The leaves are almost gone but fear not, for I bring you glad tidings of fallish, mapley joy which shall last you throughout the Christmas cookie season. Move over acorns and junipers… it is time for the maple leaf sandwich cookie to shine.
- 2/3 c. butter
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoons maple extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together butter and sugar. Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix until becomes a dough. Roll out cookie dough onto floured countertop to about 1/4 inch thickness. Dip maple leaf cookie cutter into flour to prevent sticking and cut out maple leaf cookies. Place cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 13 minutes.
When purchasing a maple leaf cutter, be sure that the leaf is the same on both sides so the cookies will match up when sandwiched together.
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 ounces of (salted) butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons of water
- 4 teaspoons of maple extract (Watkins is my favorite when not using pure extract)
- Dash of salt
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix into a frosting. If you like, you can add extra powdered sugar for a firmer frosting. Place frosting on back of one maple leaf cookie and then match up and place he back of another maple leaf cookie onto the frosting to make a sandwich. Frosting can be piped onto cookies or simply spread onto them.
I promise you that these cookies are super easy to make and will impress your friends. Let the leaves fall as they may for these are far sweeter.
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