These maple sugar cookies will melt in your mouth. Not an ounce of crunch to these babies in the sweetest way possible. I’m not usually the biggest fan of sugar cookies because I just find them boring compared to all the other wonderful cookie options out there. However, the hint of maple flavor in the cookie and the maple icing drizzle make me put my best “self control skills” to the test.
They’re soft, chewy and have the most delicate maple flavor. The really nice thing is you can control the sweetness with how much icing you put on the cookies. My guy definitely has a sweet tooth but not for anything overly sweet so I left some without icing. And definitely made some with extra icing. I brought these to work and they were a big hit! Maple is such a comforting flavor and especially so with the leaves turning color & falling and lighting that first fire of the fall season.
How I strayed from the recipe:
I turned my heat up to 350 and baked for 12 mins and they were perfect. 300 is too low. Or, at least that was the case for my oven.
What I would do differently next time:
- I used vegetable shortening for the first time in this recipe and it wasn’t my favorite. Next time I will try using all butter.
- Because of the spreading (see below), I’ll try chilling the dough balls for just about an hour or so.
These guys do a lot of spreading so I recommend baking no more than 8 cookies per cookie sheet at a time.
Is this bad boy making it in to my recipe binder? Yes!
Dude approved? Yepp. Also, office approved!
You can find the recipe by the original creator here: Dear Crissy