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Nutty Maple Cookies Recipe

My husband loves the flavor of maple so these cookies are definitely a keeper. They are always on my cookie plate at Christmas time.—Lillian Anderson, Webster, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • Additional chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water and flavoring. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls; flatten to 1/2 in. thickness with a fork. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cream and flavoring until smooth. Frost cookies. Sprinkle with additional walnuts if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without additional nuts) equals 112 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.