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Maple shortbread cookie with maple icing

Maple Shortbread Cookies

Maple Shortbread Cookies - melt in your mouth shortbread cookies with maple flavoring.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 18 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, cornstarch, and maple extract. Slowly add the flour mixing until combined.

  2. Shape dough in a disk and chill for about 45 minutes until it's firm enough to roll.

  3. Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch. Cut cookies using a 2 to 3 inch cookie cutter in any shape (leaf, circle, square, etc.).

  4. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cookies cool completely.

  5. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and syrup. Spread over cookies. You can use an offset spatula or pipe a border with a ziplock bag filled with icing with the corner snipped off and then fill the center. Let glaze set.

Recipe Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Source: Taste of Home