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“I love maple cookies, and these are just wonderful! Not overpowering, just sweetly subtle with maple and spices. Perfect with a cup of afternoon tea. This recipe comes from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich.”
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Cream the shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the maple syrup and eggs, one at a time.
  5. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture, a little at a time, and mix until well blended. The dough will be sticky.
  7. Sprinkle granulated sugar onto a sheet of wax paper.
  8. Roll the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and dip the tops into the sugar.
  9. Place the balls 2-inches apart on the baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown and the center is set; do not overbake.
  11. Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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