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Maple Sugar Cookies

This recipe is requested by friends and family every time I'm asked to bring cookies for an event. Folks enjoy the subtle maple flavor in this crisp cookie.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 cookies: 187 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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