These cookies taste like maple syrup and make you want to start singing Oh Canada! We have a great national anthem so why not belt it out especially because this weekend is Canada Day.
Sandwich cookies look more complicated then they really are. I used a smaller maple leaf cookie cutter because let’s not forget it really is two cookies sandwiched between butter cream – and in this case maple butter cream – so there is NO WAY anyone can eat just one so if they are smaller maybe they won’t feel bad eating two or three…
They really should be called Maple MAPLE Sandwich Cookies because they are super mapley and super yummy.
I made them as part of my S’more dessert table and here is how I made them.
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp maple extract
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Maple Butter Filling:
¼ cup butter, room temperature
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp whipping cream (or regular cream or 5% cream or milk)
2 tsp maple extract
Directions & Tips
In a large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in maple syrup, egg & maple extract.
In separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture until dough is smooth.
Wrap dough into plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour or this could be your “make ahead” and you can refrigerate overnight.
Heat oven to 3500.
Roll out dough. Using a maple leaf cookie cutter, cut out cookies. I used the smallest maple leaf from this Wilton Leaves & Acorn nesting set I have.
Place cookies on parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake at 350o oven, rotating pans halfway through, until golden on bottoms and edges are darkened, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks; let cool.
Maple Butter Filling:
In small bowl, beat butter until fluffy; beat in sugar, cream (or milk) and maple extract until smooth.
I used a piping bag but you could simply spread about 1 tsp of maple butter filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies and then sandwich bottom side down with remaining cookies.
If you make these, don't forget to let me know what you think.
Sing OH CANADA or some other Canadian song* and have a great long weekend.
* also I would like to know what you sang