Maple Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Maple Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe is requested by friends and family every time I'm asked to bring cookies for an event. Folks enjoy the subtle maple flavor in this crisp cookie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 187 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; 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 to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Maple Sugar Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p50

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SummerKaren User ID: 8680732 240675
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"These came out ok. Nice texture and a mild maple flavor. We just decorated with colored sugar and maple sugar. They were a little plain. If I made them again I think I would add frosting that also had some maple flavor to it. They were easy to make but a little soft to roll out. You might need additional flour."

mikibunny31 User ID: 7066772 80289
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Not too sweet and delicious."

smile_e2003 User ID: 7111430 31183
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Super delicious and easy to make. They were a hit at the party I took them to."

minky23 User ID: 5314760 78755
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"These cookie were amazing! i had rave reviews and they have since been added to my treasure book of recipes. I whipped up some vanilla buttercream icing and added a little maple syrup and cinnamon to the icing for some added flare. The cookies paired with the icing made a delicious treat!"

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