Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies

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Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies created by Chef Denitomi
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  • 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.
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  1. Tori R.
    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the batter will not stiffen enough to roll. And putting it in the oven just turns it into a boiling puddle. I had my friend even help me make sure all my measurements were right but the batter still just won't stiffen. Just wasted a bunch of ingredients for nothing. I'm very upset.
  2. cthebert_7781717
    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.
  3. Chef Denitomi
    Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies Created by Chef Denitomi
  4. Chef Denitomi
    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.
  5. K-9 Mom
    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.

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