Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vermont Maple Cookies

Vermont Maple Cookies-Abby and Matt's favorite cookies!

Vermont Maple Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp maple flavoring
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt

Mix shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Stir together flour, soda and salt and blend in. Chill dough. (best if chilled overnight)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Drop by rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 " apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. ( I like mine a little undercooked) Frost with buttercream frosting made with maple flavoring

Buttercream Frosting (standard cake frosting recipe)

1/2 cup margarine(1 cube)
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups of powdered sugar(I am too lazy to sift it!)
1 1/2 tsp maple flavoring (regular frosting uses vanilla)

several tablespoons of hot water

Cream the margarine and shortening together, add maple flavoring, add in powdered sugar slowly while adding several tablespoon of hot water to thin the frosting.

Spread frosting on cookies and enjoy.

WARNING: these cookies without the frosting are fairly tasteless and ugly LOL, but with the frosting they are SUPER!

TIP: I do use a #60 scoop to put the cookies on my cookie silpat sheet.

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Elena said...

They look so good and very yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Carolyn Bounds said...

How yummy!!!! I feel like licking my computer screen:o) I hope I can make mine look this good! My hubby will love this because he is a maple lovin' freak!!! LOL!!! Thanks for another delicious recipe!!!


Teresa said...

They look scrumptious. The only thing is, I'm a little confused. "Shortening" is that butter, margarine or lard? In the UK it is lard (the white fat block), I often substitute if for butter when baking. Would I double the amount of butter in the topping (margarine, lard)? or would it spoil the flavour if I don't have the two products mixed?

I just love the sound of this and need to try it out. :0)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this sounds sooooo yummy! I am going to try these!

Sue from Oregon said...

Teresa, I think this would be lard in the UK. It is not magarine or butter!

Teresa said...

Fabbie do! I'm going to have a go at making these and see if I can make them a favourite for my hubby too. Thanks for the recipe, I'm drooling at the thought of them.

Anonymous said...

Woooooooo....I just might make the frosting! :) It looks soooo, very professionally done Sue! I'm impressed...I'd like to order a few dozen :)

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