Maple Sugar Cookies

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When fall begins to come around, so does the beginning of the school year. Piles upon piles of homework, quizzes and tests… it’s like summer never even happened. Sometimes, I feel like I have to give myself a well-deserved break, away from constantly staring at my computer screen and from writing until my hand goes numb. One way to do that? Bake something delicious! Lately, I’ve found myself craving something sweet, so I decided to bake these deliciously soft maple sugar cookies. Yes, I mean exactly like those sugar cookies from Albertsons that everyone looks forward to eating in TA, with a twist! Because when autumn arrives, so do the fall-themed desserts: desserts with flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, you name it. Yet, no one seems to think of maple, one of the most underappreciated fall flavors. Just one bite of these maple sugar cookies will fill your mouth with an explosion of flavor—the delicious sugary frosting combined with that soft, crumbly cookie is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 8-10 Minutes

Yields: Around 20 cookies

 

Ingredients:

Cookies—

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. maple extract

 

Frosting—

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tbsp. water

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. maple extract

Sprinkles!! (optional)

 

Steps:

Cookie—

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in the egg, vanilla extract and maple extract.
  5. Slowly combine the dry mix until well combined.
  6. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into balls.
  7. Lightly flatten the tops with the bottom of cup into a cookie shape.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are set. Cool for 15 minutes.

Icing—

  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, water, vanilla extract and maple extract.
  2. Spread the icing over the cookie
  3. Quickly add sprinkles on top.

Enjoy!