Discover the quintessence of Canadian terroir with these delicious maple cookies. This recipe offers you crispy biscuits with a soft center of maple cream, an irresistible blend that will delight your taste buds. Ideal for all occasions, these cookies perfectly embody the comforting taste of maple. Use a maple leaf cookie cutter for an authentic touch that will delight everyone.
Ingredients for the crispy cookies:
- 1 cup (250 ml) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) maple sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple flavor (optional)
- 2 cups (750 ml) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Ingredients for maple creaming:
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (250 ml) icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
For the crispy cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and maple sugar until well combined.
- Add maple flavor, if using.
- In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and work the dough until smooth.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch (0.3 cm).
- Use your maple leaf cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
- Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Let cool completely on a rack.
For the maple creaming:
- In a bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
- Gradually add the icing sugar and continue to beat.
- Stir in the maple syrup and maple flavor, if using, until creamed.
- Spread a generous layer of maple cream on the flat side of a cookie.
- Stick another cookie on top of the cream to form a sandwich.
- Repeat until all cookies are used.
Treat yourself to these wonders that perfectly evoke the charm of maple!
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question #1: Can I use maple syrup instead of maple sugar?
Yes, you can substitute maple syrup for maple sugar, but that might change the texture of the cookies.
Question #2: Can I make these cookies in advance?
Yes, the cookies keep well in an airtight container for several days.
Question #3: How to store maple creaming?
Creaming keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Question #4: Can I use a different type of flour?
Yes, but this could affect the texture and taste of the cookies.
Question #5: Can I add nuts or dried fruit?
Yes, nuts or dried fruit can be added for added texture and flavor.
Question #6: What type of butter should I use?
Use unsalted butter for this recipe.
Question #7: Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes, these cookies freeze well. Make sure to wrap them airtight.