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.