Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe

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Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe

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Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor of maple in their recipes, and I love this adaptation of an old favorite. —Connie Borden, Marblehead, Massachusetts
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Directions

In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: 4 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Maple flavoring and maple extract can be used interchangeably in this recipe.
  • Originally published as Frosted Maple Cookies in Country Extra September 1998, p49

    Nutritional Facts

    2 each: 294 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
    • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup chopped nuts
    • FROSTING:
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water
    1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
    3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: 4 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).
    Test Kitchen Tip
  • Maple flavoring and maple extract can be used interchangeably in this recipe.
  • Originally published as Frosted Maple Cookies in Country Extra September 1998, p49

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    Bettyd9 User ID: 4953261 278846
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2017

    "#1 on the Christmas cookie list! Everyone's favorite!"

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    angela32 User ID: 3084463 278474
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

    "These cookies are amazing and dangerous! If you love maple, you will love these cookies!

    Christine.....maple flavoring is not the same thing as maple syrup. Maple flavoring, at least at my store, is sold with the vanilla extracts and other liquid flavorings. It's very concentrated."

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    redcow User ID: 47124 278438
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

    "Like this cookie. It does have a strong maple flavor. I made a change in the frosting---I used only 1 tsp. of maple flavoring and used maple syrup for most of the water. At the end of the frosting, I had to add water to make the frosting more spreadable. If you enjoy maple, you should like this cookie."

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    Christine User ID: 9175290 273262
    Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

    "is maple flavoring the same thing as maple syrup? help please!"

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    nightskystar User ID: 1034705 48958
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

    "woonderful, soft, mapley cookie!! only change i did was adding pute maple syrup to both the cookie and the frosting."

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    GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 53014
    Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

    "Nice recipe"

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    Laurnitz User ID: 7012411 30567
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

    "When I received the Christmas cookie issue two years ago my daughters tried this cookie and it was fabulous, everyone who tried them loved them."

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