Friday, September 30, 2011

Maple Cookies with Maple Butter Glaze

Maple-Cookies
This is another recipe adapted from and old cookbook—Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.  Both my husband’s grandmother and his great aunt had copies of this cookbook.  My mother-in-law ended up with both of them so she gave me a copy.  I have made quite a few recipes out of this book, and all have been very good.  I had planned on making these Maple Cookies a few years ago, but never did.  As I was looking through the book, I noticed the post-it-note where I had marked the page and decided it was time to finally give this recipe a try.  The recipe is called Vermont Maple Cookies, and it is actually a variation of the Jubilee Jumbles recipe.  There are many variations of the Jubilee Jumbles recipe throughout the cookbook.  It is interesting to note that the Jubilee Jumbles recipe was named in observance of the 75th anniversary of Gold Medal Flour in 1955.  Noted in the cookbook above the Jubilee Jumbles recipe:
Just as our government issues commemorative stamps to honor important anniversaries, so General Mills named this cooky recipe in observance of the 75th anniversary of Gold Medal Flour in 1955.  Washburn’s Superlative Flour was renamed in 1880 when it won the International Millers’ Exhibition coveted medal of gold award.
The original recipe did not use real maple syrup, just maple flavoring.  In a previous recipe for Maple Cupcakes I talked about how my grandfather used to make maple syrup.  I really wanted my cookies to have more than just maple flavoring, I wanted them to have real maple syrup!  So, adapted the recipe just a bit to add the maple syrup.  I reduced the brown sugar, maple flavoring, and sour cream, and I increased the flour.  I also reduced the salt just because I don’t like a lot of salt in cookies.

These cookies smell so good as they are baking.  I absolutely love maple flavor.  In fact, my favorite coffee is maple flavored.  And I have to say the maple flavor was just right in these cookies.  I was prepared to experiment with the proportions further if needed, but luckily I didn’t have to—they turned out beautifully on the first try. 

On a side note, I am curious about the use of cooky instead of cookie.  In my old cookbooks, “cooky” is singular and “cookies” is plural.  I wonder if this was just a Betty Crocker thing, or if the spelling of the word changed at some point?  Leave a comment if you know! 


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Maple Cookies with maple Butter Glaze
A classic maple flavored cookie that is frosted with a maple butter glaze.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    For Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions
1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs.2. Add in the maple syrup and sour cream and blend well.3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, and salt; then gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until well combined.4. Gently sir in the walnuts.5. Heat oven to 375°F and drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 2" between cookies.6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned.7. Remove to cooling rack and allow cookies to cool completely.8. To make glaze, heat butter until it begins to change color; then remove from heat and allow to cool completely.9. Stir in confectioners' sugar and maple flavoring then gradually add milk until glaze is the desired consistency.10. Spread glaze over cooled cookies.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 48 cookies
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Cooky Cookbook, General Mills and Golden Press, 1963. 

39 comments:

  1. These cookies look delicious, Jill!! I love maple flavors! That is very strange about the "cooky" thing! I've never noticed that!! I tried to look it up. It looks like it was not just a Betty Crocker thing: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101218230952AAYjSDy

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  2. These look like tasty little treats!

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  3. I agree if you want to use maple then use the real thing, I did that on my last post and the taste is awesome just like your cookies!
    Take care...

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  4. These cookies sound amazing! And I love the fact that you used maple syrup instead of just flavoring!

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  5. Oh I love maple and I crave it this time of year. These are so inspiring Jill, I want to have a couple right now!

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  6. Great cookie recipe! I bought maple extract for some fudge once and now I have a whole bottle leftover to use. This looks like a great way to use some.

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  7. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  8. I don't know about the spelling, but I know these cookies look good!

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  9. These sound so good. I love maple I bet they taste amazing.

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  10. As a Vermont native, THANK YOU for using the real thing! 'Vermont' Maple Cookies made with artificial maple flavoring just seems so wrong. :-)

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  11. Hmmm, I think these would be delicious with a good cup of strong coffee! Thanks so much for sharing.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. Wow what a nice list of ingredients. I'll bet these taste sensational. I'll definitely have to print this off and make them on a rainy day or for a cookie exchange during the holidays.

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  13. This is a great cookie! I LOVE vintage recipes and cookbooks! I'm sorry I'm late in commenting - but I've buzzed...it's terrific! (and I would have adapted for maple syrup, too!)

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  14. These cookies look terrific! They remind me of a recipe my mother used to make very similar.

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  15. Amazing! I have a jar of maple syrup in my pantry that I bought for fall baking, and I've been searching for a good cookie recipe to use it in. :)

    Thanks for posting!

    -Miriam

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  16. One of us is crazy about maple glazed doughnuts and these cookies will be a delicious surprise for him! Bookmarked!

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  17. One of us is crazy about maple glazed doughnuts and these cookies will be a delicious surprise for him! Bookmarked!

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  18. Looks like another winner from your oven!

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  20. Perfect fall cookies! I love the double maple flavor you've used!

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  21. According to the Free Online Dictionary (which, admittedly, isn't the most reliable of sources), cooky is a variant of cookie. I've never seen it spelled that way, but if its in the dictionary (even one of the free/online variety), it must have been spelled that way at some point, by some one!

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  22. I'd love to savor this maple cookie, and I'd start by licking the scrumptious looking icing off first!

    Funny, in my "The American College Dictionary" (last edition 1966), the primary spelling is "cooky" and says "Also, in the U.S., cookie."

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  23. I love maple flavours , these cookies look so good Jill esp the glaze , literally drooling here :) .

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  24. Your cookies are perfect for Fall with the maple syrup and Maple glaze. Gorgeous pics We always use Maple syrup on our pancakes and French Toast. However when the kids were growing up we didn't use it. It was Aunt Jemima back then.

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  25. These cookies look SOOO good! I love maple flavoring too, especially this time of year and they look so delicious with that icing on top! What a great fall cookie!

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  26. I'm going to tuck this recipe aside for the next time my in-laws visit. My FIL is a huge maple fan and he would be thrilled with these (as would my kids :)).

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  27. Gorgeous cookies...love the maple glaze! Yummy, and droolworthy:DDD

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  28. I am craving a batch of homemade cookies so bad and yours are making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing, I love the glaze!

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  30. I remember these maple cookies while I was a kid. The smell of this makes my tummy growl and crave to have a quick one. Thanks for the recipe, will make this one and reminisce my younger days.

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  31. Hi!To be honest this cookies are new to me but from their looks, they must be delicious! I'll surely try baking Maple cookies one of these days. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  32. I was just thinking of a cookie recipe and this popped up! Thank you for sharing this wonderful delights with us!

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  33. These turned out absolutely terribly... Did anyone else have success?

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    1. Sorry that they didn't turn out for you! I have made these a couple more times since posting this and they have always turned out fine. Did you use real maple syrup, not imitation or "pancake" syrup? The syrup that I have used is considered Grade B, however Grade A should also work but won't give them as much flavor.

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  34. Just made these! They came out great! I may use a tad less maple extract in the frosting next time. Thank you!

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  35. i made these and they were awful. 3 cups of flour turned them into sticky bread dough. are you sure you don't mean 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar? that makes much more sense.

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    1. I checked my notes and the recipe is posted exactly as I made them.

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  36. Followed this recipe exactly, but it didn't make cookies. Turned out kind of like bread. Very disappointed.

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