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Chewy Maple Cookies

 Chewy Maple Cookies
My husband, Bob, and I have a small sugaring operation with Bob's father. I love to put some of our syrup to use in these golden cookies.—Reba Legrand, Jericho, Vermont
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in
  • the egg, syrup and vanilla until well mixed. Combine flour, baking
  • powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in coconut.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 3
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 186 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.