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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even better than in Quebec. These delicious cookies can be decorated with sprinkles but they're just fine as is.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Updated: Nov. 27, 2023

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 20 min
Yield 1-1/2 dozen.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and cornstarch until blended. Beat in flavoring. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Shape dough into a disk; cover. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-3/4-in. leaf-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake until edges are light brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Spread over cookies. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 188 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.