Spiced Maple Cookies Recipe

These spiced maple cookies are perfect for the holidays! Soft, chewy, and easy to make. You’re going to love these! It’s Fall y’all! What does that mean? Colder weather, sweaters, hot chocolate, pumpkin patches, and… more baking! I love this time of year and love trying new recipes even more! The other day I was buying more vanilla and saw maple extract. I have never baked with maple before, so I wanted to try something new. These spiced maple cookies are so easy to make and delicious! A brown sugar cinnamon cookie with maple flavoring and vanilla. They are soft, chewy, and loaded with flavor. These cookies would make a great holiday treat, leaving everyone wanting more!

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Equipment Needed

  • Baking sheets (2)
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Cookie scoop or ice cream scoop
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter (room temperature)– Salted butter would work for this recipe too. Just make sure it’s softened at room temperature.
  • Light brown sugar– This gives the cookies great texture and flavor! You could use dark brown sugar, but I prefer the flavor of light brown sugar.
  • All-purpose flour– Be sure to measure your flour correctly. I recommend weighing your flour with a kitchen scale. 1 cup of all-purpose flour is 120 grams. If you do not have a kitchen scale, scoop the flour into your measuring cup and then level off with a knife.
  • Baking powder– The lifting agent that will make these cookies nice and fluffy.
  • Cinnamon– The spice in these cookies!
  • Salt– This balances out the flavor.
  • Large egg (room temperature)– The egg structures the cookie.
  • Vanilla extract– Adds more delicious flavor to these cookies!
  • Maple extract– Pure maple extract will give these cookies the best flavor, but imitation maple extract would work too.

How to Make Spiced Maple Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes, medium speed).
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, and maple extract. Mix until just combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the large bowl and beat in until fully incorporated.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop the dough into balls and place them onto the baking sheet. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  6. Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn slightly brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and rest on the parchment paper for about 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Place the second baking sheet into the oven and repeat the process. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Cookie scoop- When you scoop the dough onto the parchment paper, gently pat down on the ball to flatten the dough slightly. This will help the cookies get a round shape.
  • Maple extract- If you don’t have maple extract, you can use 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I recommend using real maple syrup!

How to Store

These spiced maple cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Health Benefits of Spiced Maple Cookies

While Spiced Maple Cookies are undeniably a sweet treat, using quality ingredients like pure maple syrup can offer some health benefits. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener rich in antioxidants and minerals.

Why Spiced Maple Cookies Are a Must-Try

Spiced Maple Cookies are a must-try for anyone seeking a taste of fall. The combination of spices and maple creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. Bake a batch and experience the magic yourself.

Spiced Maple Cookies

Recipe by MamaCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

These spiced maple cookies are perfect for the holidays! Soft, chewy, and easy to make. You’re going to love these!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 large egg (room temperature)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp maple extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes, medium speed).
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and maple extract. Mix until just combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the large bowl and beat in until fully incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop the dough into balls and place them onto the baking sheet. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  • Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn slightly brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and rest on the parchment paper for about 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Place the second baking sheet into the oven and repeat the process. Enjoy!

Notes

  • When you scoop the dough onto the parchment paper, gently pat down on the ball to flatten the dough slightly. This will help the cookies get a round shape.
  • If you don’t have maple extract, you can use 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I recommend using real maple syrup!

Conclusion

In conclusion, Spiced Maple Cookies are a wonderful embodiment of fall’s flavors. The sweet, spicy essence of these cookies is perfect for autumn gatherings or simply indulging in the seasonal joy. Bake a batch, savor the sweet aroma, and embrace the comfort of this delightful treat. Read also: Crumbl copycat moms’ recipe cookies

FAQs

Can I substitute maple syrup with maple flavoring?

While maple flavoring can be used, it won’t provide the same authentic taste as pure maple syrup. It’s best to use real maple syrup for the genuine flavor.

How long can I store the baked cookies?

Store the baked Spiced Maple Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, freeze the cookies and thaw them when ready to enjoy.

Can I use whole wheat flour for a healthier option?

Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for a healthier alternative. The cookies may have a slightly denser texture and nuttier flavor.

Can I make these cookies without eggs?

Yes, you can substitute eggs with alternatives like applesauce, mashed bananas, or yogurt.

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