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Amish Brown Sugar Cookies w/ Maple Glaze

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

  • Cookie:
  • 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
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  1. For the cookies: Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. 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.)
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls or use a medium cookie scoop. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack after a few minutes.
  5. 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.


  1. Yummo these look delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. I love maple and these look really yummy!! Just the thing to fill up my empty cookie jar! Thanks!!

  3. These look so delicious! I love the maple glaze on top! :-) All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)
    Cathy @

  4. Hi. Today, I tried the Amish brown sugar maple glaze cookies. Took your advise and added a squirt of maple syrup to the cookie mix. I cooked them for about 9 minutes. Absolutely delicious. I over bought brown sugar this past holiday season and needed to use it. These cookies will be a regular in my home. My grandaughter loves them too. Thanks! Chris B.

    1. Thank you for the feedback :) I'm glad you liked them.

  5. Made these today for the second time! Love them! Baked in convection oven for 12 minutes! Nothing more Canadian than maple syrup!! Thanks to the Amish for delicious recipe! Will be making these again for sure!

    1. Glad to hear you have enjoyed these :) Thank you for letting me know.

  6. Made these for a cookie exchange and they were a BIG hit! I did not chill the dough or add milk to the icing. When I make them again, though, I will add maple syrup to the mix, like you suggested. I didn't get any maple flavor at all.

  7. Just made a batch of these and shared them with my parents. They are a really soft cookie and my dad really enjoyed them as he has dentures. I was not able to make the maple glaze due to be out of maple syrup. I did a very light drizzle of of chocolate glaze. Hope to soon make them with the maple glaze!


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