Sunday, December 9, 2012

Soft maple cookies with maple Buttercream

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We love maple anything, so these soft cookies with maple buttercream are right up our alley. They don't last long around here. Normally I would use maple syrup in these cookies, but I found something recently that made them even better...

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It made these cookies that much more delicious, but they are still yummy with maple syrup if you can't get your hands on some of this liqueur. They are a very soft cookie. I used a whoopie pie tin for mine, so they came out a little thicker, but they were so soft, and so good. 

If you made these for Santa, he'd probably you leave you extra gifts.

I'm just sayin.... 

For the cookies:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp maple syrup

for the buttercream

4 Tbs butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbs maple syrup 

In a medium bowl beat together the butter and sugars. Beat in egg, and maple syrup. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. 

Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes, and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown (mine took 10 minutes.) 

Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

While the cookies are cooling, make the buttercream by creaming butter and sugar together, add maple syrup and combine until smooth. Spread icing over the cookies and top with sprinkles or decorate if you want to.

These are one of my many favorite Christmas cookies... they are good any time of year, but go nicely in your cookie tins with your other cookies this time of year. 

8 comments:

Mary Ann said...

This is my Baking Week. Every time I think I have my list set... I see something like this!!! They look scrumptious! And easy!

Primitive Stars said...

Yum yum me want some, those cookies look so good, will make them for sure but don.'t think they'll make it till Christmas Eve......Love the sweet Chickadee tea light holder.......Blessings Francine.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love anything maple flavored! i am going to be on the lookout for that liqueur!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

they do look delicious!!
We love maple syrup too!! Especially on waffles :-}}

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

since I've been dieting, these cookies wouldn't stand a chance around me

Nana-Bob said...

These look awesome and a pretty easy recipe too. I will look for that liqueor but doubt we an get it in FLA. lol. xoxo

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, these look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Yum! The cookies look awesome.

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