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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Nutritional Facts

223 calories: 2 each, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Dip the tops in sugar. Place sugar side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  3. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl. beat the filling ingredients until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Maple Sandwich Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p97


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kimspacc
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"I did not make the sandwiches but added the flavoring directly to the cookies. I stirred in some chopped walnuts, and rolled the cookies in powdered maple sugar. The result was a delicious, maple shortbread cookie."

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