Chocolate- Maple Cookies

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog:  Chocolate- Iced Maple Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Chocolate- Maple Cookies


1 1/4 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 Tablespoon salted butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheets with nonstick spray (or line with parchment paper).

2. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and maple extracts.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

5. For frosting: Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave or heavy saucepan. Add sugar and milk; mix well. Frost cooled cookies.


*Double the icing recipe if you'd like a generous smear of chocolate on top of each cookie.

Source: (via Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes 2006)

2 Responses to “Chocolate- Maple Cookies”

  1. postedOct 19, 2009 3:57 AM

    I have a reputation for making iced cookies. Will add these to my collection. Thanks for tip about maple extract.

  2. postedOct 19, 2009 7:21 PM

    What an interesting combination! I never would have paired maple with chocolate but I definitely will try it. As soon as I get my hands on some real flavoring!

    Question for you – where did you get the capability to have the blog post formatted to print? I’d love to add that to my blog.

Leave a Comment