Maple Cookies with Maple Icing

Maple cookies with a Maple Icing are one of the most nostalgic treats you can make. These cookies are soft and fluffy and are perfect for the Holidays or anytime of the year. There was a time when these delicious Maple Cookies were a tradition at the Holidays.

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I recall my Mom and I making them every year when I was younger, then life took over and time became fragile and hard to come by.

These Maple Cookies with Maple Icing are so easy to make, delicious to eat and can bring back a flood of memories for many. They do not need to wait until the Holidays to be made, they are the perfect treat for any party, celebration or neighborhood gathering.

Maple has always been a unique flavor for treats, one that is always welcomed by people of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How should these cookies be stored?

The cookies will last nicely for up to 2 days on the counter, however, to store them longer than that, it is best to place them in an airtight container and then into the refrigerator for up to 5 days. These cookies can also be frozen for up to 30 days, but you may experience a slight texture difference.

            Is the icing more of a glaze?

You do not want the icing to be too thick for these cookies. The consistency is up to you, however, you do want the icing to be the type that you can easily pour on the cookies.

            Are there any variations that can be used?

These cookies can be made vegan by using the appropriate choices of ingredients. You could add a dash of cinnamon to the cookie batter for an extended flavor option. You could add chopped maple nuts, almonds or walnuts to the cookie dough to give them an added texture.

            What if I do not have Maple extract?

You can substitute vanilla extract or even almond extract if you do not have Maple. Honestly, you want to find and use the Maple extract for the true Maple flavor experience.

What do you need to make Maple Cookies with Maple Icing

            3 large eggs

            1 cup Butter, softened

            2 cups Sugar, granulated

            1 cup Buttermilk

            1 tsp Maple Extract

            1 tsp Vanilla Extract

            1 tsp Baking Soda

            ½ tsp Salt

            1 tsp Baking Powder

            4 ½ cups All Purpose Flour

Icing:

            ½ cup Butter, unsalted

            ¼ cup Milk

            1 cup Brown Sugar

            2 tbsp Maple Syrup

            1 pinch Salt

            2 cups Confectioners Sugar

How to make Maple Cookies with Maple Icing

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until it is light and fluffy

Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between eggs

a)

b)

Switching to a low speed on the mixer, slowly add the Buttermilk

Combine the Maple Extract, Vanilla Extract, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well into the batter, be sure to incorporate well

a)

b)

Slowly add in half of the flour, mixing well, then add the remaining flour gradually until a consistent dough is formed

SECOND STEP:

Drop a cookie scoop of dough on the tray, leaving about 2 inches between scoops

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, just until slightly golden on edges, DO NOT OVERBAKE

Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before taking off the tray. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely

THIRD STEP:

To make the icing, melt the butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium high heat, stirring constantly

a)

b)

Add in the milk, syrup and salt and blend well

Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes

Gradually add in the Confectioners Sugar, beating well. If icing is too thick, add a drop of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency

a)

b)

FOURTH STEP:

Spread the icing over the cookies quickly, as the icing will thicken rapidly

a)

b)

Place the cookies into an airtight container for storage until serving

Enjoy!

Maple Cookies with Maple Icing

Maple Cookies with Maple Icing

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Sugar, granulated
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Maple Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • Icing:
  • ½ cup Butter, unsalted
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 cups Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until it is light and fluffy

Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between eggs

Switching to a low speed on the mixer, slowly add the Buttermilk

Combine the Maple Extract, Vanilla Extract, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well into the batter, be sure to incorporate well

SECOND STEP:

Slowly add in half of the flour, mixing well, then add the remaining flour gradually until a consistent dough is formed

Drop a cookie scoop of dough on the tray, leaving about 2 inches between scoops

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, just until slightly golden on edges, DO NOT OVERBAKE

Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before taking off the tray. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely

THIRD STEP:

To make the icing, melt the butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium high heat, stirring constantly

Add in the milk, syrup and salt and blend well

Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes

Gradually add in the Confectioners Sugar, beating well. If icing is too thick, add a drop of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency

FOURTH STEP:

Spread the icing over the cookies quickly, as the icing will thicken rapidly

Place the cookies into an airtight container for storage until serving

Enjoy!