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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


  • 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


  • 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 each: 187 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • SummerKaren
    Dec 30, 2015

    These came out ok. Nice texture and a mild maple flavor. We just decorated with colored sugar and maple sugar. They were a little plain. If I made them again I think I would add frosting that also had some maple flavor to it. They were easy to make but a little soft to roll out. You might need additional flour.

  • mikibunny31
    Jul 17, 2014

    Not too sweet and delicious.

  • smile_e2003
    Jun 11, 2014

    Super delicious and easy to make. They were a hit at the party I took them to.

  • minky23
    Oct 30, 2011

    These cookie were amazing! i had rave reviews and they have since been added to my treasure book of recipes. I whipped up some vanilla buttercream icing and added a little maple syrup and cinnamon to the icing for some added flare. The cookies paired with the icing made a delicious treat!