Today I’m switching it up. I have Melissa from Bless This Mess to share a cookie recipe with you. Meanwhile you can see what I made over at Let’s Dish Recipes to see my delicious Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies. This is part of the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. Be sure to check out the rest of the bloggers participating at the end of the recip.
Hello All! I’m Melissa from over at Bless this Mess. I’m so excited to be here sharing an amazing, yet simple, maple sugar cookie recipe with you. This time of year is all about the cookies in my world and I’m always looking for new and fun recipes to share with others. This one is a keeper that you are going to love. But first, who am I?! I’m Melissa. I’m a photographer, recipe developer, hobby farmer, food blogger, momma and general lover of all things delicious. My blog, Bless this Mess, is an honest picture of a happy small town life. You’ll find posts about raising backyard chickens, remodeling our house while living in the mess and lots and lots of family friendly recipes, dessert included. I adore dirt, rainbow carrots, living intentionally, cast iron cookware, knowing where my food comes from, cake stands, watching my kids gather eggs, anything green, painting walls, learning new things, and getting to know new faces. Come say hello!
Now on to those cookies! These maple sugar cookies are easy and quick to whip up and you don’t even have to go to the store to pick up maple flavoring. These, my friends, use real maple syrup which give the cookies a light and pleasant maple flavor without being strong or over whelming. The key here is to use pure maple syrup though… that corn syrup stuff just is not the same! So splurge a little and buy the good stuff and then treat yourself to the best french toast ever the next morning. Real maple syrup is the way to go. These sugar cookies are great candidates for a goodie plate because you don’t have to frost them, they are sturdy, and they are pretty all on their own. I also think it’s totally acceptable to make batch today, share none of them, and enjoy them with a warm cup of herbal tea. Perfect evening treat without too much guilt if you ask me!
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine. The dough should be a little bit stiffer than a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. You may need to add and up to an additional 1/4 cup of flour to achieve this. The dough should not be tacky to the touch.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and divide into 4 pieces.
- Roll one piece out on a lightly floured surface until the dough is 1/4 of an inch thick.
- Cut the dough with cookie cutters and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown and the centers a set.
- Let the cookies cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Enjoy with a cold glass of milk and store any extras in an air-tight container.
- Notes: Use the real-deal maple syrup here and not that fake stuff 🙂
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