These old fashioned frosted maple cookie are going to remind you of your childhood…. Seriously, just like the ones grandma used to make!
Autumn is not here just yet, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not looking forward to all of the autumn inspired activities and tastes… you know, everything pumpkin, hayrides, s’mores over the fire, and maple….
Maple… a flavor that often gets overlooked with all of the delicious autumn recipes featuring pumpkin. But, this is a flavor that I well remember growing up—and not just maple syrup on pancakes. My grandma used to make maple cookies, with a maple frosting that were so good…
Frosted Maple Cookies Recipe
Servings: approx. 4 dozen
- ½ cup shortening
- 1½ cups packed brown sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 tablespoon maple flavor
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple flavor
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
In a medium bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar, then gradually add the eggs, maple flavor, sour cream, and maple syrup, and beat until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to creamed mixture and blend thoroughly.
Cover and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Using a cookie scoop, to help keep all the cookies uniform in size, place mounds of cookie dough on baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile make the maple frosting. Beat butter, maple flavor, and confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Frost cookies when completely cooled.
*If you want more of a glaze, add frosting to cookies when they are still warm and the frosting will melt.
This autumn, enjoy some delicious maple cookies!