Maple Leaf Biscuits Recipe
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Maple Leaf Biscuits Recipe

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These corn bread biscuits not only have a pretty maple leaf shape, but a mild maple flavor and glossy sheen from a syrup and butter mixture brushed on top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; lightly knead 10-12 times. Roll or pat to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. maple leaf cookie cutter or a biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Combine butter and syrup; lightly brush over tops of biscuits.
  3. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining syrup mixture. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Maple Leaf Biscuits in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p39

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"These are fun and taste great. I'm taking them to an autumn church breakfast tomorrow."

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