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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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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