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two maple brown sugar cookies topped with chopped nuts on white parchment paper

Maple Cookies

If you are a fan of maple, you have to try these easy Maple Cookies. They are a soft-baked maple brown sugar cookie with simple maple icing on top. They make a perfect fall treat for parties, after school snacking, or even a bake sale.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 163kcal


For the Cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Maple Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk as needed
  • Roasted chopped pecans or crumbled cooked bacon for garnish (optional)


Making the Maple Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and brown sugar and Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until fluffy. (you can also use a stand mixer)
    ½ cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar
  • Then add the maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract.
    ¼ cup maple syrup, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Blend again until thoroughly mixed in, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Next, add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and blend just until the dry ingredients are barley mixed (careful not to over-mix)
    2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls.
  • Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Using the bottom of a glass or cup, press each ball down until ½” thick thick.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Careful not to over-bake or the cookies won't be a chewy.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • After the cookies have cooled, mix the ingredients for the maple glaze.

Making the Maple Glaze

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of milk and whisk together.
    1 ½ cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Dip the cookies into the glaze and place them on a wire cooling rack to set completely. (you can also spoon the icing onto the cookies and spread gently)
  • Top with chopped pecans or crumbled bacon onto the glaze before it sets.


Store in an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. Refrigerate for up to a week.
If you would like a thinner glaze, add in a second tablespoon of milk.
Make sure the butter fully softened.
Use white sugar if preferred but brown sugar creates a richer flavored chewier cookie.
Make sure to measure the flour using the spoon and level method or using a food scale..
Omit the cinnamon or use pumpkin pie spice for more intense flavor, if desired.
Nutritional information does not included added pecans or bacon.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 0.002mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg