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Vermont Maple Cookies

I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years ago. I get many requests to bring them for bake sales, parties and ski trips. —Delores Day, Wolcott, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • MAPLE GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and maple flavoring. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in baking chips and pecans.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For glaze, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar, syrup and maple flavoring until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cookies; let dry completely. Store between pieces of waxed paper in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 139 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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