Here I go again with another cookie recipe! I must say I do have a fascination with cookies you will not find in your grocery store. My lovely parents always bring us wonderful maple syrup from Canada. Which makes it very difficult for us to use anything other than the real stuff, especially the girls, they often will comment on “fake” syrup and how they don’t like it.
I was inspired to come up with my own recipe for Maple Cookies after seeing a recipe in a book called: “The big book of Backyard Cooking by Betty Rossbottom”. The only problem with her recipe: 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup….for an entire cookie recipe? That’s just not enough maple syrup to even know it’s in there. Then I started searching the internet, lots of maple sugar cookies (not my cup of tea) a few pumpkin maple cookies (it’s close to Thanksgiving, I’ll get my share of pumpkin pies!) a few odds and ends with bacon or other special ingredients. I also saw a recipe on Allrecipes.com which sounds pretty good but no nuts or chocolate…I’ll start there and let it flow like a maple tree (? I need to stop the verbal/writing improv!)
Here is the link for the Allrecipes.com cookies….if you are not into nuts or chocolate (that’s crazy talk): Maple Cookies
Oh and just to make sure we need to bump up our workouts before the holiday season…I am going to add a maple glaze….that’s right folks it’s a decadent one!
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoon maple syrup
4-5 teaspoon water (you will have to see how runny you want your glaze)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line your baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine your flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In your mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, syrup and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Carefully add your dry ingredients at once and mix until just blended. Using a spatula or wooden spoon fold in your chocolate chips and nuts. Using a medium size scoop, place on cookie sheets and pressing with your fingers or back of spoon flatten slightly.
Bake in your preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Let your cookies cool completely before adding your glaze.
Glaze: In a large bowl mix your ingredients until you have a smooth consistency with no lumps. Using a spoon drizzle your glaze over your cooled cookies.
These cookies are seriously delicious! Moist and full of amazing flavor, one could get completely addicted to these lovelies 🙂
Printer friendly: Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peace and No Crazy Talk,