth:
Maple syrup
Maple flavoring

Beat in until incorporated:
All purpose flour
Whole wheat flour

Shape dough into two disks. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters. Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for 5 to 7 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks. Cookies can be frosted with Maple Frosting, below, or eaten plain.

Maple Frosting
Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter and stir in 6 tablespoons maple syrup. Add 3 cups confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Add additional maple syrup 1 teaspoon at a time to make a frosting of spreading consistency.