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Chocolate Maple Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Maple Cookies Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 248 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Chocolate Maple Cookies

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Z'sMom 226728
Reviewed May. 22, 2015

"These cookies are very soft, but they didn't puff up like in the picture. They were very flat and they had a very weak maple taste. They did taste good, just kinda plain and not what I was expecting since they were called Chocolate Maple Cookie. If I decide to make them again, maybe I'll double up on the maple flavoring and make a few other adjustments to see what happens."

passionategourmet 51031
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"I didn't find these very "mapley" tasting at all. I even added more before baking and still were very bland."

kathyguerra 28669
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"My daughter says, "These cookies are awesome!" and our whole family agrees. We made them for a Christmas party and there were gone in an instant."

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