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Frosted Maple Pyramids Recipe
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Frosted Maple Pyramids Recipe

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The cute shape of these cookies makes them a splendid sight on a Christmas cookie tray. You could use star-shaped cookie cutters in place of the round ones.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red candied cherries, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 151 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. With floured 2-in. round cookie cutters, cut out 18 circles. Repeat with 1-1/2-in. and 1-in. round cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. To assemble cookies, place a 2-in. cookie on waxed paper. Spread with 1 teaspoon frosting. Top with a 1-1/2-in. cookie; frost. Top with a 1-inch cookie; frost. Garnish with candied cherries. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Maple Pyramids in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p83

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 151 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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