Soft cookies with maple sugar. Just saying the name of this delicate and delicious little cookie makes my mouth water. They're perfect for the holidays or whenever you feel like a sweet sugar cookie that literally melts in your mouth.
Maple sugar cookie recipe
I picked up this recipe in the fall cooking edition of Better Homes and Gardens. I've mentioned this before, but BHG's holiday baking issues are my choice for fantastic desserts. Some of my other favorite recipes from the magazine are my melted pumpkin cookies and your buttery pumpkin cookies. Mmm!
When my husband took a bite of these pretty soft maple sugar cookies, he said, "Wow, they are perfect in every way." My husband is not a great critic for this Regarding desserts, but I don't usually hear such an enthusiastic review.
I have made many sugar cookies over the years and it is interesting to see how each sugar cookie recipe has its own unique flavor and texture.
I really love this recipe because it is both sweet and crisp. The middle of the cookie is so fluffy and moist and the edges are just crisp enough to make them truly divine.
Even if you are not a big fan of maple flavor, I think you will love this recipe. The flavor of the maple is delicate and does not dominate the sugar cookie. These cookies are fantastic on their own, but the maple frosting really sends them over.
I think these cookies are just beautiful and perfect for the holidays. If you wanted to make them even more festive, you can add red and green glitter at the top after drizzling over the maple frosting. The chopped walnuts sprinkled on top would be cute and delicious too.
These fluffy maple sugar cookies were such a hit with all my family. As my husband said, they are really perfect.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 C. baking soda
1 C. cream tartare
1/8 tsp. salt
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
1/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons. pure maple syrup
2 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening in a blender over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the following 6 ingredients (through the salt). Beat over medium heat for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl if necessary. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in the flour.
Form the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden (the tops will always be slightly soft).
Let cool on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. The centers will dive when the cookies cool down. Drizzle with maple frosting.
Mix 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk with 1/4 cup melted butter and 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Stir in 2 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar for a frosting consistency.