From Cooking Pleasures. Not yet tried.
Make and share this Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies recipe from Food.com.
- Beat shortening, 1 cup butter and sugar in a large bowl at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Whisk all remaining cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat into butter mixture at low speed just until blended. Shape into flat round; refrigerate 30 minute.
- Heat oven to 375°F Divide dough into 4 pieces. On lightly floured surface roll out each piece into 1/8" thick round. With 3" leaf shaped cookie cutter, cut out leaf shapes. Repeat with remaining dough. Reroll scraps (refrigerate dough if it gets soft). Place on baking sheet; bake 7 to 9 min or until light golden brown around edges. Cool on wire rock.
- Meanwhile, beat 1 cup butter, maple syrup and maple extract in medium bowl at medium speed until smooth. At low speed, beat in 3 cups of the powdered sugar adding additional sugar if necessary to achieve spreadable consistency. Spread half of cookies with about 1 tbsp frosting; top with remaining cookies.
Have been in search of a maple sandwich cookie as good as those sold by zingerman's, and I believe this is the winning recipe. These cookies are stellar, well worth the time and calories. They were difficult to give away because I wanted to eat them ALL! Do yourself and your friends a favor and try this incredible recipe. You won't regret it.
This recipe was very well metered out; there was just enough frosting for each cookie. The dough handled beautifully (sometimes cookie dough that needs to be rolled is difficult to handle--sticky or to stiff). This was just right! The only downside to these cookies are the fat content--they tasted delicious, but have so much butter, how could they not? Thanks Burgundy for a great recipe.
This is a great cookie for those that love maple,and everyone in my house does! I didn't have maple flavoring,can't find it in me to use artifical ingredients in my cooking.So I used vanilla instead and it was fine. Thanks for posting this recipe.