MAPLE CREAM COOKIES
IngredientsServes 12 cookies
¾ cup (175 ml) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (60 ml) granulated maple sugar or brown sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
½ cup (125 ml) store-bought maple butter
- Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Transfer from bowl onto a work surface, shape into a rectangle. Cut in half and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Remove 1 dough from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ⅛-in (4 mm). Using a maple leaf cookie cutter, cut cookies and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Trace lines on the cookies to reproduce the veining of leaves. Repeat with second pack of dough.
- Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, until sides are golden. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Place 2 tsp (10 ml) of maple butter in the centre of each cookie and cover each with a second cookie. Press down carefully to line up the cookies and spread the maple butter.