These cookies combine classic chewy sugar cookies with lovely maple flavor. Recipe makes about 57 cookies using a teaspoon scoop.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookies, maple
Author: Beth Cato
1/2cupunsalted butter softened 1 stick
1 1/2cupswhite sugar
1/4cupbrown sugar packed
1/4cuppure maple syrup
1teaspooncream of tartar
1 3/4cupsall-purpose flour
1/4cupunsalted butter half stick
2cupsconfectioners' sugar plus more is needed for thickness
1/4cuphalf & half or milk
Preheat oven at 300-degrees. In a large bowl, beat together butter and shortening. Add both sugars, maple syrup, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat for about 2 minutes, scraping bottle of bowl often. Add egg yolks one at a time, followed by vanilla extract and maple flavor. Mix in flour until just combined.
Use a scoop or spoon to dollop dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, spacing out to account for spread. Bake for 11 to 16 minutes. Let set on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to completely cool.
Once all cookies are baked and cooled, move them back to the parchment-covered pan, close together, before mixing glaze.
In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add the confectioners' sugar to bowl, followed by half & half and maple syrup. Stir. Add more sugar, if needed, to form a thick consistency. Drizzle all over cookies. Let set for 30 minutes to 1 hour before moving to sealed containers.