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Maple Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 20


These Maple Sugar Cookies are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie. They’re soft, chewy, and coated in sugar for the perfect crunchy finish.


  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups (165g) dark brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (48g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (59ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (210g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (48g) granulated sugar (for rolling the dough)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 
  2. Combine the butter with the sugars and beat on medium speed until well creamed together.
  3. Add the maple syrup, egg and extract and mix until well combined, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Slowly add into bowl and beat on medium-low speed until well combined and dough forms.
  5. Use a large cookie scoop to portion to dough and scoop it directly into a bowl of granulated sugar. Roll the cookie in the sugar until it’s well coated. 
  6. Place the dough about 2 inches apart and bake for 13-14 minutes. Allow the cookie to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Freezing cookie dough: Prepare the dough and portion it out as instructed, but hold off on baking. Instead, flash freeze on a cookie sheet until hardened, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to bake your cookies, thaw the dough at room temperature for an hour or so, then bake as directed.

Storing baked cookies: Baked maple syrup cookies will last in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:
1 Cookie
15.7 g
78.8 mg
4.9 g
23.1 g
0.3 g
1.3 g
21.5 mg
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: maple cookies, soft sugar cookies, Christmas cookies