If you are craving a maple sweet, these cookies hit the spot. Maple isn't in the cookie dough which I was debating adding, but in the end I went with the original recipe for the sake of trying it as it was intended. They turned out very well. Next time around I would add a little maple extract to the dough to see if I like that better. Many thanks to Amish 365 for the recipe. Enjoy!
Amish Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze
Makes about 24 cookies
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- For the cookies: Heat oven to 350ºF.
- Beat together shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Be sure to add the flour about 1/2 cup at a time and mix in between additions. (At this point I chilled the dough for about 40 minutes, which was not called for in the original recipe. It is up to you if you want to do this step.)
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls or use a medium cookie scoop. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack after a few minutes.
- For the glaze: In a small bowl mix the sugar and extract and then mix in syrup until desired consistency. (I added a sprinkle of milk to thin out the glaze at this point as it was very thick.) Spread onto cooled cookies.
Recipe from Amish 365.