maple sugar cookies on a cookie sheet

Maple Cookies

These chewy Maple Sugar Cookies are the perfect fall twist on the classic sugar cookie.  The sugar cookie itself is flavored with real maple syrup and then drizzled with a maple syrup glaze.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword maple cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 186kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In mixer beat butter and shortening on medium high for 30 seconds.
  • Add sugars, maple syrup, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Add in egg yolks and vanilla and then add in flour.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges just begin to turn brown. Cool and drizzle with maple icing

Maple Icing:

  • Combine 1/4 C half and half, 1/4 C melted butter and 3 Tbsp. maple syrup.
  • Add in 3 C powdered sugar to make icing drizzling consistency. Add more if needed.
  • Drizzle over cooled cookies


Shortening - can you use all butter, yes!  I prefer the texture and flavor of the combo of shortening and butter though.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg