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Chewy Maple Cookies Recipe

Chewy Maple Cookies Recipe

My husband, Bob, and I have a small sugaring operation with Bob's father. I love to put some of our syrup to use in these golden cookies.—Reba Legrand, Jericho, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, syrup and vanilla until well mixed. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in coconut.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 186 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Annette101660 User ID: 6463954 273084
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2017

"This cookie caught my attention as soon as I seen the recipe. I think it is very good. I did add a little more flour to the recipe along with some chopped walnuts. You can't go wrong with this one. Chewy on the inside and crispy around the edges. Loved it. :)"

Maggie User ID: 8983521 273057
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2017

"I admit it, I am quite picky when it comes to cookies and this one lost out with me. I thought with two of my favorite descriptives in front of cookie, chewy and maple, this had to be a winner. Not so much."

lanlis User ID: 50822 247518
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Delicious! I did change some things though. I cut down the amount of brown sugar to 1/2 cup (next time will try 1/3), used coconut oil in place of the shortening, added oatmeal in place of the flaked coconut and added a couple handfuls for raisins. Great base recipe!! We have an abundance of maple syrup and am always looking for good recipes to use it in!"

slye10001000 User ID: 5787172 237366
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"Oh, my goodness! These are awesome!!!!!!"

jenna.piper User ID: 1104864 225707
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"Absolutely fabulous without any changes"

tarsmommy User ID: 1292930 26082
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"I tweaked it a little - I used butter and added another 1/4 cup flour. It still looked too wet so I added a good handful of oats and a handful of chopped walnuts. These spread out quite a bit - it was a flat, but chewy, delicious cookie. I may play around with it a little more next time (maybe 2 cups flour?) and put some pecans in (I love cookies with nuts). Overall, a keeper recipe and good flavor! Oh, and use real maple syrup!"

gogrannygo2 User ID: 6640556 46477
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"A fall favorite. The cookie is delicious with coconut and I wouldn't dream of changing the recipe."

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 46475
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Delicious cookies. However, I'm very much against using shortening so I used non-hydrogenated margarine or butter and increased the flour to 1 3/4 c.

Worked well. I've made these cookies a few times. We produce our own maple syrup so I like recipes that use it!"

rdouma User ID: 1370871 54071
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I made these cookies for Thanksgiving and had high hopes based on the previous review (I also used Oatmeal instead of the coconut) The dough is VERY sticky and the cookies are very soft and moist but I di not care for the texture, they were kinda gummy. They were not a hit and I will not be making these again. :("

Marian C Brown User ID: 4959667 21368
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I wanted to make these cookies for my son, but we didn't have any coconut so I substituted a cup of quick cooking oats. What a delightful outcome! If you can stand to wait until the next day after baking, you will be rewarded with a heightened maple flavour in these cookies. My cookies didn't come out as flat as the ones in the photo and this recipe made only 2 dozen cookies. That could be due to the scoop I used which was 4 teaspoons in volume. I just love these cookies. The best part for me is that they are not super sweet. Definitely a make-againer!"

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