Maple cookies
Sap Season for the Bird family was great again this year. Now the buckets are pulled and the syrup is stowed. I LOVE maple syrup and cannot get enough of the steam that fills the sugar shack while the pans are full – mmm. So, I put our maple syrup to use in recipes anytime I can. Most recently I made a batch of maple syrup cookies to share with our friends at the sugar bush. For even more decadence, I rolled the dough in pure maple sugar and iced the cookies with pure maple butter. Of course, I downed a few tablespoons of the good stuff while baking.
To make the cookies…
Cream together:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Add and mix:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (maple extract if you have it)
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredient:
  • 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Add the wet to the dry and mix until combined. Form into balls and roll in maple sugar (optional). Place on cookie sheet and lightly flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 for for about 10 mins. Once cooled, ice with maple butter – or you can make a glaze with maple syrup and icing sugar. Happy Spring!

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