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.
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.