Sunday sweets – Maple cookies

Posted on: April 26th, 2010 by admin 2 Comments

I know you’re all thinking- more cookies?  We’ve posted a lot of recipes for cookies (let’s face it, they are a great fast treat). But these particular cookies are something to behold.  Born out of my whinging for a sweet snack at 11pm while watching 30 Rock, some lovely boy invented this recipe and voila!  The perfect cookies were made.  We have been making them almost nightly ever since and are still not tired of them.

The reason they are perfect is their simple sweetness, just the right amount, a little crispy round the edges, soft and buttery in the middle, a hint of maple and dense enough to be perfect with tea.  Come on- try them, I swear you won’t be disappointed.

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt
  • 1 2/3 c flour

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and line a baking tray.

Beat together the butter and sugar and then add the maple syrup and the egg.  Mix in the flour and salt and then roll the dough into a little log about 2 inches in diameter.

Slice off cookies about 1/4 in (1/2 cm) and lay them onto the baking tray.  You can keep slicing until you use the whole log of dough, or just cut as few cookies to bake and save the dough in the fridge or freezer and make more later.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the edges just start to turn golden.  Eat them as soon as you can pick them up!

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2 Responses

  1. Misa says:

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I’m baking these right now (the first batch is in my stomach) and they’re incredibly tasty. I have to agree, these cookies are nicely balanced and not too sweet! Perfect for a midnight snack. Although, I do have one question for you: how were you able to roll them? The dough’s consistency was a bit too sticky to be handled so I resorted to dropping them on the sheet. Other than that, a simple but great recipe. Thanks!

  2. admin says:

    Hi Misa, Sometimes we refrigerate the dough in a log shape wrapped in plastic first (for about 20 minutes or so) this makes it easier to slice. I’m going to check the recipe again now to make sure the measurements are exact, I’ve made them tons now, but maybe I am doing something subconsciously! Thanks for stopping by- much maple success to you!

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