Frosted Maple Drops

 If you have a good source of real maple syrup, this recipe from the "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book 15th Edition" is excellent.  My husband doesn’t think that a cookie is much good without some nuts, so I added a cup of chopped pecans.                   
 Frosted Maple Drops
  1           Cup  Butter -- softened
  1           Cup  Brown Sugar – packed (8 ounces)
  1           Teaspoon  Baking Soda
     1/8    Teaspoon  Salt
  1           Cup  Pure Maple Syrup
  1           Large  Egg
  1           Teaspoon  Vanilla
  4           Cups  Flour, All-purpose (1 pound 2 ounces)
  1           Cup Pecans, chopped (optional)
                        Maple Frosting
     1/2    Cup  Evaporated Milk -- or heavy cream
  6           Tablespoons  Butter -- melted
  1           Teaspoon  Maple Extract
  4           Cups  Powdered Sugar -- as needed
Preheat oven to 350°.  Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.  In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.  Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add maple syrup, egg and vanilla, beat until combined.  Beat in as much of the flour as you can.  Stir in any remaining flour.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets; flatten slightly.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops are set.  transfer to wire rack; cool.
Frosting:  In a medium bowl, whisk together evaporated milk or cream, melted butter and maple flavoring.  Gradually stir in powdered sugar until mixture is icing consistency.  Spread tops of cooled cookies with icing.
8 Dozen (96 cookies)
2012 Cost:  $7.59 or 94¢ per dozen without nuts and with purchased maple syrup
Per Serving (without nuts): 70 Calories; 3g Fat (36.2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 46mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. These look just wonderful!!! I will certainly give them a try. Thank you for sharing another wonderful post. dkc


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