Friday, April 23, 2010
Cookie Recipe #111 - Maple-Glazed Butter Cookies
When I was visiting in Michigan my mother-in-law gave me a couple cookbooks with recipes using maple syrup; this is one of them. Using real maple syrup is the key.
Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup butter,softened, 1 cup maple syrup, 1 egg, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon milk, additional maple syrup, 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the softened butter and mix well. Mix in the maple syrup, then the egg. Beat until smooth.
Drop by tablespoonful onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Remove from oven; transfer to cooling racks and allow to cool completely.
To make the Maple Glaze: In a small bowl, blend confectioners' sugar and milk with enough maple syrup to make a spreading consistency. Spread each cookie with maple glaze and sprinkle with the chopped nuts, if desired.
Note: I added 1/2 teaspoon maple extract to the Maple Glaze for further maple flavor.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
"Maple Sampler" by Jan Siegrist, The New England Press, Inc., Shelburne, VT, 1985.