Maple Cookies Recipe: A Perfect Treat For Post-Work Snacking
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Maple is often associated with the fall and pancakes, whether used as a syrup or flavouring. However, its natural sweetness can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. These crispy, frosted cookies are a perfect way to showcase maple's delicate and delicious flavour. Known as maple cookies, they are chewy and infused with the distinctive taste of real maple syrup. Bakers often use "Grade A" maple syrup, available in golden, amber, dark, or very dark colours, to add rich layers of flavour to their recipes.

A natural sweetener derived from the sap of North American sugar maples is called maple syrup (Acer saccharum). Although all tree sap includes some sugar, the maple tree in question has a particularly high sugar concentration. The syrup's overwhelming sweetness is countered by earthy, mineral qualities for a distinctive, rich flavour that pairs well with brunch staples like granola, waffles, and French toast and enhances desserts like ice cream and cake. A simple on-the-go snack that features maple flavour is a biscuit.

Here's how you can make maple cookies at home:


 ½ cup butter, softened

 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 1 large egg

 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

 ¼ cup maple syrup

 1 teaspoon baking soda

 1 cup brown sugar

Maple Glaze:

 3 tablespoons maple syrup

 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

 1-2 tablespoons milk as needed

 For garnish: roasted, chopped pecans



 Two baking sheets should be lined with parchment paper, and the oven should be preheated to 350° F.

 Add the butter and brown sugar to a sizable mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed until fluffy.

 Next, include the egg, vanilla essence, and maple syrup.

 Once blending is complete, scrape down the edges of the bowl as you go.

 Thereafter, whisk in the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon just long enough to combine the dry ingredients (careful not to over-mix).

 Scoop 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of dough with a biscuit scoop, then roll into balls.

 The dough balls should be spaced at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

 Make each ball thick by pressing it down with the bottom of a glass or cup.

 10 to 12 minutes of baking Don't overbake the cookies, or they won't be as chewy.

 After taking them out of the oven, let them cool completely on the baking sheet.

 Combine the ingredients for the maple glaze once the cookies have cooled down.

Maple Glaze:

 Whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of milk in a medium mixing bowl.

 After dipping the cookies in the glaze, leave them on a wire rack to cool fully.

 Before the glaze settles, sprinkle chopped pecans or crumbled bacon on top.