glazed maple cookies

November 4th, 2009

It’s recipes like this that I wish you could reach right through your computer screen and have one of these cookies. It also makes me want to give martha stewart and her team a great big hug. I mean buttery maple cookies with maple reduction and salt on top? How could they not be good? If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to get a napkin to wipe that drool, then walk yourself into the kitchen and get the syrup out of the fridge. These cookies are a must-make.

This recipe is really simple, having a mere six ingredients. Simply whisk the flour and salt together, whip the butter and sugar together and lastly add some egg yolks and maple syrup. See? Easy, right? Next you simply spoon them onto baking sheets and use a glass to flatten them into lovely little rounds. Pop them in the oven and prepare yourself for a whole lot of goodness.

Once the cookies are done baking, it’s important to let them cool a bit so you can pour a maple syrup reduction over each one. I was not so patient and the syrup soaked into most of my cookies. Sprinkle a little coarse salt over top and you’re all set.

Just imagine a small, dense and buttery pancake. Add in a little salt and these cookies are elevated to a whole new level. Maybe it’s my sweet tooth, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s just that these are unlike any cookie I’ve had, but I think I’m in love with them. They’re dangerous and delicious all in one bite and I just can’t get enough.

glazed maple cookies
from everyday food, november 2009
makes 40 cookies

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt + 2 Tablespoons for sprinkling on top
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 large egg yolks

Preheat oven to 350° with racks in the upper and lower thirds.

IN a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in 1/2 cup maple syrup and egg yolks.
With the mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.
Using a Tablespoon scoop, drop batter 3-inches apart onto to baking sheets.
Using a flat-bottomed glass dipped in flour, flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness.
Bake 12-15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
In a small saucepan, simmer 1 cup maple syrup until reduced to 3/4 cup. When cookies are cooled, spoon the syrup over the cookies.
Sprinkle each cookie with a little salt.

Comments: 17 Total

  1. lisa

    November 4, 2009 at 11:07 am

    oh man, this is JUST the recipe i need to break in my new kitchenaid stand mixer!! thanks for posting. i love me some martha.

  2. Cassandra Marie

    November 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Simple and yummy looking!

  3. Erica Lea

    November 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Wow those sound good. The sprinkle of salt is such an interesting touch. And the maple reduction…

  4. Anne

    November 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my. You aren’t kidding about the “must make” part. Can’t wait to bring my butter and syrup together in what I’m sure will be the most harmonious of partnerships. Thanks for posting these!

  5. Ashley English

    November 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    oh, i wish you could bring these to my annual cookie exchange, happening dec. 5th this year. too bad brooklyn is so far away. i might just make these in your absence, though!

  6. Gala

    November 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    They sound so simple and tasty….that addition of salt…mmmmmmmm

  7. Josie

    November 6, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I don’t care what your making – it always looks gorgeous!

  8. Shannalee

    November 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Kelly. I made these last night, kind of to comfort myself after a rough few days, and OH MY GOSH. Seriously. I am so glad to have your site, where you always pick the best recipes and where I can always trust you. I mean it. These knocked my socks off. Thank you.

  9. Kelly

    November 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    lisa- congrats on the mixer! woohoo!

    ashley- i wish i could be there too… that sounds like loads of fun!

    shannalee- so happy you enjoyed them! they really are so addictively delicious!

  10. jeanology

    November 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I made these last night for a friend’s birthday, and they were wonderful. My syrup soaked in too but I liked them that way. Thanks for the recipe! I’m definitely going to make them again.

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  13. La Diva Cucina

    December 7, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    HI Kelly, I just found your blog doing a search for this recipe and photos (so i wouldn’t have to rewrite it! haha thanks!) Anyway, I just made this and found them to be sickly sweet! I also found that you really need to reduce the maple syrup by a lot more than 1/4 to get the syrup thick enough for a glaze. After tasting a few with the glaze and without, I realized you can still get enough salt flavor and sweetness without the glaze. So I ditched it and left as is! thanks for your post!

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