Monday, 17 March 2008

Maple Syrup Cookies

I got spoilt on the weekend - a friend gave me half a litre of maple syrup. Now that is a thoughtful gift eh? So I just had to make Maple Syrup Cookies didn't I? (Even calling them cookies, as I know that the Canadians call what we Aussies call biscuits cookies).
These biscuits are deliciously crisp and tasty. There is a teeny bit of work in preparing the maple syrup, but it's well worth the effort for this crunchy mapley goodness and the recipe is simplicity itself.

Maple Syrup cookies
(original recipe by Kiriel)

1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
175g butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups plain flour

Pour the maple syrup into a small pan and simmer down until it becomes 1/4 cup of liquid with a syrupy molasses-type consistency. Dice the butter, and put it and the caster sugar, brown sugar,and maple molasses in a food processor. Blend for about three minutes until the mix is creamy. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse until the dough is mixed. Wrap in plastic and sit for at least two hours or overnight.

Turn on your oven to heat to 180 degrees. Break off a piece of the dough and roll out to around 3mm thickness. Cut out shapes and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until a light golden colour. Cool and decorate. I iced mine with an icing made of icing sugar, maple syrup and just a little teeny bit of lemon juice to help the setting.


Mansi Desai said...

This is really creative, and they look so pretty! nicely done:)

Joanna in the kitchen said...

Those are sooo cute. Great skills. Very well done!!!

Brilynn said...

Everything should have maple syrup in it! Those look so good!

LyB said...

Mmmmmmmmaple... Those are lovely cookies, they look delicious!

superluckykitchen said...

now THATS a good friend! the cookies look very yummy

mc said...

They look very good and tasty, hummm

Kiriel du Papillon said...

Thanks everyone for your comments - I promise they are even tastier than they look, so do have a bash at the recipe. Enjoy!

AnuZi said...

can we say sugar high? Looks delish dear :o)

Katy said...

the icing looks awesome -- how creative! i never would have thought to create "stems" that way!

Anonymous said...

superbes !!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I really adore maple syrup, having lived in New England most of my adult life - so I can really appreciate the liquid gold that is pure maple syrup!
Those cookies do it justice!

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Cynthia said...

Your serving dish percfectly matches your cookies. Beautiful.