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Maple Shortbread Cookies

Maple Shortbread Cookies

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When moving and trying to use up leftover items in the refrigerator, I came up with this recipe. Tasty!

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  • Calories:
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat the butter and maple syrup together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir the flour and salt together in a separate bowl; gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls; flatten gently and arrange onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
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I didn't have real maple syrup but used pancake syrup. Cookies weren't very sweet so I put a brown sugar icing on them. They were better with the icing. I may try making these with karo syrup and using other flavorings like lemon or coconut, all with icicng.


I just baked these and they are delicious! I love maple syrup and it gave the shortbread that extra flavour. I also thought the dough was a bit more like a batter so I just added more flour so it was a bit more manageable to shape into balls. As the other reviews had said it wasn't sweet enough, I added a little sugar to the butter whilst creaming, about a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a tad more maple syrup than the recipe called for. I also sprinkled some demerara sugar over them before they went in the oven. I knew they would be good as the smell from the oven was fantastic. Will definitely make these again! Thanks :)


These cookies are great. I added about 1/2 cup of brown sugar because the previous reviews said they added sugar, I suggest to add sugar it makes it sweet but not too overbearing. I also used fresh maple syrup from an organic market, not the bottled kind, if you can get your hands on some fresh maple syrup it makes the cookies that much better!! I also used just a little less butter, everyone loves them!