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Nothing brings children to the table like the smell of homemade cookies.
If you love to make cookies for your family, a simple cookie recipe that will enhance the autumn spirit is the “Maple Leaf Cookie”. This petite cookie is a very popular treat at autumn parties, cookie exchange parties and as an after school snack.
This simple cookie recipe takes only a few ingredients, most of which will already be available in the pantry. The list of ingredients includes:
1-cup butter or margarine
½ cup pure maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
3 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Use a medium saucepan to combine the butter or margarine, sugar and syrup. Bring these items to boil, making sure that you stir frequently to prevent burning.
Once the ingredients have boiled, remove from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Add milk to the syrup mixture and stir until well blended.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and ginger. Slowly add the cooled syrup mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Divide the dough in half and wrap each section tightly in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours.
After two hours, take the dough out of the refrigerator. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface until it is about ¼” thick. Cut into shapes, a maple leaf cookie cutter is a great idea. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 8-10 minutes. Place cookies on a wire cooling rack immediately and brush with Maple Glaze (recipe below). This recipe will make approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
The Maple Glaze is a delicious addition to the Maple Leaf Cookies. To make the Maple Glaze you will need to combine ½ cup of sifted confectioner's sugar with 3 tablespoons of pure or maple flavored syrup.