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Maple Sandwich Cookies

Mom loves maple flavoring, so I created this recipe just for her. But the whole family loves these tasty cookies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Dip the tops in sugar. Place sugar side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  • Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl. beat the filling ingredients until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 223 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • kimspacc
    Jan 8, 2014

    I did not make the sandwiches but added the flavoring directly to the cookies. I stirred in some chopped walnuts, and rolled the cookies in powdered maple sugar. The result was a delicious, maple shortbread cookie.