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Chocolate Maple Cookies

 Chocolate Maple Cookies
My aunt made these one year for Christmas, and my husband ate about a dozen. Since he liked them so much, I asked for the recipe and have made them often.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, baking soda
  • and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until

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Chocolate Maple Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Spread
  • over cooled cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 248 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.