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Chocolate Maple Cookies

My aunt made these one year for Christmas, and my husband ate about a dozen. Since he liked them so much, I asked for the recipe and have made them often.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 248 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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