Maple Shortbread Cookies Recipe -
Maple Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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Maple Shortbread Cookies

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"When moving and trying to use up leftover items in the refrigerator, I came up with this recipe. Tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 24 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat the butter and maple syrup together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir the flour and salt together in a separate bowl; gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls; flatten gently and arrange onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2009

I just baked these and they are delicious! I love maple syrup and it gave the shortbread that extra flavour. I also thought the dough was a bit more like a batter so I just added more flour so it was a bit more manageable to shape into balls. As the other reviews had said it wasn't sweet enough, I added a little sugar to the butter whilst creaming, about a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a tad more maple syrup than the recipe called for. I also sprinkled some demerara sugar over them before they went in the oven. I knew they would be good as the smell from the oven was fantastic. Will definitely make these again! Thanks :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2011

I didn't have real maple syrup but used pancake syrup. Cookies weren't very sweet so I put a brown sugar icing on them. They were better with the icing. I may try making these with karo syrup and using other flavorings like lemon or coconut, all with icicng.

Jun 28, 2010

These cookies are great. I added about 1/2 cup of brown sugar because the previous reviews said they added sugar, I suggest to add sugar it makes it sweet but not too overbearing. I also used fresh maple syrup from an organic market, not the bottled kind, if you can get your hands on some fresh maple syrup it makes the cookies that much better!! I also used just a little less butter, everyone loves them!

Sep 15, 2009

These are easy and fast to make. I sprinkled some turbinado sugar on the tops before baking. They taste very good!

Jul 19, 2010

i love them! rolled them in balls and place a walnut on the top of each only flattened them a little so they stayed puffy :o)

Apr 23, 2011

Really light, sweet and mapley! After reading the reviews, I added the following to the recipe as well as rolling the balls in organic cane sugar before baking: -add'l 1/4c maple syrup -1/4c organic brown sugar Very simple and delicious recipe, thank you!

Apr 27, 2011

So good and so simple! I wanted cookies but my ingredients were limited because we're moving. I happened to have real maple syrup and oat and rice flours. I even had to cream the syrup and butter by hand because I already packed my mixer but the cookies turned out! Because other reviewers said they weren't sweet enough, I put some white sugar on the first batch. The second batch I didn't and both were pleasantly sweet. I will definitely make these again :)

Feb 25, 2010

Tasty, light and definitely shortbread. The only problem was that they didn't taste as maple syrupy as I had hoped, even with an extra 1/4 cup of maple syrup.


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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