Monday, November 22, 2010

Vermont Maple Cookies

I found this recipe in the new Gooseberry Patch Christmas magazine. I made them over the weekend,they were such a hit I thought I'd share with my readers.

*Vermont Maple Cookies*

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoons maple extract or flavoring (but not maple syrup, which isn’t potent enough)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, soda, and salt; blend with wet ingredients. Mix in nuts.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2” apart on greased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. When cooled, spread with maple butter glaze.
Maple Butter Glaze

Heat 1/2 cup butter until golden brown. Blend in 2 cups confectioner’s sugar and 2 teaspoons maple extract. Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons hot water until icing spreads smoothly.


1 People said:

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Pammie Lou !

Oh, I love maple anything ! They sound so good !

Thanks for sharing the recipe !