Monday, April 10, 2017

Amish Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze

Amish Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • Cookie:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  1. For the cookies: Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Beat together shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
  3. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Be sure to add the flour about 1/2 cup at a time and mix in between additions. 
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls or use a medium cookie scoop. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Remove to cooling rack after a few minutes.
  7. For the glaze: In a small bowl mix the sugar and extract and then mix in syrup until desired consistency.
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