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Maple Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Enjoy the flavors of fall with these easy to make, dairy-free maple cinnamon sugar cookies.

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A few days before Thanksgiving, my niece Shayla came over to bake cookies with me, and she suggested that we make maple cinnamon cookies. We had originally found a recipe on Pinterest to make, but when I went to check if I had all the ingredients, I realized that the dough required chilling. Since I just don’t have the patience for chilling dough, I thought we might try adapting my super soft sugar cookies recipe to accomplish the same flavors.

Maple Cinnamon Sugar Cookies | @simplywhisked

The original recipe uses vanilla extract and butter, but this time we substituted maple extract, cinnamon and butter-flavored shortening (so Marc could eat the cookies, too). These maple cinnamon sugar cookies turned out amazing. They tasted almost like french toast or cinnamon toast crunch, but choosing maple had been a great idea. They were perfect for Thanksgiving, and they’re a great way to savor the last few days of fall – even if there is officially snow on the ground.

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Maple Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (180C), and line cookie sheets with parchment paper *affiliate link.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt – set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer *affiliate link, cream the shortening and sugar until combined and fluffy – about 1 minute.
  4. Add the egg, maple and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture in ½ cup increments, mixing to combine and scraping sides when necessary.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop *affiliate link, form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet about an inch or so apart.
  7. Bake cookies for 8 – 10 minutes or until cookies have spread and dough is set. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to rest for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
  8. For the icing:
  9. In a medium bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients until smooth. (Add more water or powdered sugar to reach desired consistency, if necessary)
  10. Using the back of a spoon, spread a thin layer of icing onto each cookie.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


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