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Maple Sugar Cookies

These are the simplest sugar cookies you will make. With the flavors of maple syrup and vanilla it is the perfect tea time treat for fall. You can get creative with the shapes so stay traditional with the autumn leaves.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course cookie, tea time, High Tea, biscuit
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking paper
  • Cookie tray
  • Wire rack


  • 400 gm Flour
  • 200 gm Butter
  • 200 gm Castor sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 10 ml Maple syrup
  • 5 ml Vanilla extract
  • 2.5 gm Nutmeg grated
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180℃, line a cookie tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bow, add the butter and beat until pale.
  • Add the sugar and beat again until creamy.
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg and egg. Beat until combined.
  • Add the flour and salt. Beat until a shaggy dough. Switch to your hand and bring the dough together. Do not knead it.
  • Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut into circles and transfer each cut out to a baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 mins until the bottom is colored and the top is dry to touch. Cool on a wire rack.


  • The butter must be at room temperature to ensure it beats well.
  • You can make the dough in a food processor. Beat the butter on 1 and continue with he rest of the steps as mentioned. After adding the flour, pulse the mixture until combined.
  • If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour to bring the mixture together. If it is too dry add a little maple syrup to the mixture.
  • Do not over bake the cookies as they will firm up once cooled.
  • You can use any flavoring you, like cinnamon, orange peel, lemon peel, all spice powder.