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Maple Sugar Snowflake Cookies

A mapley sugar cookie with a delicious maple frosting
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: Cookies, Sweets

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter Room Temp
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg Room Temp
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Icing:

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Maple Extract

Instructions

For the Cookies:

  • In a large bowl, combine room temperature butter and brown sugar until fluffy (I used a hand mixer for this part) 
  • Add maple syrup, vanilla extract and the egg to the butter mixture, stir to combine
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together
  • At about 1 cup at a time, add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for 45 minutes (minimum 30 minutes)
  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C)
  • Sprinkle work space with flour, do not use too much flour! The dough is on the wet side, but using too much flour will make the cookies taste chalky. If dough is sticking too much, use powdered sugar on your work space/roller to help,
  • Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut dough with your cookie cutter of choice and place on a cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden. We don't want them too be too dark!
  • Let cookies cook on the cookie sheet

For the Icing:

  • In a large bowl combine the powdered sugar, cream, vanilla and maple extracts. Mix until smooth.
  • To frost the cookies, I put the icing in a ziplock bag and cut a little bit off one of the corners.
  • I then traced the edge of the cookie with one single line of frosting.
  • After tracing I squeezed some frosting in the middle and then spread it out to the traced edges with a chopstick (you do not have to use a chopstick, it's just the best tool I had on hand).
  • You can always add more frosting to the center and then spread it out if you need it! It will take about 12+ hours for the frosting to full dry.