Maple brown sugar cookies

These cookies would be great with your morning coffee! The maple brown sugar taste is very similar to something you might taste on top of oatmeal. You know, the good stuff?!!

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I got this recipe in an online cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod, but I have to say I had a few differences from her picture. Hers were quite flat and more crisp looking. You can see from these photos that mine were plump, soft and chewy.

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The frosting looks totally different because it is. I had some leftover frosting from a cake project and I added maple flavoring and some other flavors. This was amazing, but I bet the glaze recipe below would be just as wonderful.

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Maple Brown Sugar Cookies adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod. My recipe made almost 2 1/2 dozen

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup butter, at room temperature
1 ¼ cups brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon maple flavoring

Maple Glaze

½ cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. I time myself. 3 minutes can seem like a long time! Add the egg, vanilla extract, and maple flavoring. Mix until combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop tablespoon size balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. While the cookies are cooling, make the maple glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and maple syrup. Drizzle glaze over cookies and let sit until glaze hardens. Store in an air tight container on the counter.

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Make sure you don’t forget to refrigerate these after you mix them together. This is a great tip for any cookie as the butters or fats warm as you combine the cookie dough. These cookies were a cinch to make as I already had all the ingredients on hand.

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The dough was a bit crumbly and I had to ‘force’ them into balls but once I gave them a little pressure they stuck together just fine.

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Before and after, they only spread a bit and were just a great cookie if you like your cookies soft.

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The glaze was amazing. Almost like a maple glaze you would find on a donut!

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Give these a try! If you use the maple glaze recipe, just drizzle it on the cookies. The best way I can describe them is a mix between maple syrup, brown sugar and a fluffy sugar cookie. Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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4 Responses to Maple brown sugar cookies

  1. Yum! I made similar cookies to this with chocolate cookies and caramel filling, but this looks even better! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Wendy says:

    These sound delicious. I will just have to invest in some maple flavoring (I seem to have every flavor BUT maple) and give these a try. Maybe I will try with just vanilla in the cookie but maple in the glaze in the meantme. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Feisty Eats says:

      Yes, give it a try. The maple flavor is really strong and great though. It is also excellent on glaze for cinnamon rolls. It also has a great deep, dark color. Wait for it to go on sale! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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