Maple Sugar Cookies

These soft and pillowy maple sugar cookies bring on the flavor of fall with the sweet taste of real maple and warm cinnamon. If you are a maple fan, you’ll love this recipe! Real maple syrup and maple extract give this recipe plenty of rich flavor. The nutty-sweet taste, extra soft texture, and tantalizing aroma of these maple sugar cookies will make them a fall favorite for sure.

maple sugar cookies

When it comes to cookies, usually in my house it’s go chocolate or go home, but these maple sugar cookies are a game changer! Rolled in cinnamon sugar, it’s a like a snickerdoodle’s better tasting cousin. Trust me, these cookies won’t last long. Luckily, this recipe comes together quickly, which makes them perfect to whip up and enjoy on a cool, fall day.

maple sugar cookies

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  1. Full of rich brown sugar and maple flavor, balanced with warm cinnamon
  2. Extra soft and perfectly chewy
  3. Makes your house smell AMAZING
  4. Stay fresh and moist for days, due to the maple syrup. (If they last that long!)
  5. Perfect for celebrating the fall season.
    Move over pumpkin spice, there’s a new fall treat in town!
maple sugar cookies

Health Benefits of Maple

Okay okay, I’m not going to go as far as to say these cookies are healthy. However, maple syrup is a natural sweetener that far outshines processed granulated sugar.

  1. Maple syrup contains up to 24 different antioxidants
  2. Has a lower glycemic index than refined sugar
  3. Supplies important minerals like zinc and manganese
  4. Contains natural prebiotics
  5. Has anti-inflammatory properties

While maple syrup is still a sweetener that should be used in moderation, it makes an excellent choice when you do want to enjoy a sweet treat, like these maple sugar cookies!

Tools You’ll Need

  • Baking sheet – I recommend using a light-colored baking sheet for more even baking and to keep cookies soft.
  • Hand mixer (opt.) – A hand mixer is nice not only to speed things up but to create a better texture. A mixer whips air into the cookie dough giving it a lighter texture.
  • Cookie scoop (opt.) – For uniform, perfectly shaped cookies, a cookie scoop is must.
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Maple syrup – Use only real maple syrup, no exceptions. The better quality of the syrup, the more depth of flavor the cookies will have. Look for a Grade A or B dark variety. I buy Anderson’s Maple Syrup, produced in Wisconsin.
  • Vanilla
  • Pure maple extract – Avoid imitation extract, which may be filled with artificial flavors, colors, or corn syrup.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour – May also use whole wheat pastry flour.
  • Granulated sugar and cinnamon for coating

Directions

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease two cookie sheets.

Step 2:
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and cream for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Step 3:
Then add vanilla, maple extract, and maple syrup. Mix until well blended.

Step 4:
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.

Step 5:
Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet mixture until well blended.
For best results, chill dough in fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 6:
Shape into 1″ balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.

maple cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar

Place on cookie sheets about 2″ inches apart and flatten slightly.

maple cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar

Step 7:
Bake 9-10 minutes in preheated oven.
Remove and let cool completely on wire cooling rack.

maple cookies

Maple Sugar Cookies

These soft and pillowy maple sugar cookies bring on the flavor of fall with the sweet taste of real maple and warm cinnamon.
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Ingredients

  • ½ C butter softened
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ C real maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease two cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and cream for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add vanilla, maple extract, and maple syrup. Mix until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet mixture until well blended.
    For best results, chill dough in fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Shape into 1″ balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.
    Place on cookie sheets about 2″ inches apart and flatten slightly.
  • Bake 9-10 minutes in preheated oven.
    Remove and let cool completely on wire cooling rack.
Servings: 20 cookies

We hope you enjoy celebrating fall with this recipe for maple sugar cookies. If you tried this recipe, please leave us a comment and rate this recipe! We love hearing your feedback.

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