Maple Sugar Cookies

Maple Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Here’s the deal; I’ve been having a real hard time getting into the holiday spirit. While freshly fallen snow is usually enough to kick me into gear, this year I seem to have mentally stalled somewhere in mid-October. I was on the ball until a few weeks before Halloween (I know this because I actually ordered the kids’ costumes in advance instead of the usual last minute scramble where I end up paying $30 on express shipping for a full sized Easter bunny costume). The weeks following Halloween are a blur of work and parenting. At this point, I’m in complete denial about Christmas coming at me at the speed of Rudolph on amphetamines. I haven’t decorated or bought/wrapped any presents aside from a few odds and ends. And sure, I’ve seen myself go balls to the wall wrapping gifts until 2am on Christmas Eve but I’d like to avoid that if possible. In an attempt to counter this lack of motivation, I decided to bake these Maple Sugar Cookies last weekend. They didn’t exactly give me the push I needed to lug the Christmas tree out of the dark corner of my basement where it resides, but I did throw Baileys in my coffee so it’s a start. Also, I was able to convince my daughter to help with the shoot which, if you have an angst ridden tween of your own, you’ll understand why this is a big deal.

Scroll below for this festive Maple Sugar Cookies recipe and if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe 😉

Maple Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Maple Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere and Cocktails

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. all-spice
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • Pinch of salt

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp. whipping cream

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, and beat until combined. Add maple syrup and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, ginger and salt. Beat until the dough comes together.
  3. On a well-floured surface, divide dough and roll into two evenly shaped discs. Wrap and chill for 2 hours in refrigerator.
  4. While the dough is chilling, make the frosting by beat together butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar and add whipping cream until you reach desired consistency. Set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. On a well-floured surface (I repeat this part in case you cleaned the initial surface during the 2 hours chill time), roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out cookies and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer onto a cooling rack until completely cool.
  7. Decorate cookies with piping bag or simply spread frosting onto them with a knife. Either way, they’ll be delicious. Enjoy!If you like this recipe, follow me on Instagram @cashmereandcocktailsblog and use the hashtag #cashmereandcocktailsblog so I can give your post some love. Also, subscribe to the blog and never miss out on the action!

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