Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe

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Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor of maple in their recipes, and I love this adaptation of an old favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 294 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  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. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: 4 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).
Originally published as Frosted Maple Cookies in Country Extra September 1998, p49

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nightskystar User ID: 1034705 48958
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"woonderful, soft, mapley cookie!! only change i did was adding pute maple syrup to both the cookie and the frosting."

GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 53014
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Nice recipe"

Laurnitz User ID: 7012411 30567
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"When I received the Christmas cookie issue two years ago my daughters tried this cookie and it was fabulous, everyone who tried them loved them."

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