Maple Crackletop Cookies

A delicious cookie choice: Maple Crackletop Cookies

Maple Crackletop Cookies

Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies

Maple Crackletop Cookies


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (for rolling)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar until smooth. Mix in syrup, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours until dough is more firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Shape balls about 1-inch in diameter (or larger). Roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  5. Place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until not doughy-looking in the middle.
  • If you have access to maple sugar, use that for rolling the dough balls in.
SOURCE:  Adapted from The Vermont Maple Festival Cookbook

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