Maple Butter Cookies

"This is an old Gourmet recipe. The actual recipe used a maple leaf cookie cutter, but as you can see from the photo, I only had hearts. Very nice, mellow, maple-ish flavour. While these taste nice unglazed, the additional punch of maple takes it over the top."
Maple Butter Cookies created by skat5762
Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in maple syrup and egg yolk.
  • Combine salt and flour; fold into butter mixture.
  • Chill dough, wrapped well in plastic wrap, until firm; about 2 hours or overnight.
  • Dough may be made 4 days ahead and kept chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Divide dough in half; place remainder back in refrigerator.
  • Lightly flour work surface, and quickly roll out to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut out cookies with floured cutters; reroll any cut any scraps.
  • Repeat process with second batch of dough.
  • (If using maple leaf cutters, mark cookies decoratively with back of knife.).
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  • While cookies are cooling, combine ingredients for glaze.
  • When cookies have completely cooled, dip into glaze, and allow to dry on wire racks.
  • Cookies keep in airtight containers 1 week.

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  1. junkmmwnomad
    These were tasty and enjoyed by everyone at the dinner party, but nothing so amazing that I would repeat again. Since it is maple syruping season, I had wanted a cookie cutter recipe using our maple syrup and this met the criteria. I thought they were a little boring, not quite as mapley as I wanted (admittedly I like very strong flavors/spices). To be fair, I did not make the frosting, just used a maple glaze over as they were drying. Maybe the frosting is what is needed to bring it together, but since it was a sugar frosting I didn't bother.
  2. Busters friend
    Exquisite - used amber maple syrup purchased from a young guy in Upstate NY who makes it himself. This crisp buttery delicious cookies will be hard to share (but I will). We skipped the icing - they are perfect as is. Thanks for a real keeper, s'kat!
  3. SquadLeader
    Amazing maple flavor. Made the cookie recipe exactly, but I added maple flavor to the glaze. It seemed the maple flavor intensified over a few days. Delicious!!!
  4. Cinnamonised
    This was really delicious, thank you! They were a big hit with everyone who tried them, I used a little heart-shaped box I got for valentines a couple of years ago and made little heart shaped cookies. I skipped the glaze, but otherwise followed everything exactly. Thank you!
  5. kaec7628
    Didn't use the glaze just sprinkled sugar over the tops before baking. These are wonderful and will become a holiday favorite. Thanks!


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