Frosted Maple Cookies

"I highly recommend these frosted maple cookies for your next fall baking project! They’re soft, sweet, and full of delicious maple flavor."
-- @saralynn.bakes
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Prep time 1hr 15mins
Cook time 9mins
Serves or Makes: 14

Recipe Card

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teasopon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tabelspoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting Ingredients


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teasopon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teasopon maple extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Step 1

    To make the cookies, cream together the softened butter and white & brown sugars. Add the egg, vanilla extract, maple extract, and milk. Stir until just combined.

  • Step 2

    Add in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir until a dough forms.

  • Step 3

    Roll the dough into fourteen 2 tbsp balls. (I use an actual measuring tbsp for this). Slightly flatten the dough balls and place them on a plate. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.

  • Step 4

    Once chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking sheet. Then, place the sightly flattened and chilled dough balls on the prepared sheet - about three inches apart.

  • Step 5

    Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes. Then, remove them from the oven and cool them on a baking rack.

  • Step 6

    To make the frosting use a mixer to slowly blend the softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and maple extract. Then, gradually add in the powdered sugar until fully combined - pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed. If the frosting seems too dry/thick, add a little milk until you achieve a smoother consistency.

  • Step 7

    Once your cookies have cooled, use a butter knife or a small spatula to frost them. Enjoy!

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